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:
- Parents or guardians that receive cash assistance for the family or for the relative children
- Children under Protective Services or in foster care – regardless of income
- Families receiving assistance through Adopt-A-Family, AVDA, BoysTown, CareerSource, Catholic Charities, Center for Child Counseling, Center for Family Services, ChildNet, 4KIDS, Camelot Community Care, Cayuga Centers, Henderson Behavioral Health, Children’s Home Society, National Youth Advocate Program, Place of Hope, Pinnacle Family Services, Lake Worth West Resident Planning Group, Pathways To Prosperity, CWS, Coalition for Independent Living Options, Community Partners, Easter Seals Florida, Families First, Family Promise, Farmworker Coordinating Council, Florida Health, HomeSafe, Legal Aid Society, School District of Palm Beach County, The Arc, Homeless Coalition Palm Beach County, Guatemalan Maya Center, Florida Aspira, The Lord’s Place, Youth Co-Op, and/or YWCA.
- Children living in a low-income family where parent/guardian work or attend school at least 20 hours per week.
See income table below:
|Maximum Allowable Family Income for
School Readiness Funding in Palm Beach County
|# of Persons in Family
||Maximum Annual Income
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.