The School Readiness program offers qualified parents financial assistance for child care through a variety of services. The Early Learning Coalition identifies eligible children for the program and maintains waiting list for school readiness eligible children. We contract with a number of local early care and education providers who meet the mandated criteria to serve SR children. While most providers can be eligible to become an SR provider, you must be approved by the ELC. There are multiple steps within the approval process. It often requires that a parent make a request for a specific site. To obtain more information on becoming a school readiness provider, you may e-mail staff here: Reimbursement@childcareconnectionsarasota.org
You should also review the SR Contract at this link http://www.floridaearlylearning.com/providers/provider_resources/provider_contract.aspx to get a better idea of the state mandated requirements for School Readiness Providers. Please note that a completed contract is not accepted without prior approval.