December 2018


Administration, Finance, & Training Office: 3300 N Pace Blvd, Suite 210 | Pensacola, FL 32505 | Phone: (850) 595-5400 | Fax: (850) 332-5140

Program Eligibility and CCRR services: Suite 225 | Phone: (850) 332-6775 (PE) or (850) 595-5915 (CCRR) | Fax: (850) 466-3783

Main Offices open to the public Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, and Friday 8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.




Hurricane Michael Update - 16OCT18

 If you have been displaced as a result of Hurricane Michael and are in the Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County service area and think you may qualify for child care or VPK services, or have questions about child care in general in our area, please contact the Coalition at 850-332-6775.

If you are in Santa Rosa, Okaloosa or Walton Counties please contact the Early Learning Coalition that serves each of those counties. You can find their contact information at the Office of Early Learning website:


Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County - Public Records Requests


It is the policy of the Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County to comply with Florida’s public records law and state retention schedules for public records, including electronic mail (e-mail). Florida’s public records law, listed in Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, states: “It is the policy of this state that all state, county, and municipal records are open for personal inspection and copying by any person. Providing access to public records is a duty of each agency.”


Procedure for Requesting Records:  The full Coalition policy for public records, Request for Public Records Policy and Procedure, ELCEC 1401.1C, is available in our Administrative Office. Please make your request in writing by completing the Public Records Request Form, ELCEC 1401.3A, which can be found at this link.  All public records requests must be provided to the Executive Assistant of the Coalition who is also the Records Custodian.  Per Chapter 119, F.S., the Coalition has up to five (5) business days to complete the public records request. Public records which are exempt from the provisions of section 119.07(1), F.S. will be available only as specified by applicable state and federal laws and rules.


Public records will be available for inspection or copying during reasonable times and under reasonable conditions between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. until noon on Friday, excluding published Coalition holidays.  


The Coalition has the right to request a deposit of the estimated fees before processing begins.  The five (5) day completion timeframe will begin once the deposit is received.


To submit a Public Records Request, please either contact the Records Custodian listed directly, or complete the Public Records Request Form, ELCEC 1401.3A and forward it by email, fax or regular mail to the Records Custodian who will process the request per our policy and procedures.


Records Request Contact:          Anne Cynkar, Records Custodian


Phone:                                        850-595-5402 (use for records requests only)

Fax:                                             850-332-5140

Address:                                      3300 N. Pace Blvd., Suite 210, Pensacola, FL  32505


Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program

Do you have a four year old eligible for Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten or if you are ready now to make an application for VPK click on the link below.

VPK Online Application, Click Here

Our On-site VPK Program support hours are Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Local VPK Registration Contact Number - 850-607-8556

Please Note: VPK application documentation will not be accepted on-site outside of normal support hours.


School Readiness Program

Are you interested in applying for child care? Then please visit our Parent Resource page, or if you are ready now to make an application for services click on the link below.

School Readiness Program Application, Click here

For questions regarding Child Care services, please contact our Eligibility Departments' Front Desk at 850-332-6775.  

 If you are looking for information regarding child care providers in Escambia County please contact us at 850-595-5915 or by email at We offer Child Care Resource and Referral services from 8am to 5pm Monday throughThursday, and 8am to 12pm Friday. As an alternative, we invite you to download this form, fill it out, and send it back to us using one of the provided methods on the form for assistance without having to visit our offices during regular business hours.

For all other business please contact our Main Office at 850-595-5400.

School Readiness Offices open to the public Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m,

New Walk-Ins

Effective March 1, 2018 the Coalition is changing its days and hours for walk-in services for School Readiness clients with referrals from CareerSource ESCAROSA and EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless. The new schedule is Tuesdays from 8-10am and Thursdays from 1-3pm. During these times staff will be dedicated to serving only walk-in clientele. Clients who would like seen outside these times are encouraged to call and make an appointment. The number to call for appointments is 850-332-6775. Clients without an appointment or who come in outside of dedicated walk-in hours will be seen on a first come, first serve basis, but we cannot guarantee how long they may have to wait. The hours of the various offices and other services remain the same.


Mission Statement

To identify and meet the needs of children and families to lay the foundation for lifetime success by: maximizing each child’s potential, preparing children to enter school ready to learn, and helping families achieve economic self-sufficiency.

To support this mission, the Coalition upholds these values:

  1. Early learning programs shall prepare children for success in school.
  2. Early learning programs shall involve parents as their child’s first teacher and support family skill building,
  3. Early learning programs shall be an integrated and seamless system of services and shall be implemented by the local coalition working with partnering agencies and programs.
  4. Early learning programs shall be coordinated and public funding integrated to achieve effectiveness and efficiency.
  5. Early learning programs shall be supported in their efforts to expand professional development and promote program quality.



What's Happening:

Stars Over Escambia is ready to sail. Providers are encouraged to complete their passport to begin the journey towards improved quality in child care and early learning.  All the required references have been uploaded to the QRIS page under Provider Resources on this website. The Stars over Escambia Provider Manual, and both the Center and Home Guides as well as the Passport Form (program application) are all packed and ready for the trip. Here is the link to get you there faster:

Achieve Escambia - Please visit the link below to read about the collective efforts of a variety of organizations in Escambia County that are all working together to help our children succeed.

Pensacola News Journal - Article on Achieve Escambia

Building an Early Learning City  - Please visit the video link below to hear more about the critical importance of early childhood education, and about the initiative underway in Pensacola, Florida to become "America's First Early Learning City".



Provider Portal:  All providers are now required to register and maintain their information in the new State Data System.  The Provider Portal is your link to this new system. This is your place to keep your business data current, submit your attendance information for payment, and other features yet to come. To access this system use the link below.


Provider Portal, Click here

Attendance Days:
  The Coalition will accept Reimbursement Packages for the prior month on the first three business days of each month.  Service hours for processing and submitting packages are from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when the days are on Monday to Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. if one of the three business days occurs on a Friday.  For the first two days of the three business days processing will be in the Training Room.  On the third day processing will be conducted in the Admin front office.


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