Vision: Coordinate services that allow children to enter kindergarten healthy and ready to learn.
Mission: To serve parents, caregivers and educators of children ages birth to pre-kindergarten by managing and evaluating early child care and early education programs through a quality school readiness delivery system in Baker, Bradford, Clay, Nassau, Putnam & St. Johns Counties.
The Early Learning Coalition of North Florida supports potential and current providers through Episcopal Children’s Services, the ELC’s contracted primary service provider. Episcopal Children’s Services is available to offer information about starting a new child care business (including directing to DCF for licensing) and enhancing your program. Episcopal Children’s Services is eager to assist providers with Contracting with the Coalition and with questions about the VPK and School Readiness programs. Please contact Episcopal Children’s Services’ “Provider Contract Services Department” located at 8443 Baymeadows Road in Jacksonville by calling 904-726-1500, extension 7054.