The Early Learning Coalition of Lake is a non-profit organization established in 1999, when the State of Florida passed legislation to create local school readiness coalitions for the purpose of enhancing children’s chances of achieving future educational success and becoming productive members of society.
The Early Learning Coalition of Lake County has oversight of the School Readiness Program and the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Program in Lake County. This includes funding, monitoring, contract management, and service provision. The Coalition reports to the Office of Early Learning who in turn reports to the state and federal government on the utilization of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) and other state general revenue dollars.
A primary focus of the Coalition is the improvement in the level of quality for early childhood education in Lake County. Through quality initiatives such as increased training opportunities, scholarships, accreditation programs and grants, the Coalition is committed to support any early education provider that is driven to improve quality and availability of services in the community. The Coalition continues to develop innovative programs and services to ensure that all Lake County’s children are ready to learn.
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