Pursuant to Section 402.305(2)(d)5., F.S., all child care personnel must complete a single course of training in early literacy and language development of children ages birth through five years that is a minimum of five clock hours or .5 CEUs. Early literacy training must be completed within 12 months of date of employment in the child care industry. Proof of completion may be documented on a certificate of course completion, classroom transcript, or diploma.
Transition to Kindergarten resources are provided for families to ensure that their child(ren) start kindergarten ready to learn and continues to thrive during the school year.
Parent’s Pages, the Division of Early Learning monthly newsletter, includes resourceful information that encourages fun, learning and family bonding.
Florida adopted the Florida Early Learning and Development Standards, Birth to Kindergarten in December 2017. The standards and benchmarks reflect the knowledge and skills that a child on a developmental progression should know and be able to do at the end of an age-related timeframe.
The Division of Early Learning’s First Teacher books offer guidance on child development and how to encourage children to explore, learn and grow. Each First Teacher book includes a Language and Literacy Domain for ages birth to four-year-olds.