Provider Resources

CARES Emergency Funding Assistance for Early Learning/Child Care Providers

If you are a child care provider in Marion County don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

 The Office of Early Learning, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Education, is directing Florida allocations from the CARES Act to contracted and non-contracted providers who need support to remain open or to re-open.

Applications being accepted until midnight Monday, July 20th, 2020!

ALL child care providers are able to apply to receive funds in the amount of $1,200 – $20,000 whether they are contracted with the Coalition or not.


Documents linked below include:

Grant Application – Non-Contracted Provider
Grant Application – SR.VPK Providers
Phase I and II Estimated Allocations
Phase I and II Funding Guidance


Contracted Providers – Complete your application and send it to Scott Stevenson at

*Non-Contracted Providers – Complete your application and send it to Mary Brewster at

*There are additional requirements for non-contracted providers; please call Mary Brewster at 352-369-2315 ext.236 for more details.

Don’t delay, apply today!! 

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?  Contact Scott Stevenson at or 352-369-2315 ext.238

School Readiness Provider Documents

Confidentiality in Child Care Statement 12.30.15
Provider Reclaim Form 7.1.16
SR Child Withdrawal Form

VPK Provider Documents

VPK Child Withdrawal
VPK Classroom Transfer form
VPK Substitute Instructor Information
VPK Extended Absence Form
VPK 03L Child attendance & parental choice long form
VPK 03S Child attendance & parental choice short form

What I Learned in VPK! Teacher’s Guide
What I Learned in VPK! Child Portfolio

Provider How To:  Quick Tip Sheets for Providers

Provider Portal (EFS MOD)
Provider Portal User Guide Updated V4.5.2 10/29/2020

Enrollments Tab
Provider How To – Accept – Reject Enrollment

Attendance Tab
Provider How To – Flip PT to FT School Age Children
Provider How To – Guide to Reimbursement Screen
Provider How To – Reimbursement Reports

Provider How To – User Account Info Update

Quality Performance System

Provider Meeting Notes

NEW! – May 2020 – Provider Bonus Information: Bonuses for Child Care Providers – First Responder Guidance 4-22-20 (003)

Provider Resource Links

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