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 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
Congratulations Violation-Free Providers!
Congratulations to all of the child care providers who did not receive ... Read More
Free Virtual Books, Balls & Blocks Screening Event
The ELC of Duval will be conducting a free, VIRTUAL Books, Balls & B... Read More
Free Child Care Resource & Referral
Free Child Care Resource and Referral to all families seeking information on quality child c... Read More
Northside Office Has Relocated
The ... Read More
Have Your Registered Your Child for VPK?
Don't wait to register for Voluntary Prekindergarten! Now is the time!