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
(By Appointment Only)

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

The Executive Committee will meet
Friday, June 17, 2022 at 8:00 am.

Notice of Public Meeting Cancellation

The Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast (ELC) announces the following meeting has been cancelled.

Notice of Public Meeting

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

Lobby Open to Appointments Only

Starting April 1, 2022, the Lobby of the ELC will be accessible by appointment only!

Notice of Public Meeting March 25, 2022

The Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast (ELC) announces the following meeting, which is open to press & public. The Coalition Board will meet Friday, March 25, 2022

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.