Dear School Readiness and VPK Providers,
We wanted to provide you with an update on reimbursements for the July and August service periods for both School Readiness (SR) and VPK providers along with information on new grant opportunities to support your centers/programs.
This continues our efforts to help financially support your day-to-day operations, including paying teachers’ wages or incentives to retain your work force.
SR Providers Open in July and August
For the July and August Service Periods,
SR Providers will continue to be reimbursed based on enrollment rather than attendance even if you have intermittent closures due to COVID-19.
For July and August, no parent copayments should be collected.
SR providers will also continue to be eligible for the bonus for serving first responders until they have reached the maximum amount of $12,000. We are phasing out this program July 31 which means no new referrals will be accepted. However, families currently served under this program can continue to have their current referrals renewed by their employer.
More information about that program is here.
Summer and School-Year VPK Providers Open in July and August
Summer VPK Providers
will continue to be reimbursed for the July Service Period based on enrollment rather than attendance even if you have intermittent closures due to COVID-19.
School-Year VPK Providers
will be reimbursed for the August Service Period based on enrollment even if you have intermittent closures due to