Becoming A School Readiness Provider

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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

How do Providers Become Eligible?

If you are currently a child care provider and licensed through the Broward County Child Care licensing and Enforcement (CCLE), you are eligible to become a part of our School Readiness Provider Network.

*If you are not currently a child care provider, contact CCLE to determine what steps are necessary to become a child care provider. 

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


Licensed Family Child Care Home - 

Cares for children based on state ratio guidelines.

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