Coalition offices are closed Monday May 30 for the Federal holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday May 31, 2022 at 8:00 am.

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Your child’s successful future starts early with Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten. Find more information on how to enroll in our FREE VPK program.

Parents are a child’s first teacher. And who better to teach them, than those who love and understand so well their individual needs?

Interested in financial assistance for your child’s quality childcare and early learning program? Start right here. We are here and ready to help!

For many of our children, a book from a Literacy Buddy is the first book they have ever owned.

Your child’s successful future starts early with Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten. Find more information on how to enroll in our FREE VPK program.

Interested in financial assistance for your child’s quality childcare and early learning program? Start right here. We are here and ready to help!

Interested in financial assistance for your child’s quality childcare and early learning program? Start right here. We are here and ready to help!

For many of our children, a book from a Literacy Buddy is the first book they have ever owned.

Check these interactive maps to see the locations of
VPK and SR providers.

The Early Learning Coalition is pleased to announce your 2022-2023 Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) contracts and applications are now open. Please complete your application as soon as possible.

Please follow the directions below to submit your 2022-2023 Fall VPK application. Remember you must submit supporting documentation in order to complete the VPK application process.

  • Click here to log in to your account.
  • Click “Contracts”, then “Manage Contracts.”
  • Click “Edit” next to the VPK App 2022-2023 (Fall VPK).
  • Click here to access the documentation requirements for Fall VPK:
  • Click each tab and review the information. Make any necessary updates, making sure all calendars and documents are accurate.
  • Click “Submit” to submit your VPK application for the Coalition review. Note: The new VPK Director/Instructor requirements must be met no later than July 1, 2022.

 If you have any questions or require technical assistance, please call 239-935-6100.

Child Care Resource & Referral  for Families

(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.

Click here to learn more about the services CCR&R can provide your family. 

Child Care Resource & Referral for Providers

Every year hundreds of thousands of families are served by Florida’s 30 early learning coalitions’ CCR&R services. 

  1. Inform communities about child care and the cost of care.
  2. Offer customized child care listings to families based on their needs.
  3. Provide a FREE marketing tool for ALL legally operating child care providers in Florida.

Click here to learn how to submit your business profile.

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