School Readiness Program

The Florida School Readiness Program offers financial assistance for early education and care to low-income families. The goal for this financial assistance is to encourage and aid families in becoming financially self-sufficient so their young children can be successful. Parents are provided with information on child development, as well as parental engagement opportunities that incorporate parents as their child’s first teacher. Child care services include extended-day, extended-year, and school age care to support parents in becoming financially self-sufficient. Each school readiness program provides a developmental screening for children and referrals to specific health and educational specialists if needed.

General Eligibility Requirements

Parent(s) or guardian(s) must be working or participating in an educational activity at least 20 hours per week. Gross income must be at or below 150% of the federal poverty level for family size
Families must pay a co-payment for child care based on income and family size. There may also be additional fees billable by the child care provider chosen.
- Preliminary documentation is required before application will be validated
  • Income verification form (new job or paid by cash)
  • Pay stubs (last 4 weekly pay stubs, last 2 pay stubs if paid bi-weekly or semi-monthly, or last pay stub if paid monthly)
  • Self employment documentation (most recent tax return or YTD  business records with invoices and receipts for expenses)
  • Education documentation (enrollment verification and schedule or ELC education/training form)
  • Social security disability documentation statement from physician and SS award letter
You may apply for School Readiness services by clicking here Family Portal or the photo below.  If you are potentially eligible, you will be placed on the Wait List until enrollment takes place, depending on availability of funding.