Activities, Themes & More

Child Care Resource and Referral

Florida Children’s Forum:

Child Care Aware:


Florida KidCare:

Department of Children & Families

Search for providers, view provider inspection reports, get Gold Seal information, learn about training requirements, opening a child care facility, and report abuse. or call 1-800-96-ABUSE for Provider search

Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity promotes economic opportunities for all Floridians through successful workforce, community, and economic development strategies.

Department of Education

Professional Development and Teacher Resources – Emergent Literacy for VPK Instructors Online Course – VPK Education Standards

Birth to Five Standards

Bright Beginnings:

Florida Family Childcare Home Association

Florida’s Office of Early Learning

For Teachers and Family

Head Start

East Coast Migrant Head Start:

Polk County Schools Head Start:

Redlands Christian Migrant Head Start:

Healthy Start

Polk County Health Department

Polk County School District

Polk County Schools:

FDLRS Child Find:

Polk State College

Rules for Early Learning

OEL Proposed Rules & Notices

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program

Provides scholarships for child care teachers, directors, owners and family child care providers to work toward earning a Bachelor degree or an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education, a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential or Renewal, a Florida Staff Credential or Renewal, and a Director Credential or Renewal.

United Way

United Way of Central Florida: