2018 Disney Grant Community Investment

As part of Disney’s annual investment in the Central Florida community, we are proud to announce that the Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County has been awarded $25,000 in support of our mission to facilitate access to high quality early education and child care through an integrated system of services including linkages to health care and parenting supports. This investment from Disney marks the 11th year that our effort to ensure that all children will enter school healthy and prepared to succeed has benefited from Disney’s show of support. 

Ready Set Grow Early Educators Conference Handouts

Here are the handouts and lessons plans for the RSG Early Educators Conference:

Osceola Library System Handouts:

DIY EDIBLE PLAYDOUGH LessonPlan for ELC conference
POMPOM DROP LessonPlan for ELC Conference
SHAVING CREAM ART LessonPlan for ELC conference
Lesson Plans-1

Orlando Science Center Handouts:

Ready Set Grow Conference for Osceola 3.2018 (2)
Identifying Engineering Skills
Identifying Early Math Skills
Designing an EDC for Your Classroom
Car Crash Challenge Worksheet
Car Crash Challenge Curriculum



Public Notice: Invitation for Request for Proposal (RFP) – Delivery of School Readiness and Voluntary Prekindergarten Services

Notice is hereby given that the Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County will receive sealed applications up to 2:00pm, EST on Thursday, May 3, 2018 for the delivery of School Readiness and Voluntary Prekindergarten Services.  The purpose of the RFP is to provide comprehensive School Readiness and Voluntary Prekindergarten services in Osceola County designed to enhance the cognitive, social, and physical development of children and to prepare them to enter kindergarten school ready.

A letter of intent to submit an application is due Friday, March 2, 2018 by 5:00pm, EST.

An Applicant’s conference will be held on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 2:00pm, EST at the Tompkins Conference Room, 1627 E. Vine Street, Kissimmee, FL 34744.

RFP specifications may be downloaded from the Coalition’s website at www.elcosceola.org.  Potential applicants may also submit a written request for an electronic PDF version of the RFP to crogers@elcosceola.org.  The Letter of Intent and sealed proposal should be submitted via mail service or hand delivery ONLY to:

ATTN: Procurement Committee
Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County
1631 E. Vine Street Suite E
Kissimmee, FL 34744


Click here to view and download RFP


FCRR: Early Development & Risk Study- A Ready Research Study

Do you wonder about all the people and experiences that will help your toddler be ready to learn to read at age 5? Join with other parents and a group of researchers at the Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University to answer these questions now! Be a part of a new study designed to uncover the secrets of children’s early language and literacy success by following their development across multiple years.  This study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, will investigate child, family, school and community influences on school readiness and early literacy for families from diverse backgrounds. Findings also will help with earlier identification of children with developmental challenges. To support this work: if you have a child ages 18-25 months old, fill out a brief survey and earn $10. Go to this link to participate: bit.ly/FAMILY_SURVEY

Education Research Flyer



November 28 is “Giving Tuesday”


November 28, 2017 

The Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County

will be participating in Giving Tuesday on November 28th

Giving Tuesday is a powerful day of giving, raising funds

and generating awareness after Black Friday and Cyber Monday  

This is a wonderful opportunity to help in our efforts to give

Osceola County’s young children the early learning foundation they deserve 


You can make your donation by visiting us at:


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4C Main Office in Orlando – Announcement

The 4C office in Orlando will not be open to serve customers on Wednesday, Oct. 18, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. After 2 p.m., there will be staff on site to answer customer questions. However, there will be no appointments for services or the opportunity to speak with representatives from program or department divisions. Regular operations will resume to the public at 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19.