The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, Inc. (ELC) leads the way to brighter futures with nearly $90 million in annual funding, serving more than 26,000 children.  Funds are received from federal, state, county, local, and private sources.   ELC oversees two state-wide early education programs:  School Readiness and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK).  These programs prepare Broward County children for kindergarten and school, helping to ensure their academic success.  ELC and its partners provide access to financial assistance that helps pay for child care and links parents to family support services, including those for children with special needs.