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ELC Offices are OPEN: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Interested in serving on the ELC Board of Directors or one of its committees? 

We need members of the community to lead us in our mission. Please join us in this important work to ensure that children are ready for school and their families have childcare to support employment and/or educational opportunities. APPLY HERE

 

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.

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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