Children's Programs

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The Children's Services Advisory Board, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, evaluates, prioritizes, and makes recommendations concerning the needs of Manatee County's children and families.

The currently funded programs are listed by the following categories:
- Crisis Stabilization
- Family Strengthening and Support
- Maternal and Child Health
- Out of School Time and Youth Development
- Prevention and Redirection
- School Readiness

Our Programs

Crisis Stabilization Programs

Crisis Stabilization Programs

Programs listed under this category include: crisis behavior stabilization services; services to victims of child abuse and neglect; services to child victims of sexual assault and domestic violence; emergency shelters; and emergency food needs for families and children. read on Crisis Stabilization Programs

Family Strengthening & Support Programs

Family Strengthening & Support Programs

Programs listed in this category include: advocacy and parent resources, specialized counseling services for children and/or their families, parent education and support, relative and kinship caregiver support, and services for special needs children and their families. read on Family Strengthening & Support Programs

Maternal & Child Health Programs

Maternal & Child Health Programs

Programs listed in this category provide developmental screenings, specialized therapy for children with developmental delays, and medical examinations for child victims of crime. read on Maternal & Child Health Programs

Out of School Time and Youth Development Programs

Out of School Time and Youth Development Programs

Programs listed under this category include school age child care in the out of school time hours (before and after school hours, non-school days during the school year, and summertime). Some programs include transportation to and from local schools. read on Out of School Time and Youth Development Programs

Prevention and Redirection Programs

Prevention and Redirection Programs

Programs listed under this category provide services which address development of children's informed decision-making skills and promote positive behaviors of children and teens. read on Prevention and Redirection Programs

School Readiness Programs

School Readiness Programs

Programs listed in this category include: Child Care for Pre-School Age, Subsidized Child Care, and Training for Parents of Preschoolers. read on School Readiness Programs