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7700 Southland Blvd., Ste. 100, Orlando, FL 32809
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WHO WE ARE

The Early Learning Coalition of Orange County is dedicated to the success of every child in our community through early education. Simply stated, we connect families and preschool programs to resources that provide every child with equal educational opportunities.

Children deserve the best start that we can give them. Which means that we go beyond simply providing access to early learning. We also do all we can to ensure the highest quality of child care at all our providers’ locations. Because every child should have equal access to quality early education—and the opportunity to thrive.

For provider services information please call 407-841-6607 Monday through Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or visit the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County offices located at 7700 Southland Blvd., Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32809.

Child Care Resource and Referrals

Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) is a free service available to all Orange County families that helps:

  • identify and select quality early learning programs.
  • connect to local community agencies and resources.
  • engage in their children’s education and learning.
  • locate financial resource options.
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Ready, Set, Know: A Guide to Inclusion Intervention Services

Are you having concerns about your child’s development? The inclusion and intervention team of Orange County can help you and your family by conducting detailed observations in your child’s natural environment, perform speech and language screenings, behavior screenings and full developmental evaluations. There are three categories your child may fall under when assessing their development. Area one is developmental monitoring, meaning your child is typically developing and is not at risk for a delay but...

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Participate in the research project: Parent Perspectives of the Early Intervention Referral Processes for Infants and Toddlers

My name is Melissa Hogan Ault, and I am a research student at the University of Central Florida. I am currently doing a study that tracks the perspectives or viewpoints of parents and guardians regarding the Early Intervention referral processes here in Orange County, Florida for infants and toddlers. This survey asks questions about your experience as a parent/guardian of a child enrolled in a preschool or an early care and education facility (AKA daycare.)...

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Parenting in a Pandemic: Resources for Supporting Young Children’s Social-Emotional Well-Being

The novel coronavirus has swept rapidly across the world. For many people across the nation, this highly contagious virus seemed more like a nuisance beyond the way it emerged.  It was soon apparent that the coronavirus or COVID-19, was a common peril to health, economic stability, and education for individuals across the planet. As the virus hopscotched across the globe, it is causing widespread concern, stress, and uncertainty, all of which are normal reactions to...

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Inclusion & Families

Benefits of Inclusion Inclusion benefits not only children with special needs and their families, but all children as well. Inclusion supports the right that all children, regardless of diverse abilities, can participate in a learning environment. Inclusive environments for children with disabilities can have a positive impact on cognitive and social development (Broderick & Blewitt, 2010). Research shows that children learn about other unique strengths and abilities when engaging in an inclusive environment both at...

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