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 a 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.

The Coalition takes very seriously its role as the steward of state, federal and local funds targeted for the delivery of the Early Learning Programs (School Readiness and Voluntary Pre- Kindergarten) in Orange County. As such, the Coalition wants to make sure cases where there is a suspicion of possible fraud, misfeasance, misapplication of funds, gross mismanagement and employee/participant misconduct are handled in a swift manner.

Please help us be good stewards by letting us know if you are aware of any situation that may be considered fraudulent. You may contact: The Early Learning Coalition of Orange County || ATTN: fraudreport@elcoc.org. Citizens may also report suspected fraud to the Office of Inspector General at (850) 245-7135. To obtain detailed information and examples of fraudulent situations, please email fraudreport@elcoc.org.

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

All Orange County Children will be fully prepared to enter school ready to learn.

Our Organization

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Strategic Plan

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