Florida Children's Forum. n.d.. One stop shopping for family support and child care services. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Children's Forum, 2 pp.
Annotation: This brochure explains the purposes of the Florida Children's Forum, lists the funding of services to families and children administered through central child care and resource and referral agencies, and provides addresses and telephone numbers for the agencies which form the Florida Children's Forum. Through its umbrella system of 24 central agencies for child care and resource and referral, the Forum provides: subsidized child care; support services such as health and developmental screening and family support programs; coordination of state, federal, and private funding streams for children; the Parent Services Project; data collection on the number of families requesting child care and the types of child care requested; referrals for children with special needs to the Human Assistance Network Direction Services; verification of eligibility, as well as the administration of payments; consultations with private businesses regarding options for employer-sponsored child care; partnerships with local social service agencies and institutions of higher learning to offer training and workshops on child care, parenting, and other children's issues to child care providers, parents and the public; and collaboration with other local services to coordinate a comprehensive system to meet the needs of children and families in the community.
Contact: Florida Children's Forum, 2807 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32308, Telephone: (850) 681-7002 Fax: (850) 681-9816 Web Site: http://www.fcforum.org/ Available at no charge.
Keywords: Child care, Child care centers, Child care services, Child development services, Coalitions, Family centered services, Family support services, Financing, Policies, Private sector, Public health programs, Public private partnerships