The Early Learning Coalition of Seminole helps parents with young children, age birth through entering Kindergarten, locate high quality early education and care providers who prepare children to enter school ready and eager to learn.
The Early Learning Coalition of Seminole provides low income families with scholarships to help offset the cost of early education and care. Each child care provider who participates in this program has agreed to exacting standards. Our goal is to make sure that quality early education and child care is available to all children ages birth to five, regardless of income. The Coalition works to ensure that every child enters kindergarten ready and eager to learn.
To see if your family is eligible for subsidized childcare, click here to apply online.
Before and After School Care for School Aged Children
The Early Learning Coalition of Seminole prioritizes care for children 0-5. Care for school age children is provided based on funding availability. At the present time there is no funding in Seminole county to serve new school aged children from working families that are economically disadvantaged, as defined in Chapter 1002.87, Florida Statutes. Under Florida law, families with school aged children younger than 13 can still register the children on waiting list, but priority is given to services and quality improvement supports and activities for children 0-5.
If you require assistance, please contact our Child Care Resource and Referral office at 407-960-2468.
Child Care Quality Improvement Providers Early Adopters
To see current QRIS provider listing, click here
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), is voluntary for licensed child care providers and helps early learning programs offer high-quality care. This program is mechanism to improve the quality of early care and education programs to ensure positive outcomes for children. Stakeholders are seeing opportunities for QRIS to also serve as a potential system-building agent within the fragmented early childhood care and education (ECE) system.
Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) is a FREE quality early education program which is available to all four-year-olds who reside in the state of Florida. Its aim is to ensure that every child will be ready for school on their first day of kindergarten. For more information on VPK, please visit our VPK page.
The state of Florida also maintains a Florida VPK website.
To apply for School Readiness and/or Voluntary Prekindergarten, click the following link: familyservices2.floridaearlylearning.com
Child Care / Early Learning Listings
Our Child Care / Early Learning Listings services provide parents, families and the public with child care listings, consumer education and community resources, to ensure parents are educated on quality child care and enable them to make informed choices.
You can find information on our child care services in Seminole County by contacting a Child Care Reference and Referral Specialist at 407-960-2468. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday, 7:00AM - 5:00PM, Friday, office not open for walk-in.
All information gathered by the staff of Our Child Care / Early Learning Listings including names of parents and their children, addresses, income, and any private details pertaining to any family members applicable to serving the parents needs, is kept private and confidential. No parent information is shared verbally or in writing with any outside party.
The ELC of Seminole can only provide a Seminole County listing.
The Early Learning Coalition of Seminole takes Fraud Prevention very seriously. Whether it is the responsibility of parents to report accurate information on applications, report in writing within 10 days any changes impacting eligibility, or the responsibility of providers to submit accurate attendance records for reimbursement, the prevention of fraud is vital. The Coalition's Anti-Fraud Plan addresses the detection and prevention of overpayments, abuse and fraud relating to the provision of and payment for the School Readiness and Voluntary Prekindergarten program services. Provider Fraud is a violation of the terms of the contract and addressed in statewide contracts rules. Together we can Monitor, Communicate, and Act on Fraud! To report potential fraudulent receipt of ELC services by parents, providers or the general public, please call either of these two numbers: 407-960-2482 or 407-960-2483 (para asistencia en español).
280 Hunt Park Cove | Longwood, FL 32750-7567
Phone: 407-960-2460 | Fax: 407-960-2489