Save the date: August 7, 2020 7:30 am – 8:30 am Business Breakfast at Broadway Palm Theater. Our offices are closed on Monday, February 17, 2020 for Presidents’ Day. We will reopen Tuesday February 18, at 8:00 am.
Registration is underway for the Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program for children in Lee, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties. The VPK program is free for every 4-year old in the state of Florida. Some 5-year olds are also eligible, depending on their birth date. A parent or guardian may learn more about the VPK program and […]
If you are a provider or parent/guardian and need information about the services we offer, please look here. Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida, Inc. 2675 Winkler Avenue, Suite 300 Ft. Myers, Florida 33901 Phone: (239) 935-6100 Fax: (239) 935-6181 Office Hours: 8am-5pm Monday - Friday ELC Brochure (English) ELC Brochure (Spanish) Phone Directory for [...]
Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) is a FREE community service that offers information and referral services to all families that are looking to find child care information in Southwest Florida. CCR&R assists families in finding early education programs that best meet their needs. Contact Family Services at 239-935-6100. Then press 1. Trained staff will […]
To apply for Voluntary Prekindergarten, please visit the Florida's Early Learning Portal. If you live in Florida and your child turned 4 years old on or before September 1, your child is eligible for the VPK program. Some 5-year-olds are eligible depending on their birth date. School Year Program - 540 instructional hours. Summer Program [...]
To apply for School Readiness funding (child care assistance), select “Register for School Readiness” under the Parent/Guardian button on our main website page. Once you enter your information regarding your family size and income, the computer will automatically let you know whether you might qualify for assistance. Please keep in mind that funding is limited […]
Head Start is a group of federal programs for low-income children and their families. Head Start programs include: Early Head Start, Migrant Head Start and American Indian Head Start. Head Start facilitates child development and promotes school readiness by enhancing social and cognitive development through health, educational, nutritional, social and other services. Head Start programs [...]