The goal of the School Readiness Program is to increase accessibility to high quality early education and care programs so that children in low income families can have the best early learning opportunities.


In general, there are three specific eligibility requirements:

  • Parent(s) or guardian(s) must be working or participating in an educational activity at least 20 hours per week.
  • Gross income must be at or below 150% of the federal poverty for family size.  Click Here to view the current federal income guidelines.
  • Families must pay a co-payment for child care, based on income and family size. There may also be additional fees billable by the child care provider.

There are multiple pathways into childcare assistance. Please contact us today to find out what  funding seat you may qualify for based on your current circumstances.

it is very important that you have selected a child care provider and that you gather all necessary documents needed for a successful interview. 


Dear parent/guardian,

Step Up For Students is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from new families for the Florida Tax Credit (FTC) scholarship for the 2016-17 school year. If you wish to apply, please click on the link below to create an account and start your online application.


All applicants must have an active email address to create an online application. If you do not have an active email address, please create one prior to starting the application. If you have created an account in the past, please use that same account to apply for the 2016-17 school year.

There is no fee to apply for the Florida Tax Credit (FTC) scholarship and we only accept online applications.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the application process, please feel free to reach out via email at or via phone at 877-735-7837. Our contact center is open Monday throughFriday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with an hour closure from 11 am to Noon. Please be sure to select the Florida Tax Credit (FTC) scholarship prompt when dialing.


Your friends at Step Up For Students


AAA Scholarship Foundation is dedicated to being the preeminent Tax Credit Scholarship administrators in the nation. Our dynamic team has the combined experience unequaled in any other Tax Credit Scholarship organization. Our extensive history of creating the highest level of accountability benchmarks has led to programs that take the corporate community’s requirement for efficiency and accountability seriously while we are still be able to provide our donors with ease of participating.