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School Readiness Provider Contracts

For further details, please contact the Contract Manager team 305-359-5550.

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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.

Recent changes to Florida Law regarding School Rediness 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 systemProviders 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.

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

SR Documents

Provider meeting -Eligibility Update 2019

Rate Schedule Miami-Dade and Monroe

2019 Sliding Fee Scale Miami-Dade

2019 Sliding Fee Scale Monroe

At-Risk Child Unexcused Absence Report

Transfer Request

Provider Update Form - CCR&R

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.

Licensing

School Readiness Funded Provider License Policy

School Readiness Child Safety Licensing Policy

DCF Licensing Violations