The Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region (ELC) is a private not-for-profit organization that provides services to families, children, and child care providers in the seven counties that comprise northern Florida’s Big Bend Region: Gadsden, u0003Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, and Wakulla.
The DEL Family Portal is a parent or guardian's gateway to School Readiness (SR), Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK), Children's Services Council (CSC) Scholarship, and Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) services in Florida.
If you are a current parent of the school and require help accessing the portal please contact the appropriate campus.
CCR&R is the ‘front door’ to all our programs and services, as well as the gateway to early learning resources and other community services information. Free of charge and accessible by phone, e-mail, or website to the families of Palm Beach County.
The School Readiness program is for children within low-income families, preparing them to start kindergarten ready to learn. Throughout Florida, the program serves families with children ranging in age from birth to five years-old.
The VPK program is a free prekindergarten program for 4-year-olds who reside in Florida and were born on or before Sept.
CSC Scholarships were created to provide stability and continuity of care for at-risk children who are no longer eligible for state funding – locally prioritizing services for each family unit as a whole.
The EHS program provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services for 150 children (birth to 3 years-old) and their families in the areas of highest need in Palm Beach County.
Our free developmental screenings and assessment programs within Palm Beach County provide families an opportunity to ensure their child’s development is healthy. Through screening and assessment, providers and families can find the necessary tools and activities to support each child in meeting age-appropriate milestones.
Echoing our belief that all children deserve quality care and education, we support our providers as they work to deliver early intervention and inclusion for children with special needs in all early childhood environments throughout Palm Beach County.