Need help paying for child care? The School Readiness program offers income-eligible families financial assistance for early education and care. For more information, click here. To apply for School Readiness using Florida’s Early Learning Family Portal, click here.
— Request Break In Service
— Request SR Provider Transfer
— Report SR Eligibility Changes
Looking for a high-quality early learning program for your child? Our Child Care Resource & Referral Program connects families with early learning providers. The service is free to both families and providers. Call 407-522-2252 in Orange County and 321-219-6300 in Osceola County, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, Families click here, and Providers click here.
Do you have a 4-year-old child? Voluntary PreKindergarten is a free educational program that prepares 4-year-old children in Florida for Kindergarten and beyond. For more information, click here. To apply for VPK using Florida’s Early Learning Family Portal, click here.
Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Provider Services:
- General Questions from Providers: Orange County 407-532-4192; Osceola County 321-219-6300
- CCR&R Provider Updates: Orange County 407-532-4229; Osceola County 321-219-6012
- School Readiness Contracts: Orange County 407-841-6607, extension 133; Osceola County 321-219-6012
- Voluntary Prekindergarten Contracts: Orange County 407-841-6607, extension 133; Osceola County 321-219-6012
To access the Provider Portal, click here.
Have you considered Head Start/Early Head Start? The programs promote school readiness and child development for eligible low-income families with children from birth to 5 years old. For more information, click here.
Get help designed for Orange County neighborhoods. Neighborhood Centers For Families provide family-friendly accessible services and activities for families in 13 Orange County neighborhoods. To learn more, click here.
Are you a child care provider looking for a food assistance program? The Child Care Food Program reimburses sponsored child care providers for serving healthy meals and provides access to resources, training, and assistance. For more information, click here.
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Florida’s School Readiness program addresses the inequality of expensive quality child care by making it affordable for struggling families. To learn more about child care financial assistance and apply, click here.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and families. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. To learn more about SNAP, click here.
Child Care Resource & Referral is a free program that helps families identify and select quality early learning programs. To learn more about CCR&R, click here.
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten registration for 2022 Summer and 2022-23 School Year programs is now open. Free VPK is available for all 4-year-olds living in Florida regardless of family income. Register for VPK, click here.
Learn about Safe Toys and Gifts Month, supporting social studies for young learners, a mobile app for parents of newborns, and Voluntary PreKindergarten this month in the latest issue of Early Learning Parents’ Pages, the official newsletter for the Florida Division of Early Learning, click here.