PREPARING CHILDREN TO SUCCEED 

Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast

Supporting the success of children, families, and early education professionals

Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast

1130 N Eglin Pkwy. Shalimar, FL 32579
850-833-3627 / Fax: 850-833-9344

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday by appointment 7:30 am – 1:30 pm

Early Childhood Services

The Early Learning Coalition provides for the coordination, integration, efficiency, and quality of early childhood services in Okaloosa and Walton Counties.

Vision

To be a community in which every child enters school prepared to succeed.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to support the success of every child and their family through quality early education and care.

News & Announcements

Notice of Public Meeting September 24, 2021

The Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast (ELC) announces the following meeting, which is open to the public…

Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast Appoints New CEO

On Friday, August 20th, the Executive Board of the Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast...

Notice of Public Meeting August 20, 2021

The Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast (ELC) announces the following meeting

Notice of Public Meeting July 23, 2021

The Executive Committee Meeting will meet Friday, July 23, 2021 at 7:30 am at 102 Sunset Lane, Shalimar, Florida, 32579.

Child Care Resource & Referral

Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) is a free service available to all Okaloosa and Walton County families that helps:
• identify and select quality early learning programs.
• connect to local community agencies and resources.
• engage in their children’s education and learning.
• locate financial resource options.

Whether you are looking for a few hours or a full week of child care for your infant, preschooler, or school-age child, CCR&R Specialists are available to help. Please note that we make referrals only, not recommendations.

CCR&R FOR PROVIDERS

The ELC-EC strives to assist all early education programs in Okaloosa and Walton counties with any questions about the VPK and SR programs as well as guidance for enhancing the quality of your program. If you are interested in starting a new child care program, we are available to offer you information about the process.

Please contact our Early Education team at 850-833-3627.