The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County, Inc. (ELCPBC) maintains a collaborative partnership with the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County (CSC). Through this partnership, ELCPBC is able to layer funding to maximize services provided to the children and families within Palm Beach County. One of CSC’s goals is increased access to quality early care and education so children are ready for school, and access to quality afterschool and summer programs so children are safe, reading on grade level and avoid summer learning loss. The CSC Scholarship program, Early Head Start match funds, the Strong Minds Quality Child Care Network, and the Strong Minds' Technical Assistance/GOLD program have all been established as a result of this tremendous partnership.
To access a Children's Services Council (CSC) Scholarship, families must be directly referred to the Early Learning Coalition from a CSC Healthy Beginnings provider, from one of CSC's 10 BRIDGES sites, or from one of the other specific programs listed in the categories.
Local child care scholarships through the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County (CSC) are available to children based on the five different categories below:
Once approved for this assistance, families will receive a certificate that can be used at a child care site that participates in CSC's Strong Minds Network.
Families who are unsure of what child care assistance they may be eligible for should contact ELCPBC's Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Customer Resource team at 561.514.3300 for further guidance.
The CCR&R Customer Resource team also provides information for families paying privately for care.