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Community Resources

At First Discoveries, we understand the importance of collaborating with the community to create amazing early childhood programs that support children and famlies.

Need help finding community resources?  Have a question about local programs? Here are links to some local agencies and organizations that support families in our community.


Children's Board of Hillsborough County

The Children's Board of Hillsborough County Maintains a list of community agencies on their website.

Did you know that they also offer programs and services directly through their Family Resource Centers?  Click the link to learn more!

Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County

Learn about VPK (Voluntary PreKindergarten), School Readiness (tuition assistance for lower income families), and family-friendly events at the Early Learning Coalition's website.  

Quick Guide to Local Agencies

Here is a link to a quick guide that lists a variety of local agencies and organizations to assist families:

Community Resource Guide (HCC's website)

Hispanic Services Council

The Hispanic Services Council provides support and mentoring for Latino families in Hillsborough County.  Here is a link to their programs and services.  

La informacion esta disponible en espanol.

School Choice Options for Families

To learn more about school choice options, including scholarships for children with disabilities and/or need-based scholarships, visit the following sites:


Office of School Choice: McKay Scholarship (for certain children with disabilities, ages kindergarten and up)

Step Up for Students: Gardiner Scholarship (for children ages three and up with disabilities)

Step Up for Students: FTC Scholarship (financial need-based scholarship for ages kindergarten and up)


Autism Speaks

The nonprofit Autism Speaks maintains a list of community resources for each state of agencies and organizations to support families with children diagnosed with autism.

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