Funders & Community Partners

We are proud to work with our local government, education-based, and non-profit partners to ensure Palm Beach County’s children have access to high-quality early learning and educational services. We would like to thank the following community partners:


Florida Division of Early Learning (DEL)

The Florida Division of Early Learning (DEL) ensures access to high-quality, affordable early learning services for children and families throughout Florida. The state of Florida welcomes approximately 600 newborns every day and is home to more than one million children under the age of 5. As many as 700,000 of these children attend some type of early learning program. OEL supports these children, their families, and the child care providers who serve them through administration and management of 30 Early Learning Coalitions throughout Florida. Visit their Website here.


Children’s Services Council (CSC) of Palm Beach County

The Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County (CSCPBC) is a countywide special taxing district created by ordinance, and approved by voters, to fund programs and services that improve the lives of children and their families. CSC partners with and provides funding to local agencies in Palm Beach County so more children are born healthy, remain free from abuse and neglect, are ready for kindergarten, and have access to high-quality afterschool and summer programs. Today, CSC provides leadership, funding and research on behalf of Palm Beach County's children, so they grow up healthy, safe, and strong. Visit their Website here. 


The Children’s Forum

The Children’s Forum administers a variety of programs through Florida's Office of Early Learning (OEL), the Florida Department of Education (DOE), The Florida Department of Health (DOH), The Department of Children and Families (DCF), and the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as well as for private and foundation resources to support the mission of the organization. Locally in Palm Beach County, the Children’s Forum manages The Professional Development Registry, a database of verified education, training, and certifications of Early Care and Education providers. Visit their Website here. 


Palm Beach State College (PBSC)

Through its degree programs and the Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education (IEECE), Palm Beach State College is a partner in supporting a qualified, well-trained child care workforce in Palm Beach County. As part of a comprehensive professional development system, PBSC makes education and training opportunities available to all family child care homes, child care center and school-based early education providers.

Additionally, the IEECE administers SEEK Scholarships and the Achieve Salary Supplement to support practitioner professional development and early education

program improvement. Scholarships are available to practitioners who work in programs that accept children supported by subsidies or are supported by other forms of public funding. Visit their Website here. 


Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County (DOH)

The purpose of Palm Beach County’s child care licensing program is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the children of Palm Beach County as well as promotion of their growth and development. The Palm Beach County Department of Health serves as staff to the Child Care Advisory Council (CCAC) and is responsible for administering the child care licensing program. This includes oversight of licensed programs according to health and safety standards. The Department’s child care inspectors provide information, consultations, and technical assistances to licensed facilities. Visit their Website here.


Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF)

The Department of Children and Families' (DCF) Office of Child Care Regulation and Background Screening is set by Florida laws. The goal of this program is to ensure that children are well-cared for in a safe, health, positive environments. Visit their Website here. 


Lutheran Services of Florida (LSF)

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) is a statewide, non-profit, human services agency dedicated to helping all people in need through a variety of services. Since LSF was established in 1982, more than 1,000,000 children and families have received assistance from vital LSF services including: the Child Care Food Program, PEPPI Head Start Child Development Center, Foster and Adoptions Case Management, Youth Shelters and Family Crisis Counseling Programs and Guardianship Program. Visit their Website here.

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.