Dear Parents, 


Any Parent that works in a Hospital (any position) or First Responder is eligible for free childcare for 90 days.  


Here is how eligibility for the program works:

  • Child care for 90 days

  • No income requirement

  • Children must be under 13 years of age

  • Children are United States citizens or legal residents

  • At least one parent is a first responder or healthcare worker

  • The Child Care Application & Authorization form must be approved by the employer and the Early Learning Coalition

  • Attendance at a participating Early Learning Coalition child care provider

  • Florida resident


Families can obtain an application from or by email at

Completed applications should be returned to


Parents who need assistance locating an open program near their job or home should contact ELC's Child Care Resource and Referral unit at 305-646-7220.

The unit is open five days per week from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 



Meni-ninho Meni-ninha Schools will be open for service effective May 4th 2020.