Childcare Funding for our First Responder & Health Care Worker Parents

Childcare Funding for our First Responder and Health Care Worker Parents

The Office of Early Learning is expanding access to the School Readiness program for first responders and health care workers. Employees in these two fields may now qualify for the School Readiness program, regardless of household income, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In order to refer an employee for this service, their employer’s Human Resource Department must complete a Child Care Application and Authorization (referral) Form and send it to us at the Coalition. This funding can be utilized at any approved School Readiness provider and your usual reimbursement rates will apply.

If you currently have a child at our center with at least one parent who is a first responder or health care worker, please reach out right away to ELC at for more information on this program.