What We Do

The Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County is a 501(c) (3) organization that oversees and funds early learning programs for all children, including at risk and income eligible children.  We develop, implement and monitor the School Readiness Subsidized Childcare and Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs as governed by Florida’s Office of Early Learning.  Our programs ensure that St. Lucie’s youngest citizens will receive quality, comprehensive early learning services appropriate to their needs, thereby assuring they enter kindergarten ready to learn.

The Coalition develops, implements and monitors the School Readiness and Voluntary Prekindergarten programs so that our young children will receive quality early learning services appropriate to their needs.  We know that young children have an innate desire to learn.  That desire can be supported or undermined by early experiences. 

We provide an opportunity and foundation that guides children academically, physically, socially and emotionally.  Without the services offered by the Coalition, many of the children participating in our child care programs and services would not have this early learning opportunity; nor, would their parents have the chance to work towards becoming financially self-sufficient.

We recognize parents as their children’s first teachers and the importance of children entering school ready to learn.  We provide families the opportunity to enhance their children’s success by participating in quality early learning programs that better prepare children for school.  At the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County, we strive to make certain that ALL children and families have access to quality, affordable early learning programs and services.

Our Vision

All of St. Lucie County’s children achieve educational success and
become productive members of society.

Our Mission

The Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County is committed to providing a collaborative delivery system of quality child development programs and services to ensure our children become competent and productive individuals.

Board of Directors Vacancies

The Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County currently has two private sector seats available on our Board of Directors.  
Please click on the Board of Directors link below to learn more.



Change the First Five Years...

Glow Bowling Birthday Party

Join the folks at the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County for a Glow Bowling Birthday Party at Superplay in Port St. Lucie on Wednesday, July 31, from 7-9 PM. Your $10 admission includes two games of bowling and bowling shoes, birthday cake & lemonade, all to celebrate the 20th birthday of the Early Learning Coalition, in support of early childhood education, in St. Lucie County.

No bowling pledge sheets needed here as this is a P-A-R-T-Y not a bowl-a-thon, but you can bring the whole family out for glowingly great time.

We want you to party like it's 1999, which is when the ELC was established to promote early childhood education and administer the free Voluntary Pre-K program in Florida.

We've moved to our new permanent office!

We've moved our office to a NEW, PERMANENT, MORE CONVENIENT location! Our new office is on the Third Floor of the Treasure Health Building, 5000 Dunn Road, in Fort Pierce (on the corner of Midway Road and Dunn) with regular office hours of 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. 

Our phone numbers and extensions have all remained the same.  Reach us at 772-595-6424.


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Child Care Resource and Referral services are available Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

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