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Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, Inc.

Since 2000, following the ratification of Florida Statute 411.01, the Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, Inc. has been dedicated to the implementation of an integrated, high-quality, seamless early education system for children and families. The Coalition is accountable for addressing the early educational resources available in Broward County, as well as developing local plans to identify and address early learning needs.

The earliest years of a child’s life are significant in predicting ultimate success in school and in life. Children who attend quality education programs have enhanced cognitive, verbal, and social development; they also enter school better prepared to learn. The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, Inc. provides access and information to early education services through the following Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten and School Readiness programs:
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We believe early childhood education from birth to prekindergarten is the foundation for success in Kindergarten and beyond. In our eyes, early learning is one of the greatest investments we can make in our children. Education begins at birth when a new mind starts its healthy growth and development. Babies who are stimulated by holding, playing and talking develop good brain health and become naturally-strong learners. Strong learners grow up into strong adults who contribute to our future workforce.... Read more


All children will have high quality early learning experiences leading to success in school and life.... Read more


Lead and support the early learning community to promote and deliver high-quality early learning experiences to young children, accessible to all eligible families in Broward County.... Read more

Additional Culture Details

We promise to ensure high quality child care is available for all families, allowing parents to work or attend school while their children thrive in welcoming, nurturing, and engaging settings.

Core Values
•    Customer Centric: Delivering outstanding customer service to providers, families, community partners, etc. is at the core of everything we do and vital to delivering our mission
•    Education: We believe ongoing education/educational support and advocacy promote positive early learning experiences and the opportunity for all children in our community to succeed.
•    Inclusion: We believe all children develop and learn at their own pace. Inclusive learning environments allow for positive learning experiences, development, and social/emotional growth to help children reach their full potential regardless of economic means
•    Innovation: We are committed to finding innovative and creative ways to better help and support our families, providers, partners, staff, and community
•    Quality: We are committed to providing quality services, programs, and support and take pride in the assistance, programs, and services we provide to our providers, families, children, and partners
•    Collaborative: We forge collaborations with our community, partners, providers, and parents who are the "Most important individuals to ensure a child's success"
•    Equity: Equity, inclusion, and cultural competence is embodied in our values, practices, and programming.
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Our Programs
Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R): Informs and educates families about early education, school-age care, and other family strengthening needs, as well as links families to community supports and pertinent services.

Financial Assistance for Child Care/School Readiness: Assists low income working families (at or below 150% of the poverty level) to afford child care.

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK): Prepares Florida’s 4 year-old children for kindergarten and introduces the skills needed to become good readers and successful students.

Child Care Quality: Provides coaching, training, and other supports to child care educators to ensure high quality instruction in each classroom every day.

Child Development Screening & Assessment: Ensures that all children of families receiving financial assistance for child care receive a comprehensive developmental screening with linkages to appropriate services and resources as needed.

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