Early Childhood Education
Early Learning Coalition
The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County is a nonprofit organization committed to monitor the quality of early childcare and pre-schools for kids in Palm Beach County. With a wide range of affordable programs as well as early learning and voluntary pre-kindergarten plans, the Coalition serves more than 50,000 children (with a focus on birth to age 5) and their families.
The group was founded in 2000 and works with 31 comparable organizations in Florida. These organizations were all created following the enactment of the School Readiness Act, which consolidated Florida’s early learning services into one integrated program.
The mission of the Early Learning Coalition is to encourage kids, as they get ready for school in voluntary pre-kindergarten and after-school programs. All of this increases the likelihood of children achieving future educational success and becoming constructive members of their communities. The Coalition seeks to promote the physical, social, emotional and scholarly needs of Palm Beach County children during their pre-school years.
The VisionThe vision of the Early Learning Coalition is to ensure a wide-ranging and well-integrated system of affordable services for all families and their children (from birth to 5 years old) so children enter school ready to learn and achieve success in life.