The Early Learning Coalition of Polk County offers free Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) to all families seeking quality and affordable child care options and local community resources.

All families receiving Child Care Resource and Referral services will be contacted to complete a voluntary survey to gauge your customer service experience with our office. All responses are anonymous and confidential and will not affect your services. The Coalition also supports potential and current providers and we are available to offer information about starting a new child care business and enhancing your program. We are also eager to assist providers with questions about the VPK and School Readiness programs. For assistance, please contact the Early Learning Coalition at …

Phone: 863-577-2450
Hours: Monday- Friday 8am-5pm EST
115 S. Missouri Ave Suite 201.
Lakeland, FL 33815

In the event ELC offices are closed, please call 211 for immediate child care resources or information.

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FAMILIES

Learn about eligibility and the enrollment process for programs like School Readiness, VPK, CCR&R and access to the Family Portal. Apply Today!

School Readiness - Need Help With Child Care Costs? VPK - FREE for 4 Year Olds CCR&R - Navigate Your Way Into Child Care Family Portal - Create/Manage Your Account
PROVIDERS

Access your provider portals to manage your profile, contracts, enrollments, etc. and find information for programs like School Readiness and VPK.

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COMMUNITY

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We were so glad to be able to provide our Snuggle book by Steve as a special gift for these new moms and and their babies. Huge thanks to The Nest for also sharing our resources with these new parents! #elcpolk #snugglebooksWe are thrilled to have the support of the Early Learning Coalition @elcpolk and so happy to include these books in our swag bags for your little one to enjoy! If you aren't aware of this organization, the ELC offers free Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) to all families seeking quality and affordable child care options and local community resources. They are a wonderful resource for parents needing help with signing their child up for VPK or looking for information about important developmental milestones, too. Visit their website to learn more: elcpolk.org/ ... See MoreSee Less
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We’re out at the 65th Annual Flipping for Charities Pancake Festival! Today until 1:30pm at Tigertown Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland! Come out and support 8 local charities including ELC Polk and eat some delicious PANCAKES AND SAUSAGE!! We can’t wait to see you here! 🥞 ... See MoreSee Less
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