We are Episcopal Children’s Services.
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.