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Florida Programs

The Children’s Movement of Florida advocates in Tallahassee for these programs.

Are you wondering about early intervention for your child’s special needs, want to secure subsidized health care for your family, or need to register your four-year-old in pre-kindergarten?

Learn more about these services, available to all Florida residents, below.

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten

Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program or VPK is a free educational program that prepares 4-year-olds for kindergarten and beyond.

Health Insurance

Quality, affordable health and dental insurance for kids. From birth through the end of age 18, Florida children are eligible for head to toe coverage, even if one or both parents are working.

Parental Hotline

Help Me Grow can be accessed by dialing 211 in 32 of Florida's 67 counties. The service provides early identification of developmental and/or behavioral concerns, and links families to community support.

Early Intervention

Early Steps offers services to eligible infants and toddlers, age birth to 36 months, who have or are at-risk for developmental disabilities or delays.

Subsidized Childcare

Florida’s School Readiness Program or SR offers financial assistance to eligible low-income families for early education and care.

Mentor a Reader

Join this statewide effort to mentor students from Pre-K through 3rd grade who may need extra help. We offer programs in 28 counties via 17 local United Ways.