Child care providers play a key role in children's lives by helping young children learn and grow through their work with them each day. We recognize that the role of a child care provider is much more than providing basic care and supervision for children. The Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast provides many resources to our child care providers to aid in maintaining appropriate certification and education, ensure compliance of local, state and federal regulations, and assist in the care and lesson planning for the education of children birth to five.