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Supporting & Empowering Educational & Developmental Services (SEEDS)
The Supporting and Empowering Educational and Developmental Services (SEEDS) Program is a multi-disciplinary intervention team composed of schools, community and family representatives. The primary goal of SEEDS is to provide support for children ages 3 through 3rd grade and families so that they are ready for Kindergarten, promoted at school year end and reading on level by third grade. This is done by working together with the family to support the developmental, educational and social needs so the child is able to function more successfully at home, school and in the community. The SEEDS team utlilzes strength-based planning to support the child and the family. This process combines the strengths of the family, school system, community services and existing family supports to achieve goals established by the family. In strength-based planning, the family, school system, and community service providers link strengths across systems to establish a collective force to reduce or eliminate barriers faced by the child and family. The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County funds this project in partnership with the School District of Hillsborough County, and we collaborate with the Hillsborough County elementary schools across the county to provide children and families with the help they need to overcome some of life’s obstacles.
For more information, view our SEEDS FACT SHEET.
If you are interested in receiving services from SEEDS, please click here to complete an online application. (Please be sure to turn off any pop-up blockers when accessing the link.) The site is secure in order to protect your privacy. If you are with one of our schools, please forward the School District of Hillsborough County release of information (English Version Spanish Version), the SEEDS consent to contact (included in the application), most recent report card, and any other relevant information which would be helpful in supporting the child to your assigned Family Support Coordinator, or mail to:
3924 Premier North Drive
Tampa, FL 33618-8795
Phone: (813) 901-3439
Fax: (813) 882-3689
You may also fill out a Community Application to submit to The Children's Home, Inc., SEEDS Program. For a Community Application in Spanish, click here.
If you are a family member, please contact the program directly by calling (813) 901-3439 after completing the application.