Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards and Professional Competencies

First Teacher books

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.

Schools as Nutrition Hubs

Schools as Nutrition Hubs

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 Text Messaging Service

EarlyCare Text Messaging Service

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!