NEXTGEN FAMILY MAGAZINE is published bi-monthly by the Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County, Inc. (ELC). This unique family education and resource guide is distributed into the school backpacks of 25,000 elementary students in 47 schools, with an additional 8,000 distributed to over 200 child care facilities, libraries, hospitals, medical offices, and other local businesses throughout the county.


NEXTGEN offers educational articles, school news, informative comments from leading county figures, and consumer friendly articles to help and guide parents on wide-ranging family topics. With restaurant reviews, guest chefs for kids, science columns, health and fitness columns, advice for parents, planning holidays, and ELC initiatives - NEXTGEN delivers updates, news, and columns from our staff on what we are doing in the early learning community.  Our goal is to create a publication that informs, excites and generates interest in the local community.


Within every issue there will be a fantastic give-away such as…win an iPad, family weekend to Disney, $500 to spend at the Ellenton Outlet Mall, Grapefruit League tickets for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and much more.  Subscribe and stay tuned!