Resources

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Division for Early Childhood (DEC)

Supports families of young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities

www.dec-sped.org

Early Steps / Children's Medical Services

Support for infants and toddlers with special needs and their families 

http://www.doh.state.fl.us/alternatesites/cms-kids/families/early_steps/early_steps.html

Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for four-year-olds (2011)

http://www.fldoe.org/earlylearning/pdf/feldsfyo.pdf

Florida KidCare

Provides children's health insurance for uninsured children under age 19.
888-540-5437
www.floridakidcare.org

Florida's Central Directory

Provides information and referral on services for disabilities and special health care needs.

800-654-4440
www.centraldirectory.org

Florida's Transition Project

Assist local communities in establishing trained teams to develop seamless transition among agencies to benefit young children 

352-372-2573
www.floridatransitionproject.com

Head Start

Serves the child development needs of preschool children (birth through age five) and their families.

 
http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/HeadStartOffices

National Assoc. for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Promotes excellence in early childhood education

www.naeyc.org

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Central source of information on disabilities for infants, toddlers and youth

www.nichcy.org

Office of Early Learning

Supports increased opportunities for young children to achieve educational success

www.floridajobs.org/earlylearning/index.html

Redlands Christian Migrant Association

Quality child care and early education for children of migrant farm workers and rural, low-income families throughout Florida 

800-282-6540

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program (VPK)

Provides every four-year old child in Florida a high quality pre-kindergarten program.

www.floridajobs.org/VPK/index.html

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