School Readiness Program

Do you need help paying for child care in Flagler or Volusia County? School Readiness (SR) offers financial assistance to low-income families for child care, after-school care, and school-age care. SR programs are designed to help prepare children for kindergarten and beyond, and help families keep working or continue their education.

Benefits of School Readiness

The School Readiness Program helps Flagler and Volusia County families pay for child care. The benefits of quality early child care are countless. Parents stay employed, children learn through play, and our community grows stronger. 

Happy and curious preschool children playing with early learning materials

Who Qualifies?

Qualifying families will have a child who needs care and is between the ages of birth – 13 years old. You will also meet income and employment requirements showing you have a need for our services.

My child is under 13 years old

I make less than 2x the federal poverty level

See chart below or check out the
Poverty Guidelines

I am employedⁱ at least 20 hours per week...

...or going to school at least half-time (6 credits per semester)

ⁱRetired families or families receiving disability income may qualify.

I live in Flagler or Volusia County*

*If you reside in another Florida county, find your local coalition.

Family Size

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If you make up to this income per year

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If you make over Apply Today but up to this income per year

Each additional family member+$7,710+$10,280


School Readiness Provider Map

Need help finding a child care provider in your area? Use our handy School Readiness Provider Map!

After Applying for Services

We recommend visiting School Readiness Providers to see which one is best for your child and your family. Every child’s needs are unique, just like our contracted providers.