The Early Learning Coalition of Orange County is a public/private partnership committed to ensuring all children enter school ready to learn.
In 1999, Florida law established the Early Learning Coalition to ensure children ages birth to five experienced the benefits of developmentally appropriate, research based early education services while respecting the role of the parent as a child’s first teacher.
Most of the Coalition’s investments are made possible through Federal grants and local contributions. With these, the Coalition provides child care to eligible children and promotes best practices among early learning providers.
State revenues make up the balance of the Coalition’s budget and make it possible to offer every 4-year-old Orange County child the opportunity to participate in the Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK) program.
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The Mission of the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County is to provide unified leadership, support and guidance to ensure that the children of our community have the opportunity to reap the benefits of developmentally appropriate, research-based school readiness and VPK programs, respecting the role of the parent as their child’s first teacher.
All Orange County children will be fully prepared to enter school ready to learn.