Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County
The Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County is a non-profit agency that provides services to help all children develop the skills needed to achieve educational success. Programs include:
CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL
Free, unbiased, personalized information on child care programs in the area, including a customized search based on criteria you select, such as location, schedule, environment, and special needs.
School Readiness funding is available to eligible families to assist in obtaining affordable, high-quality child care.
VPK is a free program available to all four-year-olds born on or before September 1 who reside in Florida, regardless of family income. Parents visit the ELC to establish child eligibility and then receive a certificate to enroll the child at the VPK provider of their choice.
CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL - Free Help Finding Child Care
SCHOOL READINESS - Child Care Funding Assistance
VOLUNTARY PREKINDERGARTEN - Free For All Four-Year-Olds in Florida
Please see our website, www.elc-manatee.org for further information and assistance with these programs.