Hurricane Irma is the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in history. Packing winds upwards of 130 miles per hour, this storm has left a path of death, devastation and destruction.
Hurricane Irma has greatly impacted childcare providers in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
These child care providers are entrusted with our greatest asset: our children. These children represent our future. Ensuring the child care sector is prepared to respond and recover from disasters like Hurricane Irma is essential to safeguarding life and speeding recovery. After housing, child care is the second biggest obstacle to adults returning to work after a disaster. Simply put, without child care recovery, rebuilding cannot begin.
The Early Learning Children’s Foundation is committed to helping child care providers get back on their feet as soon as possible in the wake of widespread damage caused by Hurricane Irma.
Please donate to the Early Learning Children’s Fund now.
Children are at the heart of all we do. We believe that all children, regardless of circumstance, are capable of educational excellence and personal growth, and we are committed to ensuring school readiness and lifelong success for each one.
We believe children are the future, and our community is an essential part of their road to success. By working together, we can promote education and support children as they become thriving, productive members of society.
We value partnerships and are collaborative in all we do. We work closely with fellow service providers, families, corporations, elected officials, individual and the community at large to promote the importance of early learning and to secure educational opportunities for all children.
We are a champion for children, promoting positive societal and community change. Our staff and community partners are committed to advancing education throughout Miami-Dade and Monroe counties and are set apart by their passion, strength and dedication to children.
When it comes to early learning, quality matters. We are committed to excellence, providing quality programs and services that make a difference in our community.
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:
More likely to drop out of school.
More likely to become a teen parent.
More likely to be placed in special education
More likely to never attend college.
We make a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve.
The mission of the Early Learning Children’s Foundation is to create scholarships to support high-quality early care and education opportunities for children of low income families between the ages of 0 - 5 who are at-risk of school failure or have special needs. The foundation is a direct support organization to the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe.