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“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” John W. Whitehead
Thank you for your interest in the Early Learning Coalition of Florida’s Heartland! The ELCFH has a deep appreciation for the first five years of a young child’s life.
We recognize that an incredible amount of learning and development occurs during this time, and we as a community have an obligation to support families with young children.
Our goal is to ensure young children have access to high quality early care and education programs in Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee and Highlands Counties. A high quality early care and education program is filled with rich experiences, a developmentally appropriate environment and nurturing teachers who know how to connect with children. Through these programs, we are confident that our children will be ready for school and later life success.
We are excited to introduce to you acting Board Chair, Deb DeKeulenaere.
The ELCFH anticipates a Gubernatorial appointment very soon!
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ELC is Seeking Applications for a Gubernatorial Appointee Seat for the Board of Directors This seat is appointed by the Governor and the appointee must qualify as a Private Sector Business member. Business leaders in Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee and Highlands Counties are encouraged to apply. The required questionnaire can be accessed by clicking the below link. Please contact Anne Bouhebent at (941) 255-1650 or
with any questions.