Community Resources Guides:
The Episcopal Children’s Services Community Resource Guide has many additional resources to assist you. You may also visit the United Way Agency for Information and Referral.
ECS has partnered with the agencies below to bring parents more resources. These websites contain information that will help you find the child care setting that is right for your family, as well as address other child care/early childhood issues. Many of these sites also contain research and public policy papers dealing with early childhood and child care so you, the parent and community member, can be fully informed and influence the public debate regarding issues affecting your family.
Florida KidCare Health Insurance is a free program available for children aged 0 to 18 years.
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a special tax benefit for people who work full- or part-time. Call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 or visit the IRS click here for Q&A on tax credits and for a brochure on EITC. For additional and most up to date Tax information, please visit the IRS Publication and Product website here
With the Child Tax Credit, you may be able to reduce the federal income tax you owe by up to $1,000 for each qualifying child under age 17. Call 1-800-TAX-FORUM (1-800-829-3676).
Child Care Aware, is our nation’s leading voice for child care. Visit the Child Care Aware website to download information about child care options in English or Spanish.
The Children’s Forum has many resources for parents. It is a Florida-based advocacy group working with children’s issues.
Looking for child care in your area? Visit the DCF licensing website by clicking here
To report suspected abuse online, click here. In addition to the reporting form, the site also offers helpful resources including definitions for reporting, laws, tips for successful reporting, frequently asked questions, and much more.
Find Free Summer Meals in your community click here
How much sleep do babies need? Visit Sleep.org for more information.
Free Program Resources:
- A Family Guide for Early Education and Child Care Options
- Selecting Summer Care for School-Age Children
- The Best We Can Be
- Parent Companion Booklets
Brought to you courtesy of the Florida’s Children’s Forum
The Children’s Campaign focuses on current issues regarding Florida’s children.
The U.S Government site, ChildCare.gov, features information for parents and providers, as well as policy and research information in English and Spanish. Find information on topics ranging from Autism to resources to fund your child care business to paying for child care.