|Works to determine the needs of young children in the community.|
Develops plans and works in collaboration with community partners to ensure children are ready for school.
|Evaluates the quality of early childhood services|
|Oversees Florida's free Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program, which serves over 10,000 children in Palm Beach County.|
|Administers funding for the School Readiness program.|
"Children are one third of our population and all of our future."
- Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health
Early childhood matters. Experiences during the first five years of a child's life provide the foundation for success in school and charts the course for the future. The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County ensures that programs and services are available to assist families with young children during their formative years. We provide information and assistance on choosing quality child care, Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK), School Readiness and early learning programs.