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.
 
 
 
 

Spotlights

VPK and SCHOOL READINESS ASSISTANCE

Wait-list for School Readiness Program

The Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County will activate a School Readiness wait-list, effective Tuesday 7/9/2019 at 11: 59:00 pm, in order to focus efforts on EFS Modernization true-up for the fiscal year ending 6/30/2019. All applications received prior to this date and time will be processed accordingly. The Coalition expects the true-up process to be completed by mid-August, at which time, we  expect to begin pulling from the wait-list and continuing enrollment efficiently.  
 
The wait-list applies to the School Readiness Subsidized Childcare Program only and does not affect application for enrollment to the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program currently underway.
 

Change the First Five Years...

Office Closed for Labor Day holiday

 
The Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County, Inc. office will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 2, 2019. Our office will re-open with regular office hours of 8:00 am - 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
 
During our closure, if you have a child care emergency and need to search for a provider or you wish to report child abuse or neglect you can do so, online at www.myflfamilies.com.  If you are in need community referrals, please contact 211.
 

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 extensaions remain 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
772-595-6363

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