Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast


School Readiness Provider Info

Eligibility Requirements

If you are currently a child care provider and licensed or registered through the Department of Children and Families, you may be eligible to become a part of our School Readiness Provider Network. For more information please contact us at 850-833-3627 ext. 0 or email us at Compliance@ELC-EC.org for contract requirements.

*If you are not currently a child care provider, contact the Department of Children and Families to determine what steps are necessary to become a child care provider.


Benefits of Becoming a School Readiness Provider

  • School Readiness providers receive an Early Education Specialist who is available to provide support and assistance, free of charge.
  • Access opportunities for classroom materials.
  • Most of the cost of care is paid by the coalition. Providers know they will be paid for school readiness children.
  • Professional development is offered free of charge.