About Us

The Hobe Sound Early Learning Center is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit provider of quality early childhood education for children ages one through five.

Founded in 1962, it currently enrolls 140 children in full-day programs in its child-friendly center in Hobe Sound, Florida.

Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors drawn from parents and community members, The Hobe Sound Early Learning Center is fully accredited for early childhood education and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten.

The Board and staff strive to provide a developmentally appropriate program for every child!

Mission Statement
Hobe Sound Early Learning Center offers all families, regardless of background or income, affordable early-childhood nurture, education and recreation that stimulates healthy emotional and social development and helps prepare their children to excel in school and life.

Philosophy & Goals
Our goal is to provide a safe, happy, caring environment where children will be respected as individuals and also learn to function as a group. We strive to help each child develop to the fullest of their abilities. We have a commitment to children, parents and staff to provide an environment enriched with planned activities that meet the child’s individual needs, as well as those of the group.

Our program is designed to help each child develop:

  • Social skills
  • Emotional skills
  • Language skills
  • Reading readiness skills
  • Math skills
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Art and music appreciation

HSELC Annual Report 2018

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Hobe Sound Early Learning Center

11580 SE Gomez Avenue
Hobe Sound, Florida 33455

Voice: 772-546-5462
Fax: 772-546-5480
State License #C19MA0016