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
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 321-219-6014
- CCR&R Provider Updates: Orange County 407-532-4229; Osceola County 407-532-4187
- School Readiness Contracts: Orange County 407-841-6607, extension 133; Osceola County 407-532-4187
- Voluntary Prekindergarten Contracts: Orange County 407-841-6607, extension 133; Osceola County 407-532-4187
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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Need help finding a quality preschool? Child Care Resource and Referral Specialists help families locate quality child care and early education programs. For more information about this free service regardless of income in Orange County and Osceola County, click here.
School Readiness helps working families who are struggling to afford quality child care. To learn more about child care financial assistance and apply, click here.
Prevent Child Abuse
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. From Wear Blue Day on April 1 to Pinwheel Gardens, the initiatives represent an effort to focus on community activities that support families and public policies that prioritize child abuse prevention right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur. To learn more, click here.
Free Voluntary PreKindergarten is available for all 4-year-olds living in Florida regardless of family income. To apply now on Florida’s Early Learning Family Portal, click here.
Learn more about the Week of the Young Child, World Autism Month, Summer camp options, and much more in the Florida Office of Early Learning’s April edition of Parents’ Pages, click here.