Ever wish your child came with a handbook, or a repair manual? Luckily, there are organizations (many of them FREE) designed to help busy parents cope with the magnificent task of raising children. Within this section you’ll find numbers, contact information, and a short summary of resources available to parents in Alachua County, as well as state offered assistance information and information about federal help for families. Check back often as we update this section regularly as policies change. Get information on food distribution and nutrition for the very young child. Find assistance for daycare costs or transportation to work. Use this quick reference section to find out whom to speak to when it comes to schooling, bullying and vouchers.

Family Outings in the Area

*indicates it is free

Petting Zoos and Animal Encounters

Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

Madonna’s Equestrian Academy


Child Friendly Museums

Florida Museum

Cade Museum **children 0-4 free.


Assistance and Support

Library Partnership Resource Center (for strong families) *

SWAG Family Resource Center *

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