Mission | Vision | Core Values


vertical_bar Mission:

To lead and support the early learning community in building the best foundation for children birth to five.

vertical_bar Vision:

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

vertical_bar Core Values:

  • Quality 
    “We believe every child deserves excellence in early learning programs and services to make a difference in their lives and our community.”

  • Integrity 
    “We believe integrity is the bedrock of a trustworthy organization which promotes effective relationships and assures mindful stewardship of state resources.”

  • Respect 
    “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.”

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

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

  • Team Work
    “We believe working together results in a stronger organization and community.”

vertical_bar Who We Are:

  • 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

  • ELC Mini Grant - NEW!

     
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  • Virtual Town Hall Recording

    If you were unable to attend ELC of Duval's Virtual Town Hall held on ... Read More

  • CRRSA Grants V Available

    The Office of Early Learning has released Phase V Grants.  This phase is to sup... Read More

  • SUMMER VPK!

    The ELC of Duval is pleased to announce multiple options for Summer VPK!   ... Read More

  • Are you eligible for WIC?

    WIC is a federally funded nutr... Read More