Parents

Programs & Services for Parents

Child Care Resource and Referral

For parents looking for child care in Manatee County, the Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County offers free, unbiased, personalized information on child care programs and providers in the area. Services include: A customized search for child care based on criteria you select such as location,...

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School Readiness

School Readiness child care funding is available to eligible families to assist them in obtaining affordable, high quality child care. Children are eligible from birth through 12 years of age. If you and your family meet the below eligibility criteria, you may qualify for child care funding either through...

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Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)

Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) is a free program designed to prepare four-year-old children for kindergarten and build the foundation for their educational success. VPK is available to all four year olds born on or before September 1st that reside in Florida, regardless of family income. School...

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Child Health and Development

The Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County offers a variety of programs to help with early detection of physical or learning challenges in a child's life. If any concerns are found, we promote understanding between parents and providers of the condition and propose a course of action to best address...

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Inclusion Services

The Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County's Inclusion Specialist is able to connect families and providers with local resources and help insure the child is in the least restrictive, and most appropriate environment. The coalition makes available services to child care providers to enhance staff’s...

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ESSS Program

Early Steps to School Success Parents play the most powerful and influential role in their children’s lives. As their children’s first and most important teacher they contribute to their child’s learning. Early education – starting with moms during pregnancy and following children...

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Forms

Parent Forms Consumer Dangers.com - Product Recall Information SCHOOL READINESS FORMS Form indicated with * are necessary during enrollment and redetermination. Completing these ahead of time where applicable will save time during the interview process. Application for Child Care Funding School...

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Links

Useful Links for Parents Statewide Resources Florida Early Learning and Development Standards Birth to Five – Birth to Four Florida Early Learning and Development Standards Birth to Five – Standards for Four-Year-Olds Florida Association for the Education of Young Children Florida...

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