Help My Family Financially

vertical_bar Child Care Financial Assistance:

School Readiness Child Care Financial Assistance allows eligible families to offset the expense of child care by paying a reduced parent fee. Assistance is available to families who:

vertical_bar Apply for the Wait List:

  1. Families need to apply through the Family Portal
  2. Once you apply, your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted by a staff member by email. If you are potentially eligible, you will be placed on the Wait List until enrollment takes place, depending on the availability of funding.
  3. Once funding for School Readiness becomes available, ELC of Duval will send a funding notification to the family via email.

Please call ELC monthly to verify your information and check your status on the wait list. If you move, be sure to update your address. For any questions, contact Child & Family Resources at 904-208-2044 x1 or via email at


vertical_bar Steps to Apply and Receive Assistance:

Click HERE to view the steps required to apply and receive child care assistance.



vertical_bar Helpful Resources for Parents and Families:

Financial stress can affect your child's ability to learn and be prepared for school. Sometimes, it is hard to make ends meet. Here are some resources to help you and your family. Whether you want to learn how to budget, start a savings account, or see what other assistance is available, this information can help you start your journey to becoming financially stable.

Children’s Clothing Closet  Community Resource Guide  United Way 211 Get Connected
 *Debt Payoff Calculator  *Florida Kid Care Insurance  *Enroll in
 *Florida Prepaid College Plans  *Catholic Charities  *Food Assistance Programs
 *Budgeting and Financial Support  *Home Energy Assistance  *Duval County Head Start

*These are third-party websites for research only. ELC of Duval does not endorse these specific parties, advice, or information. Please consult a professional financial planner. 

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