School Readiness

Florida’s School Readiness Program offers financial assistance to low-income families for early education and care so their young children can do well in school in the future and the families can become financially self-sufficient.

School Readiness | Florida Office of Early Learning


VPK is a free educational program that helps your child be ready for kindergarten. VPK helps build a strong foundation for school using educational materials appropriate for different stages in your child’s development.

VPK | Florida Office of Early Learning


AAA Scholarship Foundation, a private non-profit organization, is an approved Florida Scholarship Funding Organization (SFO). AAA awards annual scholarships to eligible students entering eligible grade levels from eligible households to help them attend an eligible private school of their choice or assist with transportation costs to attend a public school outside the district. The scholarships for private schools are for tuition and fees.

AAA Scholarship Foundation

FTC (Florida Tax Credit)

The Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship Program was established in 2001 to encourage private, voluntary contributions from corporate donors to non-profit scholarship funding organizations (SFOs) that award scholarships to children from low-income families.

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship


The John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program allows parents of students with disabilities to choose the best academic environment for their children. This program provides eligible students the opportunity to attend a participating private school or transfer to another public school. Eligible students include students who have been issued an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Accommodation Plan that is effective for more than 6 months.

McKay Scholarship


The Gardiner Scholarship Program provides eligible students with disabilities a scholarship that can be used to purchase approved services or products in order to design a customized educational program for the student. Scholarships can be used for specialized services such as speech or occupational therapy, instructional materials, tuition at an eligible private school, contributions to a college prepaid account, and more.


Family Empowerment Scholarships (FES)

Family Empowerment Scholarships are publicly funded scholarships to help lower and middle-income families send their children to a school that best fits the child. The qualifying student must be entering Kindergarten or have attended a public school the previous year or have recently been in foster or out of home care. To apply visit:

FES | Family Empowerment Scholarships