To lead and support the early learning community in building the best foundation for children birth to five.
We are Jacksonville’s first stop for early learning through collaborative leadership that ensures:
- All children receive high-quality care and learning
- All families have the support they need for their children to succeed
- All children are ready for their academic and lifelong success
“We believe every child deserves excellence in early learning programs and services to make a difference in their lives and our community.”
“We believe integrity is the bedrock of a trustworthy organization which promotes effective relationships and assures mindful stewardship of state resources.”
“We believe respect is essential to building the relationships that are critical to success and optimizing the talents and diversity of our families and partners.”
“We believe ongoing education and advocacy promotes positive early learning experiences, providing all children the opportunity to succeed.”
“We believe families and providers are unique and we strive to understand, appreciate, and serve their needs.”
“We believe working together results in a stronger organization and community.”
Announcements & Events
Attention, childcare providers!! This fall the Developmental Health and Inclusion Department will be hosti... Read More
Choosing a child care provider for your family is one of the most important decisions you will ever make as a pare... Read More
GROW UP GREAT CHILDREN'S CLOSET
The Grow Up Great Children's Closet is open the first Friday of each month on a first come, first serve basis.... Read More
READ, READ, READ!
Did you know that reading to infants and young children promotes brain development? Try these read aloud
2019 VPK REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Enroll now in Florida's Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Education Program. Read More