Good Beginnings = Great Endings!

The Early Learning Coalition of Marion County is dedicated to providing children and families in our community with access to quality early learning programs that nurture their learning potential and prepare them for their educational success. It is our mission to provide leadership and foster partnerships to optimize a quality early learning environment for our children through child care, voluntary pre-kindergarten and parent education.

We offer the following programs:

Free Child Care Resource and Referral
School Readiness Program
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
Parents as Teachers
Help Me Grow
Success By Six

Early Learning Performance Funding

Professional Development

Latest News

12/07/18 - OEL's Parent Pages December 2018 »

December Parents' Pages_ADA

11/28/18 - Winter Wonderland Coat Event »

Winter Wonderland Coat Event Flyer 12.14.2018

11/21/18 - Help Me Grow Florida 1st quarter ROI »

18-19 FY ROI _ Quarter 1

10/24/18 - Join ELCMC's Community Book Drive »

ELCMC NOV. BOOK DRIVE During the month of November, ELCMC, and our partner, the Marion County Public Schools, will be collecting children's books for a...

Community Stories

Having this opportunity to receive financial assistance for childcare was a gift from God. We were struggling and I’m very thankful. She is learning so much. I could have paid less for her to be at home with a babysitter but I knew she wasn’t going to receive the educational opportunity and the interaction with other children.

— Adrianna
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Our mission is made possible through the generosity of:

Kiwanis Club of Ocala logo
Marion County Florida logo
City of Ocala
United Way of Marion County logo
Florida Prepaid College Board
Publix Super Market Charities logo
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