Texas offers Free Pre K for Foster (and Former Foster) Children

December 28th, 2011
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DSCN5329If you have a 3 or 4 year old in your Foster Care home in Texas, that child is eligible for free Pre-K through the local school district.  Some school districts begin the program at age three and some at age 4;  check your district's website to discover the age limits for your school district.  Age eligibility in Texas is always calculated by the child's age on September 1 so if your district offers Pre-K to 3-year-olds, your child will be eligible at the start of the next school year following her third birthday.  Children do not start mid year if they would not have been old enough on September 1. The only caveat is that once a child has been enrolled in… [more]

Foster Care State by State – Florida

June 20th, 2006
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Categories: Resources, States

As we continue on our journey of foster care by state, we come to Florida. Florida is hot and sunny and humid. Arizona is not humid. But let’s get back to today’s topic, shall we? Florida has about 8,500 children in foster care, and they have the typical information found on most sites having to do with foster care. How do we become foster parents, what is involved, and am I ready? First of all, you are not ready, ever, and you never will be, but foster homes are needed, so just do it. If you care about kids, and you are breathing, you qualify. Congratulations! If you really don’t want to be a foster parent, Florida has a whole page on how you can help… [more]

Foster Care State by State – Delaware

June 12th, 2006
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Categories: Resources, States

Okay, where are we with the state by state thing? Oh yeah, Delaware. Small state, but big plans for foster care change. The main page of the Delaware Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (DSCYF) web site has all the important information that you need to know about kids in foster care, how to become a foster parent, and what is required of a foster parent. There is also a frequently asked questions section, as well as general information, support for foster parents and other information. Under Services, there are sections for Child Abuse Intervention, Crisis Help, Case Management, Child Mental Health, Child Care Licensing, Foster Care, Management Support, Prevention Programs and Youth Rehabilitation. One of the prevention programs that Delaware offers is an early intervention… [more]