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

  • 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!  Read More