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Request for Proposals (RFP) & Request for Quotes (RFQ)
- Notice of Intent - Single Source Procurement - PUR 7778 -Teachstone - ELCPOLK-FY2022-10
- Notice of Intent - Single Source Procurement - PUR 7778 - Kaplan Early Learning Co. - ELCPOLK-FY2022-09
- RFP - Classroom Support Materials - ELCPOLK-FY2022-07 - Informational Meeting
- RFP - Classroom Support Materials - ELCPOLK-FY2022-07 - CLOSED
- Notice of Intent - Single Source Procurement - PUR 7778 - Teaching Strategies, LLC - ELCPOLK-FY2022-06 - COMPLETED
- Single Source Procurement - PUR 7776 - Teachstone - ELCPOLK-FY2022-10
- Single Source Procurement - PUR 7776 - Kaplan Early Learning Co. - ELCPOLK-FY2022-09
- RFP - Dramatic Play Materials - ELCPOLK-FY2022-08 - CLOSED
- Single Source Procurement - PUR 7776 - Teaching Strategies, LLC - ELCPOLK-FY2022-06
- Notice of Intent - Single Source Procurement - PUR 7778 - iVenture Solutions - ELCPOLK-FY2022-05 - COMPLETED
- Single Source Procurement - PUR 7776 - iVenture Solutions - ELCPOLK-FY2022-05 - COMPLETED
- Notice of Intent - Single Source Procurement - PUR 7778 - Teachstone - ELCPOLK-FY2022-03 - COMPLETED
- Notice of Intent - Single Source Procurement - PUR 7778 - Discovery Source, LLC - ELCPOLK-FY2022-04 - COMPLETED
- Single Source Procurement - PUR 7776 - Teachstone - ELCPOLK-FY2022-03 - COMPLETED
- Single Source Procurement - PUR 7776 - Discovery Source, LLC - ELCPOLK-FY2022-04 - COMPLETED
- RFP - VPK Curriculum Materials & Training - ELCPOLK-FY2022-02 - CLOSED
- RFP - Digital Educational Resources & Technology for VPK - ELCPOLK-FY2022-01 - CLOSED
- RFP - Early Language Support - ELCPOLK-FY2021-05 - CLOSED
- RFP - Managed IT Services - ELCPOLK-FY2021-04 - CLOSED
- RFP - Cozy Corner Kits - ELCPOLK-FY2021-03 - CLOSED
- RFP - Promoting the Resilience of Adults and Families - ELCPOLK-FY2021-02 - CLOSED
- RFP - Mental Health and Social-Emotional Supports - ELCPOLK-FY2021-01 - CLOSED
- RFP - Emergency Recovery and Development Curriculum Program - ELCPOLK-FY2020-06 - CLOSED
- RFP - Infant/Toddler Classroom Materials - ELCPOLK-FY2020-05 - CLOSED
- RFP - Lake Wales Office Space - ELCPOLK-FY2020-04 - CLOSED
- RFP - Social/Emotional Health and Character Development Kits - ELCPOLK-FY2020-03 - CLOSED
- RFP - Behavior Management Classroom Guidance/Training - ELCPOLK-FY2020-02 - CLOSED
- RFQ - Professional Staff Development - RFQ 20.21-01 - CLOSED
- RFP - Database Management System - ELCPOLK-FY2020-01 - CLOSED
ELC in the Media
- LkldNow - May 2023 - Mi Escuela Montessori Celebrates Cinco De Mayo
- The Ledger - May 2022 - PCPS Teen Parent Program
- Lake Wales News - March 2023 - Lake Wales Pre-School Teacher Helps Literacy Skills Soar with Poetry
- The Ledger - March 2022 - Miss Lakeland Promotes Early Literacy
- The Ledger - January 2022 - Haines City Mayor to Preschool Students: Dream Like King
- The Ledger - January 2022 - ELC Raises $18,435.53 for United Way
- The Daily Ridge - December 2021 - First Steps Preschool Students Receive Free Books from Humana
- The Ledger - December 2021 - Early Learning Coalition Celebrates Literacy and Learning with Humana Book Donation
- The Ledger - October 2021 - Early Learning Coalition of Polk County Teaches Kindness
- The Ledger - October 2021 - ELC of Polk Lip Sync Battle coming to the RP Funding Center November 6
- The Ledger - September 2021 - Diaper Drive
- The Ledger - September 2021 - Dyer Difference Award
- The Ledger - July 2021 - Marc Hutek of ELC Needs a New Kidney
- The Ledger 4/15/21 "COVID Relief Grants Keep Polk County Providers Afloat"
- The Daily Ridge 4/20/21 "ELC of Polk Will Cover Childcare Expenses"
- Lake Wales News 4/14/21 "ELC of Polk Offers Childcare Assistance"
- The Ledger 4/2/21 "VPK Information"
- The Winter Haven Sun 3/23/21 "ELC of Polk Offers Childcare Expense Assistance
- The Daily Ridge 12/08/20 “Central Florida Wheels of Steel Doubles Fun in Second Year”
- The Ledger 12/03/20 - "Wheels of Steel Custom Motorcycle Show"
- The Ledger 3/7/20 “Green Eggs and Ham on Menu for Little Readers”
- Lake Wales News 2/19/20 “Preschool Continues Valentine Tradition to Promote Kindness, Good Manners”
- Four Corners News-Sun 2/5/20 “Winter Haven Airport Director Returns from Deployment, Reads to Lake Wales Preschoolers”
- The Ledger 2/4/20 “Local Author Inspires Dreams of Littlest Learners”
- Lake Wales News 1/28/20 “Back from Iraq, Army Captain Vacha to Read to Children January 29”
- Winter Haven Sun 12/4/19 “Early Learning Coalition Honors Pair of Local Families”
- The Ledger 11/18/19 “Early Learning Coalition Recognizes Outstanding Families”
- The Ledger 10/20/19 “Polk Perspective: We Must Invest More in Early Learning Educators”
- The Daily Ridge 9/30/19 “Teacher Loses More Than 70 lbs. to Inspire Healthy Habits for Her Students”
- The Ledger 6/20/19 Photo Gallery: “Wheels of Steel Motorcycle Show in Polk”
- The Ledger 6/20/19 “Wheels of Steel Roaring into RP Funding Center”
- Polk County Sun - 5/8/19 - "Nurse Family Partnership Aims to Develop Model Mothers in Polk County"
- The Ledger 3/6/19 “Mulberry Day Care Encouraging STEAM Learning”
- The Ledger 1/18/19 “Polk Heroes Reading Program Promotes Literacy”
- Bay News 9 - February 2023 - Local author pens book for young kids to help build self-esteem
- ABC Action News - June 2022 - Hometown Heroes Housing Program
- ABC Action News - May 2022 - Polk Teen Parent Program Helps Young Moms
- FOX 13 News - August 2021 - Peppa Pig and Kiddie Korner
- FOX 13 News - July 2021 - Lack of Staff Forces Learning Station Academy Preschool to Close
- PGTV - July 2021 - Why Childcare Centers are Essential for Parents
- Bay News 9 - May 2021 - Lakeland Childcare Centers to Receive Funding
- FOX 13 News - May 2021 - Staff Shortage in Polk Preschools
- PGTV - March 2021 - Early Learning Coalition of Polk County to Open New Training Center in Lakeland
- FOX 13 - March 2021 - Polk County organization will pay for childcare for working parents
- FOX 13 - September 2020 - Early Learning Coalition of Polk County contracted owner of Beacon Hill Preschool , John Griffin announces that his center is COVID-free.
- PGTV - September 2020 - Parent Testimonial – How the ELC of Polk Helped Provide Funds for First Responders and Healthcare Staff During Pandemic
- ABC Action News - August 2020 - Early Learning Coalition Teaching Children to Cope with Emotions During Pandemic with “Calming Kits” with CEO Dr. Marc Hutek.
- PGTV - August 2020 - How Calming Kits Are Used
- PGTV - June 2020 - The Importance of Social Emotional Learning with Martha Santiago, Commissioner District 4, Polk County Board of County Commissioners
- FOX 13 News - March 2020 - Green eggs and ham get on the menu and are served at The Learning Station Academy while students and teachers celebrate with Dr. Seuss book reading of “Green Eggs and Ham”.
- Bay News 9 -January 2020 - U. S. Army Capt. Alex Vacha Reads “Rooster’s Off to See the World” to Preschoolers at Lake Wales Family YMCA to Celebrate 2020 Literacy Week Florida!
- FOX 13 News - May 2019 - ELC Helps Mentor Expecting Moms