Subscribe to Our Newsletter & View Newsletter Archive

WHY SUPPORT THE EARLY LEARNING COALITION?

The ELC is the largest organization in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties whose primary responsibility is the education of children from birth to five.

 The science proves that the highest rate of return to human capital investments at different ages is from birth to age three. The second highest rate of return is from age four to five.

According to Nobel Prize winner James Heckman, the return on investment in dollars for children birth to five is $16.00 for every $1.00 spent.

OUR VALUES

OUR IMPACT

The Early Learning Coalition:

Partners with more than 1,200 early care and education providers in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties to serve more than 50,000 children annually.

Programs include Florida’s Voluntary PreKindergarten Program for 4 and 5 year olds, School Readiness Program for low-income working families and at-risk children, Early Head Start for 750 children between 0 – 36 months of age, Inclusion Services for children with special needs, and other programs that promote and support high-quality learning environments.

At risk children who don’t receive high quality early learning experiences are:

25%

More likely to drop out of school.

40%

More likely to become a teen parent.

50%

More likely to be placed in special education

60%

More likely to never attend college.

ELCFoundation-link1
ELCFoundation-link2
the-childrens-movement-of-florida
We make a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve.