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 321-219-6300
- 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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The School Readiness program assists low-income families with the cost of child care. To learn more and apply, click here.
Child Care Resource & Referral helps parents take the guesswork out of choosing care. For more information about this free service regardless of income in Orange County and Osceola County, click here.
Children who attend high-quality preschool do much better when they get to kindergarten, and it makes a big difference for their later success. Free Voluntary PreKindergarten is available for all 4-year-olds living in Florida regardless of family income. To apply on Florida’s Early Learning Family Portal, click here.
Head Start students are more likely to exhibit better cognitive and social-emotional development, lead healthier lives, and have better academic outcomes than those who don’t attend Head Start. To learn about the Head Start and Early Head Start programs at 4C, click here.
The July issue of the Florida Division of Early Learning Parents’ Pages has information about summertime and playful learning, steps to support your child’s brain development, International Friendship Day, and homemade no-churn ice cream, click here.