How to Apply

How to Apply

Enrollment:

To be considered for admission, contact us so that we may provide you an enrollment application. To best serve the needs of our students effectively we need a clear understanding of their current condition and history. Our enrollment application provides us with the necessary information to properly evaluate each child. We will contact you shortly after reviewing the application and a more detailed assessment will be conducted if your child is accepted into the program.

Little Star is a Step-up for Students Provider. The following brochures can be viewed for more information:

Florida VPK SIS

VPK SIS Fact Sheet

Pricing Information:

We charge an annual non-refundable application fee of $150. Once the application is reviewed and your child is approved for enrollment there will be a one-time, non-refundable enrollment fee of $450.

Tuition prices and clinical fees are based on a number of factors, including:

* For more information on scholarships, scroll to the bottom of the page.

Tuition/Service Payments

  • Tuition is billed bi-weekly for our self-pay families.
  • Tuition is billed monthly for our insurance covered families.

Insurance Coverage

We are currently in-network with:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CMS Ped-i-Care Title XXI
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • United Behavioral Health

We are working diligently with additional insurance providers to gain provider status and network coverage in the near future. This will allow us to continue treating children who are impacted by developmental disorders, while making it more affordable for parents.

Scholarships

McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities (McKay Scholarships)

In order to be eligible for the McKay Scholarship Program, a student must apply for the program prior to withdrawing from public school. The student must also have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Plan, and have been enrolled and reported for funding in a Florida public school during the October and February Florida Education Finance Program surveys (Grades K-12) in the same school year; or have been a pre-kindergarten student who was enrolled and reported for funding in a Florida public school during the preceding October and February Florida Education Finance Program surveys in the same school year and was at least 4 years old; or have attended the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind during the preceding October and February student membership surveys (Grades K-12).

If your child does not meet these requirements but has an IEP and is a dependent child of a member of the United States Armed Forces who transfers to a school in Florida from out of state or from a foreign country pursuant to a parent’s permanent change of station orders the child may be eligible for a McKay Scholarship. Please contact that office at 1-800-447-1636 for additional information.

If your child meets the eligibility requirements, you need to apply for a scholarship by going to http://www.floridaschoolchoice.org/Intent/McKayIntent/StudentIntent.aspx and completing the online intent.

For more information on this scholarship visit: www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/mckay/

Gardiner Scholarship (formerly Personal Learning Scholarship Account)

This is scholarship is for Florida students 3 years old through 12th grade or age 22, whichever comes first, with one of the following disabilities: autism spectrum disorder, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Spina bifida, Williams syndrome or intellectual disability (severe cognitive impairment). Also, students in kindergarten deemed “high risk” due to developmental delays and not older than 5 on Sept. 1 may be eligible for the year they apply.

  • Students need an Individual Education Plan (IEP) from a Florida school district or a formal diagnosis from a Florida licensed physician or psychologist.
  • Students must be at least 3 or 4 on or before Sept 1. Students entering kindergarten must be 5 on or before Sept 1. Students entering first grade must be 6 on or before Sept 1.
  • Students can participate in the PLSA program as part of home education. However, they cannot be enrolled in a public school or receive any other state-sponsored scholarship (McKay Scholarship or the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship).

To apply, go to www.stepupforstudents.org/logins/special-needs-login/

For more information on this scholarship, visit: www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/plsa/

For more detailed information you can also contact us.