Need Help With the Cost of Child Care?

Do you need help with the cost of child care?  Click on the link below to complete a School Readiness application.  The school Readiness financial assistance program helps eligible families with the cost of child care.  If you have any challenges using the Family Portal, please contact Child Care Resource & Referral at 321-637-1800 ext. 8573 and a CCR&R Specialist can assist you with questions and other resources your family may need.  We look forward to serving you in a more efficient and family-friendly way!​

School Readiness child care funding is available to eligible families to assist them in obtaining affordable, high quality child care.


General Eligibility Requirements

  • Parent(s) or guardian(s) must be working or participating in an educational activity at least 20 hours per week
  • Gross income must be at or below 150% of the federal poverty level  for family size
    • Click here for more information regarding federal poverty level
  • Families must pay a co-payment for child care based on income and family size. There may also be additional fees billable by the child care provider chosen
  • Preliminary documentation is required before application will be validated
    • Income verification form (new job or paid by cash)
    • Pay stubs (last 4 weekly pay stubs, last 2 pay stubs if paid bi-weekly or semi-monthly, or last pay stub if paid monthly)
    • Self employment documentation (most recent tax return or YTD  business records with invoices and receipts for expenses)
    • Education documentation (enrollment verification and schedule or ELC education/training form)
    • Social security disability documentation statement from physician and SS award letter

There are multiple ways you may be eligible to receive financial assistance with quality child care. Please contact us at 321-637-1800 ext. 8573 for additional services.