The Association of Early Learning Coalitions (AELC) is an organization comprised of thirty (30) Early Learning Coalitions throughout the State of Florida. The AELC supports the role of the Early Learning Coalitions to develop and administer a comprehensive school readiness program and voluntary pre-kindergarten program that prepares young children to succeed in school and in life. Each Early Learning Coalition’s service area is as unique as the population it serves, with some Coalitions serving a single county while others are serving two to seven counties.
All of the AELC Member Coalitions are dedicated exclusively to providing high-quality services to Florida’s youngest children and their families. Having its roots in the 1999 School Readiness Act and the 2005 Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program, both enacted by the Florida Legislature, the AELC links Early Learning Coalitions together to build and support these comprehensive early childhood education programs.