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Marshall Bower
ELCSWFL Interim Board Chair
President & CEO, The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools
Douglas Szabo
ELCSWFL Board Vice-Chair
Attorney, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.
Brooke Delmotte
ELCSWFL Board Treasurer
Provider Liaison & Administrative Team Leader, Early Steps - Health Planning Council
Dr. Elizabeth McBride
Board Secretary
Director of Early Learning, Collier County Public Schools-Designee
Alex Breault
Finance Committee
Director, Talent Initiatives, Naples Chamber of Commerce
Jason Himschoot
Chair, HR Committee
Attorney. Maughan, Himschoot and Adams Law Group
Michele King
Chair - Program Committee
Director Child Advocacy Program, Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida
Rebecca McKellar
Nominations and Bylaws Committee
Creative World Schools, Private For-Profit Child Care
Chantel Porte
Program Committee
Regional Supervisor for Child Care Licensing, Department of Children and Families
Mary Grace Romo
Nominations & Bylaws Committee
Director, Early Childhood Learning Services, Lee county Public Schools
Kimberly Ross
Board Member
Owner, Ross Dynasty Cares
Dr. Kelly Roy
Chair, Nominations & Bylaws Committee
Professor/Early Childhood Education Coordinator, Florida SouthWestern State College
Tara Sherrod
Events Committee
Director, First Baptist Preschool, Representative of Faith-Based Childcare Providers
Barbara Short
Quality Assurance Program Manager for CareerSource Southwest Florida
Char-Nequa Smith
Board Member
Executive Community Health Nursing Director, Lee County Health Department Administrator-Designee
Aaron Stitt
Board Member
Florida Department of Children and Families
Tanya Williams
Nominations & Bylaws Committee
Director, Collier County Library Designee-Collier Board of County Commissioners

Coalition News: Hurricane Ian

In response to Hurricane Ian, the Early Learning Coalition of SWFL is dedicated to providing information and assistance to childcare providers of Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties.

School Readiness Providers:  School Readiness reimbursements for September are anticipated to be released on schedule.  If you are able to log into the Provider Portal, please record facility closures for September and submit your attendance.  Payment will NOT be delayed if you are not able to access the portal due to loss of power or internet.

VPK Providers:  VPK Advance has been processed for all providers contracted for advance payments.  VPK reimbursements for September are anticipated to be released on schedule.  If you are able to log into the Provider Portal, please record facility closures for September and submit your attendance.  Payment will NOT be delayed if you are not able to access the portal due to loss of power or internet.

Click HERE for instructions on recording temporary closures in the Statewide Provider Portal.

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