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Early Learning Coalition of Florida's Gateway

“The Early Learning Coalition of Florida’s Gateway, Inc. is committed to supporting parents and quality early learning programs that lead to children’s educational success.”

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Hours & Locations

The Early Learning Coalition of Florida’s Gateway is a non-profit organization that provides Child Care Resource and Referral and Early Learning services (School Readiness and Voluntary Pre-kindergarten – VPK) in Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette, Suwannee and Union counties.

Location: 1104 SW Main Blvd, Lake City, FL, 32025

Telephone: (386)-752-9770 or (866)-752-9770

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Appointments: Mon – Thurs 8:30am – 4:15pm, Friday 8:30am-12pm

Resource & Referral

R&R is an information service which does not license, endorse, nor recommend any type of early care and education provider over another. It is suggested that parents visit several programs to determine which one best serves the needs of their family. Parents are encouraged to visit providers before a decision is made to place their child.

There are no charges/fees associated with a provider listing in the Resource & Referral Database or for referrals to your program. If you are asked to provide a payment for a referral or listing in the Resource & Referral database, please call Florida’s Office of Early Learning Resource & Referral Network at 1-866-357-3239. The information reported about a provider’s program is objective program information that is based on standards that are attainable for providers based on their type of care.

What we Do

 

The Coalition Strives to:

Promote quality Early Learning programs in the five counties. Identify programs that provide young children with experiences that will help them achieve school readiness.

Provide developmental screenings for young children. Work with public schools, private and faith based providers and family child care homes to promote quality Early Learning experiences that focus on all areas of a child’s development.

Help increase the availability of quality early learning programs in the five counties by assisting new providers and recruiting providers to participate in the School Readiness and VPK programs.

Provide families with the early learning and child care support they need to help them to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

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Our News & Announcements

Keep current with what is happening at the Early Learning Coalition Gateway of Florida.

The Statewide Family Portal Is Now Online!

The Statewide Family Portal Is Now Online! You can now apply for School Readiness and VPK Online. Click Here to go to the statewide family portal to apply now! If your family was recently displaced by a hurricane, please contact your local early learning coalition to...

Seeking Board of Director Canidates

The Early Learning Coalition of Florida's Gateway is seeking a candidate to fill the Faith-Based Child Care Representative position on its Board of Directors. Candidate must reside in Florida and be one of the following individuals associated with a Faith-Based child...

Calendar

 

Upcoming Meetings

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Oct

Upcoming AdHoc Appeal/Review Committee Meeting:

October 31, 2018 at 1:30 pm

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17

Jan

Upcoming Executive Committee Meeting:

January 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

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17

Jan

Quality Committee Meetings:

January 17, 2019 at 9 am

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May

Staff Appreciation Week

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May

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Child Care Resource & Referral Information

386) 752-9770  | (866) 752-9770 | 1104 SW Main Blvd, Lake City, FL  32025
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Appointments available as Scheduled

Administration may be reached at (386) 752-9770
Monday –  Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this website may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711