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Investing in Young Children is Critical

toddler2Research suggests that 90 percent of brain growth is developed by the age of five. To help young children experience the best possible learning environment, they need nurturing teachers who have a background in early childhood education and developmentally appropriate child care settings in which to grow and learn.

The Early Learning Coalition’s mission is to enhance the quality of children’s lives by providing families, early childhood educators, care-givers and community partners in Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties with opportunities to positively impact the future.

The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida provides services to over 10,000 children each year, which include the following:

  • Child Development Screenings
  • Inclusion Services
  • Health and Safety Monitoring
  • Vision and Hearing Screening for 3 and 4 year old children
  • RN Child Care Health Consults
  • Child Development Assessments
  • Environment Rating Scale (ERS) to assess child care environments
  • Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) and Training Coordination
  • School Readiness Program for eligible families
  • Voluntary Prekindergarten Program to all 4 year olds
  • Literacy Buddy Program

Support the Early Learning Coalition

Your gift allows the Early Learning Coalition to continue supporting and administering programs to nurture the young children and those who care for them in Southwest Florida. We are 501(c) (3) non-profit organization incorporated in 2005. All contributions to the Early Learning Coalition are tax deductible. You will receive an email confirmation once your information has successfully been submitted and will have the opportunity to make your donation in memoriam of someone special.

Make a Gift by Mail

Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida
Office of Charitable Giving
2675 Winkler Ave Suite 300
Fort Myers, FL 33901
To reach us by e-mail

Memorial Gifts

Gifts can be made in memory of a special individual, and the Early Learning Coalition will be happy to send a card to the family of the individual that you designate.

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