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

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...

08/10/18 - #1stDayVPK »

2018 My First Day of VPK_ADA

07/24/18 - Two new laws for childcare providers effective July 1, 2018 »

New Laws for Providers 7.1.18

07/10/18 - Parent Newsletter July 2018 »

july 2018 newsletter

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Childcare is the main key to our lives.

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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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