About Us

About Us

The Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region (ELC) is a private not-for-profit organization that provides services to families, children, and child care providers in the seven counties that comprise northern Florida’s Big Bend Region: Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, and Wakulla.

The ELC works collaboratively with families, their children, and local child care providers to help prepare children for success in school and support families' ability to work. Through effective parent education and professional development for child care professionals, the ELC connects the home and school by sharing critical information and resources on child development and how to best support each child's individual growth.

Family support services including tuition assistance programs, child care information services, and community referrals that support each families' individual success by connecting them to the information and resources they need. The ELC works with families to connect them to quality child care options and support them in choosing a program that best meets their child's needs.

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Awards Received

In 2007, the ELC received the Non-profit Organization of the Year Award from the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce.

Events & News

New Online Courses Available

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Classroom Trainings Now Available

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Unified Wait List

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Increases in funding

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New Walk-In Hours

For our Leon and Gadsden Offices.

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