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Did you know that in Florida, child care is more expensive than in-state college tuition? Many parents struggle paying for high child care costs along with other major expenses in their budget. The Early Learning Coalition of Polk County is here to help! The Early Learning Coalition is currently assisting over 5,000 families in Polk County with child care expenses.  To see if you qualify for financial assistance or for additional information, please give us a call at 863-577-2450 or visit

Sponsorship by the Early Learning Coalition of Polk County and Florida’s Office of Early Learning

FREE PREKINDERGARTEN FOR YOUR 4 YEAR OLD. If you live in Florida and have a child who turned 4 years of age by September 1st, your child is eligible for Florida’s FREE Voluntary Prekindergarten Program. VPK classrooms offer high-quality programs that include high literacy standards, developmentally appropriate curricula, manageable class sizes, and qualified teachers. For information in Polk County, call (863) 577-2450

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