These grants will provide childcare providers funding to purchase startup materials for new infants
(birth to twelve months), and/or one-year-old (12-23 months) classrooms to increase capacity.
These grant amounts will vary up to $10,000. 

Eligible providers must have the following to apply

  • Have an active SR Agreement with the ELC 
  • Have a licensable space available to open an infant room or increase the number of infants in care (birth-23 months). This space will need to be approved by the Pinellas County Child Care Licensing Program.  
  • Be licensed for infants by Pinellas County Child Care Licensing Program, which includes the Director’s Orientation for Infant Care 

Next Steps  

Complete the application here: 
The application window is February 5th -16th, 2024. If you have any questions you may contact Zoe Turner at  


2536 Countryside Blvd Suite 500, Clearwater, FL 33763

Hours of Operation: M-F, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Annual Report

Annual Report

Processes and Procedures

A. Placements

I. General: 

  1. Appointment Phone Script and Process
  2. BG1-11 Outreach and Enrollment Process
  3. Placement 30-30 Plan
  4. Browsing
  5. Keying Placements
  6. Sib-Adds
  7. Interview Flow
  8. Terms and Conditions in the Family Portal Account

II. Waitlist:

III. CCAA Process:

B. Enrollments


I. Processing Redeterminations: 

II. Rejections for Redeterminations:

III. Other/General Redetermination Information:

D. Reestablishment Periods/Reviews

E. Transfers

F. Suspended Enrollments

G. Coalition Transfers

H. Social Security

I. SR Plus-Local Funding