Advocate

The Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas makes deliberate efforts to promote, participate in, and support activities with various community organizations helping children and their families. However, advocacy efforts for early education issues are not tackled by any single agency or organization.

Anyone can become an advocate for local, state, and federal issues impacting children – and it is not as intimidating as it sounds! Sparking a conversation can raise awareness about the importance of early care and education. It can be as simple as talking to friends, family, neighbors and others in your community, talking about the importance of early childhood education and getting the average citizen (not just politicians) to understand how early learning impacts the community.

The information below will help to get you get started! 

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Find Your State Legislators

GOVERNORS OFFICE

Governor Ron DeSantis

Phone: (850) 717-9337

LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION

Every year, the Pinellas County Legislative Delegation establishes a process for and considers local bills.
The Delegation is comprised of all members of the Florida House of Representatives and the
Florida Senate elected to represent any portion of the County.

FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

There are 24 municipalities in Pinellas County – click on yours to find contact info for your local government and elected officials: http://www.pinellascounty.org/Municipalities.htm.

 

BUSINESS ALLIANCE FOR EARLY LEARNING

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Florida’s future starts early. The foundation of many skills needed for 21st-century jobs is established in the earliest years. Eighty-five percent of brain growth occurs by the time a child is three and early childhood education, particularly between ages 0-8, is essential for a child’s development of both cognitive and non-cognitive skills.

The Florida Chamber Foundation encourages business leaders like you to join our Business Alliance for Early Learning. Businesses from around the state will tackle a number of issues impacting children ages 0-8. Join us as we engage businesses, families and community leaders in securing Florida’s future through quality early learning.

 

2536 Countryside Blvd Suite 500, Clearwater, FL 33763

Hours of Operation: M-F, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Processes and Procedures


A. Placements

I. General: 

  1. Appointment Phone Script and Process
  2. BG1-11 Outreach and Enrollment Process
  3. Placement 30-30 Plan
  4. Browsing
  5. Keying Placements
  6. Sib-Adds
  7. Interview Flow
  8. Terms and Conditions in the Family Portal Account


II. Waitlist:


III. CCAA Process:


B. Enrollments


C.
Redeterminations

I. Processing Redeterminations: 


II. Rejections for Redeterminations:


III. Other/General Redetermination Information:


D. Reestablishment Periods/Reviews


E. Transfers


F. Suspended Enrollments


G. Coalition Transfers


H. Social Security


I. SR Plus-Local Funding

Annual Report

Annual Report