The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida Board of Directors represents both public and private sector business leaders from Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties. The ELC Board of Directors meets bi-monthly at the Early Learning Coalition Office. The public is invited to attend.

Public comments are accepted during a specified time at the beginning and end of the meeting. Please see agenda.

Meetings

September 28, 2022
9:00 am
 – 
11:00 am

Meetings are by ZOOM and in-person

November 16, 2022
9:00 am
 – 
11:00 am

Meetings are by ZOOM and in-person

February 1, 2023
9:00 am
 – 
11:00 am

Meetings are by ZOOM and in-person

March 15, 2023
9:00 am
 – 
11:00 am

Meetings are by ZOOM and in-person

May 3, 2023
9:00 am
 – 
11:00 am

Meetings are by ZOOM and in-person

June 21, 2023
9:00 am
 – 
11:00 am

Meetings are by ZOOM and in-person

*All Board meetings are held at 2675 Winkler Ave., Suite 300, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Driving Instructions

Coalition Bylaws

Download current copies of the coalition bylaws by clicking on the link below.


Early Learning Coalition Seeks Board Members

Are you interested in expanding your connections in Southwest Florida? Do you want to develop skills (public speaking, networking and leadership experience) that may advance your professional career? Serving on the Early Learning Coalition Board and its committees offers individuals a rewarding way to share their skill sets and talent at a not-for-profit organization that targets early education.

Being a board member requires an active and sincere interest in promoting quality early learning for young children and supporting families towards self-sufficiency. Each board member will be expected to regularly attend Board meetings (schedule six times each year); and participation in one or more Board Committees.

Currently, applicants are needed to fill the following vacant seats:

  • Private Sector Business Members, which includes those working for both for-profit and nonprofit businesses
  • 3 seats: Governor’s Appointee, Southwest Florida, (term defined by the Governor)

For more information about the Coalition Board or to apply for any of these positions click here. If you are interested in joining our Board, please complete the Coalition Application online. The application is submitted directly to the Early Learning Coalition at 2675 Winkler Avenue, Ste. 300, Fort Myers, Florida 33901. For information/application for consideration as the Governor’s Appointee position, go to Governor Appointee Application.

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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