All Jacksonville Early Learning programs (centers/FCCH) will provide high quality care and early learning services that result in demonstrated positive school readiness outcomes for all children.
The Duval Coalition exists to create a coordinated and integrated system for school readiness services to better prepare children for entry into kindergarten with an emphasis on literacy skills for children who may be at risk for future school failure. The Coalition recognizes parents as their children's first teachers, and seeks to assist parents by providing opportunities to enhance their children's chances for educational success by participating in quality school readiness programs that can better prepare children for school.
Goal 1: School readiness programs prepare children for success in school.
Goal 2: School readiness programs involve parents as their first teachers.
Goal 3: School readiness programs shall be an integrated and seamless system of services and shall be implemented through local coalitions.
Goal 4: School readiness programs shall be coordinated and funding integrated to achieve effectiveness and efficiency.