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Services For Providers

Interested in becoming a School Readiness Provider?

The School Readiness program offers qualified parents financial assistance for child care through a variety of services. These services include all-day, extended-year and school age care for children to support parents in becoming financially self-sufficient. The Early Learning Coalition's Family Services Specialist identify eligible children for the program and maintain a unified waiting list for school readiness eligible children.

To obtain more information on becoming a school readiness provider, you may contact Tameka Mays, Quality Operations Director for the Coalition at 352-435-0566. You may also download and submit an "Intent to Contract" form from this website. Also, for your review you may view the ELCLC SR Contract to get a better idea of what is required of a School Readiness Provider.

School Readiness

Click here to view or Download the 2013-2014 Intent to Contract

Contract document checklist 2013- 2014

SR Provider Agreement 2013-2014

Direct Deposit Authorization Form

   School Readiness  

ELCLC SR Application 2013-2014

Out of County SR Contract Checklist

Click here for imformation about opening a child care facility

Provider Web Dropbox Signup Form

SR Provider Attendance Forms
ELCLC Daily Attendance Form   ELCLC Daily Attendance – Bus/Transportation Log Form
ELCLC Weekly Attendance Form   ELCLC Daily Attendance – Bus/Transportation Log Form

Technical Training and Mentoring

Technical training and mentoring consists of one-on-one mentoring and professional development trainings for Lake County providers. The Coalition has early education specialists on staff who monitor centers to ensure that health and safety requirements are met as well as class ratios. These early education specialists assess the environmental quality of the centers to ensure that age appropriate curriculum is being used and that providers are equipped with essential learning resource materials. Special trainings are held throughout the year specifically for infant/toddlers as well as early childhood.

The Coalition conducts a variety of special workshops and conferences throughout the year. These trainings range from an in-house training as well as the annual conference for providers. This allows our providers to earn their required in-service hours or their CEUs at the conference. The Coalition’s training calendar is developed early in the program year and providers are encouraged to review the calendar regularly for any additions or changes.

First Aid and CPR Training First Aid & CPR Training

For several years, the Early Learning Coalition has offered our providers First Aid & CPR training at a minimal cost with certified trainers. The First Aid & CPR training is typically held on the first Saturday of each month. Class size is no more than 30 and is on a first paid registration basis. These trainings are held throughout Lake County as many ELCLC providers volunteer to host the trainings at their child care facilities. This allows interested providers to choose which training session is most convenient based on their deadline or location. The current cost of the training is $25.00 per person and must be received with a completed registration form no later than five working days prior to the date of training. Registration may be mailed or hand delivered to:


Early Learning Coalition of Lake County
1300 Citizens Blvd. Suite 206
Leesburg FL 34748

If you have any questions about the First Aid & CPR training please contact
352-435-0566, Monday – Thursday, 8:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The Big Blue Bus Program

The Big Blue Bus is a specifically designed bus that acts as a mobile resource for early childhood providers in Lake County. Through partnerships with Lake County’s Children’s Services Council and area foundations and businesses, the Coalition is able to provide this service to all Lake County providers free of charge. The Coalition now has two Blue Buses that travel throughout the community to reach children in private, public, faith-based or family home child care situations or in community events. The bus provides resource materials for parents and providers on topics ranging from kindergarten readiness to positive parenting. Early Childhood Specialist Teressa Parrish offers a variety of services to providers and parents. When the Big Blue Bus travels to centers or family child care homes, Ms. Parrish conducts science projects with the children, as well as reading and story time. An added benefit is that the children have time to learn and do activities on the computers that are provided on the bus. If you are a provider and want to schedule a visit from the Big Blue Bus contact Ms. Parrish directly at 352-315-6671 Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

ELCLC.org ~ The Big Blue Bus Program
Early Learning Coalition of Lake County
1300 Citizens Blvd. Suite 206, Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: (352) 435-0566 ~ Email
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