Because of COVID-19 Concerns:
We will temporarily be conducting business with our clients by telephone ONLY.
Please see the "Contact Us" page or the "COVID-19" page on this website
for more information.
COVID-19 Starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020 our offices will be closed to the public and we will be available by phone only during this time. If you are a parent and have need for services, such as child care referrals and help with the family portal, please use this list to contact staff. For general […]
Live Scan Fingerprint Services Temporarily Suspended: The Early Learning Coalition of SWFL has temporarily suspended Live Scan services to remain aligned with our current procedure of limited public access. If you have need of fingerprinting services in the upcoming weeks, please reach out to the following companies that also provide Live Scan services. Accurate Investigations […]
PARENTS: Because of the need for social distancing during the Coronavirus pandemic, all family supports such as child care referrals and help with the family portal are available here. We are only available by phone during this time. For general questions, please dial (239) 935-6153 For Spanish speakers, please dial (239) 935-6108 For Creole speakers, [...]
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 [...]