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.
Would you like to donate to 4C? You can help improve and strengthen the lives of low-income families and children and break the generational cycle of poverty. To make a donation, click here. To learn more, click here.
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Quality child care is a key step to raising happy, healthy children. Child Care Resource & Referral is a free service that helps families identify and select quality early learning programs, click here.
The School Readiness program helps low-income families pay for early childhood education, putting a child on the path to prosperity. To learn more and apply, click here.
Florida offers free prekindergarten for all 4-year-olds regardless of family income. Apply now for Florida’s free VPK program on the Early Learning Family Portal, click here.
Education & Training
Thinking about a career in early childhood education? 4C provides state-mandated training for child care providers in Brevard, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. To learn more, click here.
The current issue of Early Learning Parents’ Pages, the official newsletter for the Florida Division of Early Learning, has tips to support your child’s reading at home, information on Preparedness Month, and more, click here.