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School Readiness Program

Do you need help paying for childcare in Flagler or Volusia County?

Benefits of School Readiness

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

Who Qualifies?

Qualifying families will have a child who needs care, birth to thirteen 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

*For a family of 3, 2x the federal poverty level is $42,660 per year. If you make more than 1.5x the federal poverty level, please contact us before applying.

(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.

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.