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Engage. Inspire. Elevate.

We are committed to helping all families have access to quality early learning opportunities to ensure children enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

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School Readiness Program

Are child care costs becoming a burden? School Readiness Scholarships may be able to help you. All-day options are available for families who are eligible.

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Voluntary PreKindergarten ( VPK )

Sign-up for Florida’s FREE VPK to ensure your child is ready for kindergarten and life. All-day options are available for families who are eligible.

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Child Care Resource and Referral

We can help you find high-quality child care and
other resources in your area. Get your FREE listing today!

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Child Care Careers Board

Thought about a career in the child care industry? Check out our Community Jobs page highlighting great opportunities throughout Pinellas County.

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Professional Development

We offer programs and incentives to child care providers to help advance their professional goals and education while they work.

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Director's Cafe

Join us for after lunch networking, strategy building and
in-service training with your peers. Open to all Directors!

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What we invest in our community today can shape the lives of tomorrow. Your gift can create a bright future for a child.

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Donate to the Early Learning Coalition to support families who need assistance in providing quality education for their children — increasing their chances of success in school and life. Your gift will keep young children during crucial formative years, as well as the families and providers who help mold them.

We use our donations to increase the number of children we serve each year and enhance the quality of services we provide to our families and providers.

What Your Gift Will Support In The Community

Kindergarten Readiness 


Early Learning Scholarships


Developmental Screening

Qualified Workforce of Early Childhood Educators


College Scholarships


Training & Technical Assistance

Quality Early Learning Providers




COVID-19 Supports

Prefer to Give by Mail?

All donations made to the Early Learning Coalition are managed by
the Community Foundation of Pinellas County. Please send donations to:

Pinellas Community Foundation
attn. Bette Anthony
17755 US Hwy 19 N #150
Clearwater, FL 33764

Please make a note on your check or money order that your gift is intended for the ELC of Pinellas. Thank you!


2536 Countryside Blvd Suite 500, Clearwater, FL 33763

Hours of Operation: M-F, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Processes and Procedures

A. Placements

I. General: 

  1. Appointment Phone Script and Process
  2. BG1-11 Outreach and Enrollment Process
  3. Placement 30-30 Plan
  4. Browsing
  5. Keying Placements
  6. Sib-Adds
  7. Interview Flow
  8. Terms and Conditions in the Family Portal Account

II. Waitlist:

III. CCAA Process:

B. Enrollments


I. Processing Redeterminations: 

II. Rejections for Redeterminations:

III. Other/General Redetermination Information:

D. Reestablishment Periods/Reviews

E. Transfers

F. Suspended Enrollments

G. Coalition Transfers

H. Social Security

I. SR Plus-Local Funding

Annual Report

Annual Report