Legislative & Rule Changes (School Readiness)


The Florida legislature recently passed House Bill 1091 that requires School Readiness providers to have a Program Assessment using the CLASS® tool to contract with the Early Learning Coalition for 2019-2020. This includes existing providers who are renewing their contracts, as well as, new providers.

To receive a Program Assessment, providers are required to register all instructors and classrooms into the Florida Office of Early Learning (OEL) School Readiness Program Assessment system. Providers who do not complete the registration process will not be eligible to enter into a School Readiness contract or participate in the School Readiness program for 2019-2020.


All providers need to register.

Please visit https://earlylearningpfp.fldoe.org in order to complete the registration process.

OEL Provider ID number (EFS ID) and Department of Children and Families' License or License Exempt number is needed to register.

If you need help with the registration process, please contact the Assessment Manager, Vittoria DeCaria-Chirighin at (561) 846-0822 or email vittoria.chirighin@elcpalmbeach.org.

This excludes CURRENT Performance Funding Project (PFP) Participants.







Old Requirements
(prior to July 1, 2018)
New Requirements
(effective July 1, 2018)
School Readiness Provider Participation

Health and Safety Inspection only

  • Required of all licensed and license-exempt providers.
  • Inspections completed by DCF or the local licensing authority.

Health and Safety Inspection and Program Assessment

  • Program assessment required for providers serving children birth to kindergarten entry.
  • Other exemptions apply.
Program Assessment or Quality Measure
Optional, providers may receive a program assessment in local quality initiative such as:
  • Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS)
  • Early Learning Performance Funding Project

CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) Observation and Score

  • Minimum quality thresholds must be met to be eligible for a School Readiness contract.
  • CLASS score determines differential payment level.
  • Provider may be placed on a Quality Improvement Plan if minimum quality scores are not achieved.
Quality Improvement Opportunities
  • Initiatives offered by early learning coalitions.
  • Early Learning Performance Funding Project participants select quality improvement strategies based on assigned participation tier.

Required for providers with a Quality Improvement Plan

  • Beginning in the 2019-2020 contract year.
  • Optional for all other providers.
Child Assessment

Voluntary to qualify for a payment differential







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