Understanding the STAR Early Literacy Parent Report

Dear VPK Families, We are excited that your child is enrolled in a VPK classroom this school year! As many…

Identifying Quality Early Learning Programs

Dear Families, We hope that the 2022/2023 school year is off to a great start for your family! We would…

MarcoPolo Learning Partners with Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – The Early Learning Coalition (ELC) of Pasco and Hernando, which oversees the School Readiness and Voluntary…

The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties Announces Rebrand

The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties Announces Rebrand Spring Hill, FL (September 6, 2022) The Early Learning…

The Early Learning Coalition has been awarded $524,212.50

The Florida Department of Education’s Division of Early Learning has approved a Preschool Development Grant (PDG) in the amount of…

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Three to the Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Bimal Bhojani as Chair, Jacob Horner, and Manuel “Manny” Santana…

The Coalition hosted its annual Storybook Forest event

The Coalition hosted its annual Storybook Forest event and a first time, Drive-thru experience in 2022 where over two hundred…

Free book bundles, giveaways at Storybook Forest drive-thru event

A fun and educational drive-thru event will bring costumed characters to life this weekend as families in cars navigate Storybook…

New book helps new moms read to their newborn babies

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. — Early Learning specialists say it’s important for new moms to read to their newborns while they…

The Coalition hosted the 14th Annual Early Learning Conference (Virtual) “The Great Bounce BACK: Resilience!”

Over 330 attendees participated! Thank you to all the educators, childcare providers including community members who are advocates for early…

A “Loving Start” for new moms and newborns

The Coalition launched “Loving Start” with a donation of 500 “Cuddle” books (valued at $2,800), personalized with PHELC title pages,…

The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, Inc. launches LOVING START a new early literacy program for parent and child

Spring Hill, FL (September 30, 2021) The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, Inc. (PHELC) launches LOVING START,…

PHELC receives $60,000 grant from ‘No Kid Hungry’ to help fight child hunger

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. — A $60,000 grant from no kid hungry to the Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando…

Hernando County CARES Act for PHELC

Thanks to funds distributed by the Hernando County Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Bright Beginnings Preschool was…

The Early Learning Coalition Receives $71K Donation For PPE, Cleaning Supplies

A more than $71,000 donation from the Hernando County Cares Act is helping The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and…

Books Come to Life at 12th Annual Storybook Forest

Children's characters came to life on Saturday at the 12th annual Storybook Forest in Spring Hill. The woods transformed into…

New institute to aid early childhood educators

SPRING HILL — The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties is coming off of another successful educators’ conference…