School Readiness Program

School Readiness child care funding is available to eligible families to assist them in obtaining affordable, high quality child care. Children are eligible from birth through 12 years of age.

If you and your family meet the eligibility criteria (click for full list of eligibility prioroties), you may qualify for child care funding either through a referring agency or by applying to our wait list:


See income table below:

Maximum Allowable Family Income for
School Readiness Funding in Palm Beach County
# of Persons in Family Maximum Annual Income
2 $24,030
3 $30,240
4 $36,450
5 $42,660
6 $48,870
7 $55,095
8 $61,335
9 $67,575
10 $72,815

If you are interested in applying for School Readiness child care funding as a low income family, please apply through our Family Portal and/or contact us at (561) 514-3300 to receive one-on-one assistance.

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Parents: (561) 514-3300

Providers/Administrative: (561) 214-8000
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Special Notice: If you require Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations to participate in any ELCPBC event or activity, please notify Christie Young, Single Point of Contact, by phone at 561-214-7424 or by email at within at least seven (7) days of the event.  Accommodations will be provided at no extra charge.