Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy and Sumter Counties
The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, was
established following the enactment of Florida Statute 411.01 and HB 1A that establishes
Florida's Office of Early Learning and local early learning coalitions.
Please sponsor a LOCAL child today!
We would like to offer you the opportunity to help us provide services to children in our community.
Our School Readiness Program helps prepare at-risk children for success in kindergarten, as well as assisting
families in becoming self-sufficient by helping with their child care costs. The program requires that we raise
private donations to draw down the federal funding for our community.
Please partner with us in enhancing the life of a child by making a tax-deductible donation today! 100% of
donations received are used for services to children. Donations of any amount will be gratefully accepted.
Please sponsor the education of a local child!

CCR&R for Families

Child Care Resource and Referral is available to assist all families seeking quality and affordable child care options and local community resources. If you are interested in this free resource, please contact our CCR&R team in your county (see phone numbers and hours of operation below)

CC&R for Providers

The ELCNC supports potential and current providers. We are available to offer information about starting a new child care business and enhancing your program. We also assist providers with questions about VPK and School Readiness programs.

Please contact our Provider Services Department at our main location: 352-563-9939 Mon-Thur 8am to 5pm, Fri 8am to 2pm.

Calling from the Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy County area? Crystal River Office Calling from the Sumter County area?
382 N Suncoast Blvd
(352) 490-5855 Crystal River, FL 34429 (352) 793-5430
(352) 563-9939
(352) 563-5933 fax
Hours: Mon – Thurs 8:00a.m.  – 5:00p.m., Friday 8:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.