March 26 – 31, 2017 – It’s Children’s Week in Florida. Events will be centered in Tallahassee, but you are urged to contact your lawmaker to remind them to keep children’s issues in mind when making funding decisions this legislative session. #GiveUsAHand #ChildrensWeek.
Registration is underway for the Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program for children in Lee, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties. The VPK program is free for every 4-year old in the state of Florida. Some 5-year olds are also eligible, depending on their birth date. A parent or guardian may learn more about the VPK program and […]
To apply for Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten, please visit the Florida's Early Learning Portal. If you live in Florida and your child turned 4 years old on or before September 1, your child is eligible for the VPK program. Some 5-year-olds are eligible depending on their birth date. School Year Program - 540 instructional hours. Class sizes [...]
To apply for School Readiness funding (child care assistance), please visit Florida’s Early Learning Portal to apply for services. Please keep in mind that funding is limited and there is a wait list. Parents are responsible for keeping their contact information current with the Early Learning Coalition. If you have questions about Child Care Assistance […]
Head Start is a group of federal programs for low-income children and their families. Head Start programs include: Early Head Start, Migrant Head Start and American Indian Head Start. Head Start facilitates child development and promotes school readiness by enhancing social and cognitive development through health, educational, nutritional, social and other services. Head Start programs [...]