Parent playing with infant

Birth – 18 months




Young boy preparing for Kindergarten

Entering Kindergarten





Sample Activities

Looking for ideas on how to boost your young child’s learning? Our team of early childhood professionals have put together a list of activities that parents can do right at home with their young child. These are sorted by age and include links to other resources to get the creative juices flowing as parents become their child’s first teacher.



Early Learning Options

There are a lot of different options for early childhood education. Choosing between childcare providers can be difficult. Our team has combined all you need to know to get started on your journey to select a high-quality educational experience for your child, as well as definitions to help you understand the choices.



Meeting Milestones

Making sure your child is on track for success is as easy as remembering this simple phrase: screen early, screen often. A screening observes how your child is growing to ensure he/she is meeting expected milestones. Participating in a screening can help guarantee that your child will not fall behind because of a developmental delay.




We’re Here for You

Early Learning Leon is a group of public and private childcare providers working in collaboration with Leon County Schools, the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend and Whole Child Leon to ensure all children have access to high quality early learning experiences before they enter kindergarten. Our goal is that parents understand the role they play as their child’s first teacher plus provide resources on how to access resources and information related to choosing quality early childhood education.

We’re here to help. If you need additional resources not available or linked on this site, check out our partner sites for more information. 


Leon County Schools

  •  Leon County Schools 

Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend

  •  ELC of the Big Bend 

Whole Child Leon

  •  Whole Child Leon