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What We Do

The Coalition is a major non-profit organization administering early learning programs for nearly 13,000 children annually within our communities. The children are served through the Coalition's two main programs - School Readiness, a financial assistance program for working families and the State of Florida's Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program for all 4 and 5-year old children.


Mission Statement

Creating a supportive network to build the necessary foundation for our children to be successful in school and life.

Vision Statement

The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco & Hernando Counties influences successful outcomes in early education.

We accomplish this by:

  • Ensuring quality programs that positively impact every child and how early learning is viewed in our community;
  • Supporting parenting outreach and education; and by,
  • Building strong connections with our community.

The Coalition's Guiding Beliefs

  • Children are our community's most precious resource.
  • A nurturing family environment is essential to allow children to reach their full potential.
  • Prevention and early intervention are the most effective approaches, in both human and financial terms, to preserving the family, nurturing the child and enriching the community.
  • Committed and qualified staff, volunteers and community members deserve to be valued, supported and involved in efforts to improve the community.

The Coalition's Role

  • Empowers parents to establish and maintain control over the education of their children and to become advocates on their own behalf.
  • Engages the community by providing opportunities for involvement, growth and empowerment.
  • Acknowledges leadership responsibility by networking and forming collaborative relationships with other organizations and groups.
  • Advocates for innovative, responsive and effective community-based services.
  • Allocates resources to maximize effectiveness.
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Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, Inc.

Phone: (727) 233-8291 · Fax: (727) 857-0151 · TOLL FREE: 1-866-797-9444

Administrative Office
(727) 233-8291
(352) 754-5068
Dade City
(352) 834-0052
New Port Richey
(727) 569-1004