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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.  

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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

Step Up for Students offers several scholarship options for children and families, including:

 

  • FES-EO: The Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Opportunities allows children in kindergarten and above to receive a scholarship for private school tuition and for other educational needs.  There are no income restrictions for this scholarship.

  • FES-UA: The Family Empowerment Scholarship for Unique Abilities allows children ages three years old and up to receive a scholarship for private school tuition and for other educational needs.  There are no income restrictions for this scholarship.

To learn more about school choice options, visit the Step-Up for Students' website.

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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