School Readiness Program (SR)

  • School Readiness helps children from birth to kindergarten age learn at a developmentally appropriate level thereby increasing their chances of future educational success and becoming productive members of society.
  • This program helps families become economically self-sufficient by providing financial assistance for child care so parents can work or participate in educational or training activities.
  • Parents earning low to moderate income may qualify for financial assistance to help pay a portion of the costs for early learning services for eligible children. SR focuses on children from working families whose income does not exceed 150% of the federal poverty level.
  • Parents pay a nominal weekly fee and care is subsidized through the federal Child Care Block Grant. The Coalition is required to match 6% of the block grant funds and raise approximately $300,000 locally per fiscal year.