School Readiness Information - Early Learning Coalition of Duval
Get Information About the School Readiness Program

Get Information About the School Readiness (SR) Program

The School Readiness (SR) Program provides financial assistance to eligible families for early education and child care so they can become financially self-sufficient and their young children can be successful in school in the future. Services vary based on individual needs and range from full-time child care to before and after school care.

Early learning providers must be licensed, accredited, or licensed exempt from the approved agencies to enter into an SR contract. To learn how to become a child care provider, please visit the Department of Children and Families.

Become a School Readiness (SR) Provider

  • Contact Providers Services at or 904-208-2044, ext. 511, to register for a new SR Provider Orientation. Click here for a list of upcoming SR and VPK Provider Orientation dates and times.
  • If you do not have an existing provider account, go to the Provider Portal and create a Provider Profile.
  • If you already have a provider account, complete and submit a Provider Profile. Once it’s approved by the ELC of Duval, you may complete a SR contract.
  • Click here to watch a Division of Early Learning video about becoming a legally operating child care provider.

What is the Provider Portal?

The Provider Portal is a single statewide information system used by early learning coalitions and providers across Florida. Providers can access their account 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can make updates to the following:

  • Provider Profile
  • School Readiness and VPK contracts
  • Attendance rosters
  • ASQ information
  • Document maintenance (license, background screening, credentials, etc.)

Program Assessments/CLASS

Eligible providers will participate in Program Assessments/CLASS. For more information about Program Assessments/CLASS, click here.

ASQ Screenings

As part of the SR contract, every child enrolled in School Readiness must be screened using the Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). For more information about ASQ screenings, click here.

I need help with the SR contract or provider profile

StaffCenterContact Information
Kendra Dotson
1st –
904-208-2044, ext. 219
Yashika Lundy
Ci –
904-208-2044, ext. 511
Jalise Young-Simpkins
904-208-2044, ext. 514
Wendy Vogel
Kn –
904-208-2044, ext. 280
Sylvia Schmucker
Ro –
904-208-2044, ext. 228
Laurie De La Cruz
DCPS and
904-208-2044, ext. 231

School Readiness Resources and Tutorials

Provider Portal User GuideClick Here
Rilya Wilson ActClick Here
Register for a New Provider AccountClick Here
E-Verify Tutorial VideoWatch Video
E-Verify ResourcesClick Here
SR Health and Safety StandardsClick Here
Tips for Making Your Child Care Business SuccessfulWatch Video
Tips for Marketing Your Child Care BusinessWatch Video

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