The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, Inc. is one of 31 Early Learning Coalitions in Florida.  It works to ensure that programs and services are available to assist families with young children during their formative years.  Florida’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program is for all children who are four-years-old on or before September 1st.  School Readiness provides assistance for low-to-moderate income working families by paying a portion of the child care costs on a sliding fee schedule.