Mission Statement

The Early Learning Coalition works to serve children ages birth to 5, and their parents, to provide excellent early care and education opportunities, recognize parents as teachers, and meet special needs in order to ensure that children are ready for school.

Vision Statement

The community will provide excellent early care and education programs, recognize parents as teachers, and meet special needs, in order to ensure children are ready for school.

Questions or assistance:info@elcalachua.org or (352) 375-4110

For Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten visit:  https://vpkcp.floridaearlylearning.com

State of Florida single point of entry application for SR (School Readiness -Subsidized Childcare) or  VPK- click here or call (352) 375-4110 ext 100 for information

ENRICHMENT

ELCAC provides enriching early learning opportunities
for children from birth to five years old ensuring that children will
begin school ready to learn.

ELCAC provides enriching early learning opportunities for children from birth to five years old ensuring that children will begin school ready to learn. Through collaboration, our Coalition uses an integrated service system linking decision makers, families, early childhood educators, and business leaders together to make certain that all of the young children living in our community receive the care and enriching learning opportunities they need to succeed in school and later in life.

Parents may apply for School Readiness (Subsidized Childcare) or Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten at the state website.

For VPK, children must be four years old on or before September 1st of the school year of enrollment. There is no income requirements for VPK.

SR (subsidized childcare) eligibility requirements