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About Us

The Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County is a not for profit planning and funding agency focused on early care and education. The goal of the Early Learning Coalition is to prepare all children to enter kindergarten ready to succeed. Additionally, the Coalition supports school age children in continuing academic achievement. The coalition achieves these goals in collaboration with community partners by providing:

  • Child care scholarships
  • VPK- Florida’s FREE Voluntary Prekindergarten program for 4 year olds
  • Training and technical assistance for child care providers
  • Developmental, vision and hearing screenings
  • Resource and referral information for families looking for child care

Mission Statement

To lead the community in the development and delivery of a high quality learning system and family support services that maximize each child’s potential and promote the economic self-sufficiency of families.

Core Values

  • We believe parents are a child’s first and most important teacher.
  • We believe working together creates a stronger community.
  • We respect all cultures, backgrounds and belief systems.
  • We believe high quality early learning experiences provide a foundation for success in life.

Vision Statement

Pinellas County is a community that embraces the importance of early learning to ensure all children have a foundation for future success.

Customer Service Guarantees

  1. We will greet all customers with a smile and a genuine offer to provide assistance.
  2. We will be respectful of every customer’s time and needs.
  3. We will listen to each customer, determine how we can best help and offer all support available.
  4. We will give our full attention to the customer we are serving.
  5. We will follow through with our commitments.