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School Readiness

School Readiness for families is an early learning program that helps working-families with childcare while preparing their children for school.

Choosing a childcare provider or an early education program for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. We understand how important it is to you and your family that you have the information you need to make an informed decision.

The School Readiness Program is available through various participating childcare providers. Eligibility is based on total family income and parents must be working or going to school. The program serves children from 6 weeks through12 years of age. Copayments are assessed based on a sliding fee scale. Hours of childcare are determined by the care givers work/school schedule.

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How to apply for School Readiness

Are you ready to select a School Readiness Provider in your area?

This is a list of School Readiness Providers that have a signed agreement with the Early Learning Coalition of Polk County. For more information on choosing a Child Care Provider please call 863-577-2450.

For more listings visit the Department of Children & Families

Search for providers, view provider inspection reports, get Gold Seal information, learn about training requirements, opening a childcare facility, and report abuse.

Hot Line call 1-800-96-ABUSE

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Fraud Hot Line call 1-877-ELCPOLK (352-7655)

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