There is money available to continue adding children to our waitlist to childcare facilities. Some of that money could be yours!

Funding is available for parents to choose from contracting providers where they would like to send their children. If you can provide that care, the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida needs you!

The primary funding source for the School Readiness program is the federal Child Care and Development Fund Block Grant (CCDBG).

They have put in place a list of School Readiness requirements. Please click here to read or download the Health and Safety Handbook for Facilities.

In addition to requirements to serve school readiness children, there are also benefits:

Email Brenda at to find out how you can become a contracted Coalition provider.