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. The program also provides assistance to children who are deemed at risk of abuse and neglect. A family may also receive funding by participating in a workforce development program.
Services vary based on individual need and range from extended day to extended year and school age care in some instances.
The program considers 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.
Do you need help paying for the cost of child care? Click on the Online School Readiness Application button below to start your application process