About School Readiness Providers

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To participate in the School Readiness (SR) program, a provider must meet each of the following requirements:

  • Must complete the provider eligibility process and have an executed SR Contract with the Coalition
  • Be legally operating (current/valid, child care license, registration, exemption, etc.)
  • Use appropriate sign-in/out procedure to document attendance for all SR funded children
  • Use of approved developmental appropriate curriculum with a character development program that aligns with Florida’s Early Learning and Developmental Standards
  • Comply with the process for child screening and child assessment as outlined by the Coalition
  • Must agree to receive payment for services via direct deposit

Child care partners are a key component to the successful implementation of this valuable program. Each provider wishing to offer SR services must attend a New Provider Orientation, submit the required paperwork to the Coalition or its designee, and receive an onsite visit to ensure compliance with legislative requirements.

Once a provider is determined eligible and a School Readiness Health and Safety Inspection has been completed by the Department of Children and Families (DCF), with no violations, then the SR contract will be signed and executed between the provider and the Coalition.

**Note: A Health and Safety Checklist Inspection will be conducted once per year by DCF as per the new Rule 6M-4.620 Health and Safety Checklists and Inspections.

OEL – SR 20L Provider License Responsibilities

OEL – SR 20 License Exempt Responsibilities

OEL – SR 20FFN Informal Provider Responsibilities

OEL – SR 20 Statewide Provider Contract

OEL – SR 20A Amendment to Statewide Provider Contract

SR Provider Handbook

NEW Health & Safety Handbooks for SR Providers from OEL: (effective 1/1/2017)

Facilities Health & Safety Handbook

Public & NonPublic Health & Safety Handbook

FCCH-Informals Health & Safety Handbook

For more information about the Health and Safety Handbooks and checklists click here.

If you are interested in applying to become a SR provider, please contact Lee Mendez-Feliz, with Community Coordinated Care for Children (4C), by phone at 321-219-6007 or email LMendez@4cflorida.org.