About the Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County

Your Partner for All Your Early Education Needs

Message from the Chief Executive Officer

The early years are the most important years of a child’s life. The Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County is here to be a partner with you, working together to make sure that all children in our community have what they need to learn, grow, and reach their full potential.

Whether you are a parent, early learning provider, employer, or community member, our resources are here to help answer your questions about child development, finding quality child care, and operating high-quality early learning programs.

Quality child care matters. We are happy to be Osceola County’s resource for early learning information and look forward to hearing from you!

All my best,

Amanda Kelkenberg,
Chief Executive Officer

Our Purpose and Objectives

Established in 1999 through the enactment of Florida Statue 411, the Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County, Inc. (Coalition) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Together with 30 other coalitions across Florida, the Coalition is tasked with the management and funding of early learning programs, utilizing resources from federal, state, and local sources. The Coalition's current budget exceeds $30,000,000, and it presently provides services to more than 4500 children through its two early learning programs: School Readiness and Voluntary Prekindergarten.

Mission statement:

The mission of the Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County is to facilitate access to high quality early education and child care through an integrated system of services including linkages to health care and parenting supports.

Vision statement:

All children will enter school healthy and prepared to succeed.

Strategic Goals:

Strategic Goal 1: Building a Strong Foundation for School and Life.

Learning begins at birth. All children enter kindergarten ready to recognize their full potential.

Strategic Goal 2: Create Equitable Solutions for Workforce Supports.

Child care is critical to workforce and economic success. All families have access to affordable, high quality early learning options.

Strategic Goal 3: Develop a Highly Qualified Early Learning Workforce.

The best indicator of child success is a highly qualified teacher. All early learning professionals have access to a clear career pathway that promotes individual growth as well as child care program stability.

Strategic Goal 4: Leading as a Trusted Voice for Children and Families.

We are a community leader and collaborator in shaping and communicating needs, programs, and policy related to early learning, children, and families.

Strategic Goal 5: Commitment to Organizational Excellence.

We engage in business operations, resource development, and organizational infrastructure that reflects community growth and ever-changing need, both internally and externally.