"To all leaders: unlocking the potential of children is not only great for your country, but also for the world."

- Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President @ Human Capital Summit (October 6, 2016)

"Early childhood development programs for children from birth to age 5 are important investments and can help narrow the achievement gap, paving the way for a child’s success."

- Adam Hasner, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County, Inc.

“Quality early learning experiences stimulate young children’s minds, preparing them for a lifelong love of learning and long-term academic success.”

-Dr. Lisa Williams-Taylor, CEO, Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County

"It is not an exaggeration to say that play is as basic to your child's total development as good food, cleanliness, and rest."

-Joanne E. Oppenheim


We provide parents with assistance and information in selecting high quality early learning programs to include School Readiness, Voluntary Prekindergarten and access to local scholarships through community partners.

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Why Our Work Matters?

It is important because we know the experiences during the first five years of a child's life provide the foundation for success in school & charts the course for the future. It is the best investment one can make.

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How can you help?

If you are a parent, provider, agency, business or individual, sign up for newsletters, action alerts and be engaged on a local, state and federal/national level to help our children be 'Ready to Learn and Ready for Life.'

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Parents: (561) 514-3300

Providers/Administrative Office: (561) 214-8000
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Special Notice: If you require Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations to participate in any ELCPBC event or activity, please notify Christie Young, Single Point of Contact, by phone at 561-214-7424 or by email at christie.young@elcpalmbeach.org within at least seven (7) days of the event.  Accommodations will be provided at no extra charge.