The Early Learning Coalition of Polk County is a not-for-profit agency focused on early education and care. The goal of the Coalition is to prepare all children to enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

The children of Polk County are our greatest and most important resource. We know that children are actively learning wherever they are and that parents are undeniably a child’s first and most important teacher. A child’s earliest experiences and environments set the stage for their future development and success in school and in life. At the Early Learning Coalition of Polk County, we strive to make certain that children and families have access to quality, affordable early learning programs and services.

Through various collaborative community partnerships, the Coalition works to identify resources and opportunities to maximize our ability to deliver the highest quality services.

Whether you are a parent, a child care provider, or an interested member of our community, this site has information, listings, and helpful links for you. Please visit us often as your resource for early education and care information.


Free Child Care Resource and Referral

& Provider Contact

Free Child Care Resource and Referral for all families seeking information on quality early care and education programs as well as provider contact for child care facilities seeking support. Contact the Early Learning Coalition of Polk County.

115 S. Missouri Ave., Suite 201, Lakeland, FL 33815

Phone: 863-577-2450  |  Hours: M-F 8am-5pm