Our Business Breakfast is Friday, October 28, 2022.

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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.

 

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We invite you to grab a coffee and a delicious breakfast as you listen to our featured speakers, Dr. Mike Martin, President, Florida Gulf Coast University; Marshall Bower, President and Executive Director at the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools; and Armando Llechu, Chief Officer of Hospital Operations at Lee Health on the topic:

The  Building Blocks of Preschool: How Early Learning Builds the Foundation for a Stronger Economy. 

We also honor Joe Paterno, outgoing Executive Director of CareerSource Florida, as an ELC Early Learning Champion.

 

 

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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Coalition News: Hurricane Ian

In response to Hurricane Ian, the Early Learning Coalition of SWFL is dedicated to providing information and assistance to childcare providers of Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties.

School Readiness Providers:  School Readiness reimbursements for September are anticipated to be released on schedule.  If you are able to log into the Provider Portal, please record facility closures for September and submit your attendance.  Payment will NOT be delayed if you are not able to access the portal due to loss of power or internet.

VPK Providers:  VPK Advance has been processed for all providers contracted for advance payments.  VPK reimbursements for September are anticipated to be released on schedule.  If you are able to log into the Provider Portal, please record facility closures for September and submit your attendance.  Payment will NOT be delayed if you are not able to access the portal due to loss of power or internet.

Click HERE for instructions on recording temporary closures in the Statewide Provider Portal.

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