School Readiness Provider Contracts
For further details, please contact the Contract Manager team 305-359-5550.
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 the Provider Service Agreement Information Form below with a copy of your current Child Care License to their Contract Manager.
- Print a copy of the Provider Service Agreement Information Form
Recent changes to Florida Law regarding School Readiness Program Assessment:
House Bill 1091, which passed during the 2018 legislative session, requires that a Program Assessment is conducted on all providers seeking to contract for the School Readiness program for 2019-20. This includes existing providers who are renewing their contract, as well as new providers applying for the first time. In order to receive a Program Assessment, providers are required to register all of their instructors and classrooms into the Florida Office of Early Learning (OEL) Program Assessment system. Providers who do not complete the registration process will not be eligible to enter into a School Readiness contract or participate in the School Readiness program for 2019-20. All providers need to register immediately.
- Please visit https://earlylearningpfp.fldoe.org/Home/Welcome in order to complete the registration process.
- Providers will need their OEL Provider ID number and their Department of Children and Families' License or License Exempt number to register. OEL Provider ID numbers can be found here.
- School Readiness Program Assessment FAQ
Recent changes to Florida Law regarding insurance issues and provider responsibilities:
For more information go to http://www.floridaearlylearning.com/providers.aspx
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
To change banking information click here and follow instructions on the form
Ages and Stages-3 Assessments
The ASQ-3 can be accessed through the Provider Portal.