Community Coordinated Care for Children is committed to strengthening our communities and families. It's our belief that every child deserves the right to a bright and successful future. We provide this newsletter as part of 4C’s mission is to be a community leader in providing high-quality services that improve the lives of children and families.

Black History Month Student and Educator Contests

Black History Month is celebrated each year in the month of February. The theme for this year’s Black History Month contests will be “Celebrating the Achievements of African American Floridians. For information regarding the student art and essay contests, as well as the Excellence in Education awards, click here.

World Read Aloud Day

Feb. 1 is World Read Aloud Day, calling attention to the importance of sharing stories by challenging participants to grab a book, find an audience, and read-aloud. The global effort, created by the non-profit LitWorld and sponsored by Scholastic, is celebrated annually in more than 173 countries and is all about bringing people together through the shared connection of reading aloud in all of our communities. To learn more, click here.

Children's Dental Health Month

This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated professionals, health care providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others. To learn more, click here.

Valentine's Day

It's a day to express love and gratitude towards loved ones. Valentine's Day has an opportunity to be a fun and interactive holiday experience. On Valentine's Day people greet loved ones, close friends, family members, and classmates by sending them cards called valentines. People also give candy, flowers, and other gifts to loved ones. For some Valentine's Day crafts for children, click here.


Here are free, family-friendly events in Central Florida:

Saturday, Feb. 4

Thursday, Feb. 9

Sunday, Feb. 12

Saturday, Feb. 18

For more events, check out the 4C Community Calendar, click here.


School Readiness

Florida School Readiness Program offers financial assistance for early education and care to low-income families. We are actively enrolling children ages birth to 12 years old. To learn more, click here.

Head Start/Early Head Start

4C Head Start and Early Head Start programs promote school readiness and child development for eligible low-income families with children from birth to 5 years old, click here.

Voluntary PreKindergarten

VPK is free of charge to all 4-year-old children in Florida regardless of family income. The high-quality learning opportunity builds a strong academic structure. Now Enrolling. To learn more, click here.

Child Care Resource & Referral

Finding the right child care setting is an important decision. Trained CCR&R Specialists locate quality child care based on your family’s needs, click here.

Neighborhood Centers for Families

NCF is made up of non-profits, agencies, churches, and groups that work together to provide family-friendly accessible services and activities to Orange County families, click here.

Parents’ Pages

Get tips, strategies, and child development info from the Florida Division of Early Learning monthly newsletter, click here.

Agency Funders

Florida Department of Education | Florida Division of Early Learning

Early Learning Coalition of Orange County | National Office of Head Start

Florida Department of Children and Families | Florida Health

United Way | Orange County Government | City of Orlando

For more information about Community

Coordinated Care for Children, click here.