Early Learning Coalition of Santa Rosa County COVID-19 Updates (5.14.2021):


Providers and Parents: Both our Milton and Gulf Breeze offices are closed to the public until further notice, although our plan is to reopen Summer 2021. Our staff will continue to work onsite during regular business hours and are available to assist you by telephone. Please continue to call 850-983-5313 for general assistance and contact any of our staff for information specific to their areas of responsibility. 

For questions regarding COVID information related to child care and/or Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten policies and procedures, please call us. 

  • The Coalition encourages providers to continue operating whenever possible, as long as your program is safe, in order to assist working parents in maintaining employment; however, we also understand this is a decision that each of you must make in the best interest of all concerned. If you make the determination to close your program, even temporarily, you must email Darla Frame at frame@elcsantarosa.org or Melissa Stuckey at stuckey@elcsantarosa.org. If you must leave a message be sure to include the following information:

  • Your name

  • Name of center or home

  • Reason for closure

  • Effective date of closure

  • Anticipated date to reopen

  • All SR and VPK providers that make the decision to remain open are urged to adhere to the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations


  • All SR and VPK programs must follow strict guidelines for cleanliness and sanitation protocols in programs that remain open