Becoming A School Readiness Provider

The School Readiness program is a state and federally funded child care tuition assistance program that prepares children to become ready for school, assists families in becoming financially self- sufficient, and provides parents with information about child development and other topics of interest.

Providers interested in becoming a School Readiness Child Care Provider, should submit a copy of Provider Service Agreement Information Form below with a copy of your current Child Care License to providerportal@elcbroward.org
Recent changes to Florida Law regarding insurance issues and provider responsibilities:

The types of providers who can participate in the School Readiness Program are:
 

Informal Provider -

Cares for children who are related to them and possibly children from one other family

Registered Family Child Care - 

Cares for no more than 10 children based on state ratio guidelines

Licensed Large Family Child Care - 

Cares for no more than 12 children based on state ratio guidelines; has one employee/assistant

Licensed Child Care Center - 

Cares for children based on state ratio guidelines, and capacity is calculated by square footage

Licensed Exempt Child Care Center - 

Cares for children based on state ratio guidelines; is either a school age only program or is an accredited religious exempt provider

Public School - 

Meets guidelines set forth by the Department of Education

 

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