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.
Tip sheet to encourage family engagement and build literacy skills.
Schools operating as Nutrition Hubs help children access the nutrition they need throughout the year by operating all available federal child nutrition programs — school breakfast, lunch, supper, and summer meals. This model helps ensure that all children benefit from the nutrition they need so that they can thrive educationally and physically.
EarlyCare is a free parent and provider support provided via text message, providing health and education tips based on your child’s age. This resource is available for up to three children per text number, and is available for children birth – 8 years old, in English and Spanish. EarlyCare provides easy to understand messages on speech and reading development, wellness, growth and other educational milestones, and has a searchable resource library, including games, videos, articles, and learning & development tools for young children. To enroll, simply text LEARN to 52046!