Mission, Vision and Values - Early Learning Coalition of Duval
Mission, Vision and Values

Who We are

The Early Learning Coalition of Duval is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring quality child care and early education for Duval children. Through various affordable and innovative early education and voluntary prekindergarten programs, the ELC of Duval serves more than 17,000 children age birth to 5 years old and their families annually.

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.


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

Core Values


“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 working
together results in
a stronger organization
and community.”


“We believe respect is
essential to building the
relationships that are critical
to sucess and optimizing
the talents and diversity of
our families and partners.”


“We believe families and
providers are unique and we
strive to understand, appreciate,
and serve their needs.”


“We believe ongoing
education and advocacy
promotes positive early
learning experiences,
providing all children the
opportunity to succeed.”

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