The Early Learning Coalition of Alachua County (ELCAC) in Gainesville, FL, serves as a resource for families and early childhood educators.
ELCAC provides enriching early learning opportunities for children from birth to five years old ensuring that children will begin school ready to learn. Through collaboration, our Coalition uses an integrated service system linking decision makers, families, early childhood educators, and business leaders together to make certain that all of the young children living in our community receive the care and enriching learning opportunities they need to succeed in school and later in life.
Parents may apply for School Readiness (Subsidized Childcare) or Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten at the state website. For VPK, children must be four years old on or before September 1st of the school year of enrollment. There is no income eligibility requirements for VPK. For SR (subsidized childcare) eligibility requirements, click on the chalk board located in the upper right hand corner.
State of Florida single point of entry application for SR & VPK-
click hereor call (352) 375-4110 ext 100 for information