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What is ASPIRE?

Created with providers and families in mind, Aspire was designed to support the addition of new teachers joining the field of early education at provider locations in Palm Beach County. This initiative has the potential to solve two societal needs with one solution. Currently, the child care industry is facing a shortage of qualified and trained early childhood educators, and as previously stated, women and parents overall have left the workforce because of the pandemic.

Opportunities to come back to the workforce and maintain a work/life balance exist either working in a child care center or opening a family child care home.

Who Do I Contact?

Darianne Powell - Program Manager - 561.600.9421 -

Melissa Mercado - Program Director- 561.231.5873 -


Interested in pursuing a career in child care? Click here to view local open positions. 



Contact Us

Parents: (561) 514-3300
Providers/Administrative: (561) 214-8000
Boynton Beach Administrative Office Hours: 8:30am to 5pm (Monday-Friday)
Palm Springs & Rivera Beach/Port Center Office Hours: 8am to 5:30pm (Monday-Thursday)

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 within at least seven (7) days of the event. Accommodation will be provided at no extra charge.