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.”
- ELC of Duval is the one-stop resource for information about early learning experiences in Jacksonville and Duval County.
- Early learning experiences are important for lifelong success because the majority of brain development occurs in early childhood.
- ELC of Duval is similar to the school board but for child care programs.
ELC of Duval helps:
- Families get their children into early learning care.
- Provide child care financial assistance.
- Child care providers improve the quality of their early learning program.
Announcements & Events
Your Child's 1st Day of VPK
Your child will soon be starting their very first day fo Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK). This is a huge mileston... Read More
GROW UP GREAT CHILDREN'S CLOSET
The "Grow Up Great Children's Closet" will open the first Friday of each month at 5216 North Pearl S... Read More
The 5-year waiting period has been eliminated! As of July 1st, all lawfully residing children in Florida may... Read More
Enroll Now for VPK!
Registration for the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Education Program - or VPK - is now open for the 2017-2018&nb... Read More
CALLING ALL FOUR YEAR OLDS!
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