The Early Learning Coalition of Orange County is a
public and 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.