What is the school readiness program in Florida?
School Readiness. Florida’s School Readiness Program or SR offers financial assistance to eligible low-income families for early education and care so they can become financially self-sufficient and their young children can be successful in school in the future.
Who are the priority children for school readiness?
These programs are intended to serve as a preventive measure for children at risk of future school failure. Priority for school readiness program participation is given to: children whose parents are economically disadvantaged, children who have been determined to be at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation, and children with special needs.
How does the School Readiness Early Learning Coalition work?
Parents are expected to make their co-payment directly to the child care provider. All families eligible for School Readiness financial assistance may select the provider of their choice. However, ELCHC will only pay for child care if the child care provider has been approved by the Coalition.
Who is eligible for school readiness financial assistance?
All families eligible for School Readiness financial assistance may select the provider of their choice. However, ELCHC will only pay for child care if the child care provider has been approved by the Coalition. Parents can select providers from the following types of early care providers:
What do you need to know about school readiness?
These services include extended-day, extended-year, and school age care for children to support parents in becoming financially self-sufficient. A family’s gross income ( income before taxes, insurance, and any other deductions are subtracted) is used to determine eligibility.
How to apply for school readiness ( SR ) services?
Intake Forms: Client Services forms and documents may be downloaded at Documents & Forms. Funding for School Readiness services is limited. Families may be placed on the School Readiness (SR) Waiting List as follows: All clients requesting to apply for the SR Waiting List (child care assistance) will need to complete the online application
Why is the elchc important for school readiness?
If you have previously applied for the School Readiness program, but have been denied based off of income eligibility we have great news – The ELCHC has local dollars allowing more working families to participate in the School Readiness program and more children to access high-quality child care and education programs.