What do we do?

Category: About Us Last Updated: Thursday, 01 October 2015


The Early Learning Coalition of Florida's Gateway is a non-profit organization that provides Child Care Resource and Referral and Early Learning services (School Readiness and Voluntary Pre-kindergarten - VPK) in Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette, Suwannee and Union counties.  

The Coalition strives to:

  • Promote quality Early Learning programs in the five counties.

  • Identify programs that provide young children with experiences that will help them achieve school readiness.

  • Provide developmental screenings for young children.

  • Work with public schools, private and faith based providers and family child care homes to promote quality Early Learning experiences that focus on all areas of a child's development.

  • Help increase the availability of quality early learning programs in the five counties by assisting new providers and recruiting providers to participate in the School Readiness and VPK programs.

  • Provide families with the early learning and child care support they need to help them to achieve economic self-sufficiency.