Florida Office of Early Learning

Education

New kindergarten readiness rate to come

Florida Department of Education has chosen a new kindergarten readiness screener, which will be used beginning this school year. Read full story

Education

What’s in Gov. Scott’s 2017 budget for early learning?

Statewide proposed increase of $36 million in early learning could mean nearly $1 million for two programs in Escambia County, local officials say. Read full story

Education

Stars Over Escambia aims to move talk to quality

The Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County wants to give parents tools to gauge good, better, and best when it comes to quality childcare centers. Read full story

Education

How readiness weighs on VPK providers

As state education officials struggle with measuring kindergarten readiness, VPK providers too face consequences from the uncertainty. Read full story

Education

Florida again struggles with testing readiness

Problems with the way kindergarten readiness is calculated at the state level make it hard for districts that want to use the data to do so. Read full story