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Serving: Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy & Sumter Counties

Existing Clients

Existing Providers

The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast offers a variety of services to assist families with young children and providers operating early learning programs.


Find out about our services and access information that might benefit you!

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Parent Services

School Readiness 

Florida’s School Readiness Program offers financial assistance to low-income families for early education and care so their young children can do well in school in the future and the families can become financially self-sufficient.

Voluntary Prekindergarten

Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten Program is a free program that is designed to prepare every four-year-old for kindergarten.

Child Care Resource

& Referral

Florida’s Child Care Resource and Referral Program is designed to assist families in finding quality, affordable child care and community resources.

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Provider Services

Inclusion

Provide early childhood screenings

and inclusionary practices. 

 

Contact Amanda Mendoza at 

352-601-7493

or 

amendoza@elc-naturecoast.org

Professional Development 

Provide professional development incentives to teachers and providers. 

Contact Heather Ellis at  

352-601-0484

or 

hellis@elc-naturecoast.org

Program Administration 

Provide technical assistance in a variety of program administration areas such as reimbursement, EFS MOD, Provider Profiles, and much more. 

 

Contact Amanda Newbern at 

352-601-0144

or 

anewbern@elc-naturecoast.org

Provider Contracts

Provide technical assistance to child care providers in executing and maintaining a School Readiness and/or Voluntary Prekindergarten program contract.

Contact Robyn Landerer at 

352-601-7063

or 

rlanderer@elc-naturecoast.org

Quality Early Education

Provide technical assistance in curriculum and instructional strategies. 

Contact Brooke Hiers at 

352-601-7447

or 

bhiers@elc-naturecoast.org

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