Episcopal Children’s Services helps underserved children in Northeast and Central Florida build a strong foundation for educational success. Working with children from birth to age 5 - the most critical years for cognitive development - ECS’s dedicated teachers and staff use curriculums based on the latest research and best practices to help families ensure their youngsters enter school ready to learn.
A recognized leader in early childhood education for more than 50 years, ECS serves over 50,000 children and their families in 14 counties: Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, St John’s, Alachua, Marion, Lake, Citrus, Gilchrist, Dixie, and Levy. We believe that educating a child not only improves their odds for success but also strengthens the entire community.
ECS programs use a "whole child" approach that helps kids grow intellectually, emotionally and socially. We also provide resources and training to caregivers in order to enhance access to high-quality childcare.
Recently recognized as the "Third Largest Nonprofit in Northeast Florida" by the Jacksonville Business Journal, Episcopal Children’s Services has a history of strong financial management and transparency. If you choose to support ECS, 100% of your monetary donation will go to support our programs. Any amount you can share will be greatly appreciated and put to good use helping us serve children and families in our local communities.