For Preschool Providers:

The Literacy Buddy Program teaches children about correspondence, communication and instills appreciation of high quality children’s literature. In addition, we connect your preschool with community groups to benefit students in your classroom.

Providers: Welcome to the Literacy Buddy Program Video

Literacy Buddy Preschool Provider Application Form

Literacy Buddy Preschool Teacher/Director Procedure & Commitment

You can make this a class project. Here is an example of a volunteer thank you letter and a child’s colorful drawing. You may want to use this Thank You Letter Template, which you can download here.

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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