Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, Inc.
We believe in creating a supportive community for children to be successful in school and life. Because every child deserves a quality education from day one. The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco of Hernando Counties is dedicated to supporting your child’s development while navigating their early learning years. School Readiness (SR) offers financial assistance to eligible families in need of affordable quality child care for ages birth – 12 years old. SR funds pay a portion of child care costs based on the family’s income and risk factors. Each School Readiness program provides a developmental screening for children and referrals to specific health and educational specialists, if needed. Voluntary Prekindergarten Program (VPK) is a free program for children who reside in Florida and are 4 years old on or before September 1 of each year. VPK is designed to prepare 4-year-olds for kindergarten and build the foundation for their educational success. VPK supports the development of early literacy, executive functioning, and social emotional skills.