06-17-2008 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #23

Florida First Start Contract for FY09


The Florida First Start Program is a center/home-based instructional program which provides on site developmental, early literacy training and home visits to families whose children are at risk of future school failure.

This agreement allows Brevard Public Schools to be the provider of the Florida First Start Program which is a high quality home based instructional program for children, birth through four years of age and their families.  The services are offered at targeted Title I schools with a special emphasis on working with families of Limited English Proficiency, and to teenage parents enrolled in the district's Teenage Parent (TAP) Program.  The program provides parent education, home visits, guided parent/child interactions, health and developmental screenings and referrals to community services.  The Florida First Start budget is used to enhance services for those families who need additional assistance.

Funds will be used to provide salaries, fringe benefits, travel, furniture, equipment, materials, AV supplies, technology support and professional development.

In order to expedite this contract and meet the Department of Education deadline of 6/30/08, this item is being submitted for consent without prior information. 

A copy of the proposed services is located in the Office of Early Childhood Education in the Division of Curriculum and Instruction.


Approve the School Board of Brevard County's agreement with the Early Learning Coalition of Brevard County, Inc. to provide the Florida First Start Program for FY09 and receive funding in the amount of $155,000.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 6/17/2008

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.41

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant

Cost Center


Andrea Larson, Resource Teacher
Teresa Wright, Director of Early Childhood & Title I Programs

Attachment:  FFS Contract Information.pdf