School Readiness for Providers
Families with low incomes in Florida who are trying to work or get training to work may be eligible for school readiness help. The School Readiness Program offers financial assistance to low-income families for early child education and care so families can become financially self-sufficient and their young children can be successful in school in the future. Services vary based on individual need and range from extended day to extended year and school age care in some instances.
The program takes into account a child’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual development; involves parents as their child’s first teacher; prepares children to be ready for school; and gives parents information about child development and other topics of interest. School readiness programs provide developmental screenings for children and referrals to health and educational specialists, and work in cooperation with other programs for young children such as Head Start, Early Head Start and the VPK program.
If you are are interested in becoming a School Readiness contracted provider, please email us or call us today! Use the email button below, or call the Coalition at 850-747-5400 Extension 139.
School Readiness Forms and Information
2020/2021 Board Approved/Paid Holidays
Fourth of July – July 3, 2020
Labor Day – September 7, 2020
Veteran’s Day – November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving (day) – November 26, 2020
Christmas (day) – December 25, 2020
New Year’s Day – January 1, 2021
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 18, 2021
Memorial Day – May 31, 2021
Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS)
FLKRS is the screener administered to all public school kindergarten students within the first 30 days of the school year to gather information about a child’s overall development and address each student’s readiness for kindergarten. It is also used to calculate VPK Provider Kindergarten Readiness rates. Beginning with the 2017/2018 school year, the instrument used for FLKRS will be Star Early Literacy which will replace the FLKRS Work Sampling System (FLKRS-WSS). The Star Early Literacy assessment is an online, adaptive instrument that students complete independently in approximately 15-20 minutes.
To learn more, click on the button below to follow the link to the Florida Department of Education’s posted information and resources regarding FLKRS.
Need help with School Readiness contracting?
The Coalition will hold contracting ZOOM meetings for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Registration for those meetings will be posted at a later date. If you need more information about what is offered in a ZOOM meeting, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.