PREKINDERGARTEN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2023-2024
The City of Miami Beach has approved a Prekindergarten Scholarship Program for the 2023-24 school year. The CITY will provide a scholarship, in an amount of up to $3,000.00 per school year, to cover up to an additional 450 instructional hours representing up to 2.5 hours per day for 180 days, payable, on a reimbursable basis. Program instructional hours may only be applied toward programming occurring during the regular school hours for PreK Scholarship Program.
Applications were accepted between October 13, 2022 through November 28, 2022. The lottery was held on December 1, 2022. The family application reopened for the 2023-24 school year on January 4, 2023 to provide access to remaining scholarship funds to community members first come first serve until all scholarship funds were assigned.
As of January 27, 2023 all PreK scholarship funds for 2023-24 school year have been allocated. To be placed on a waitlist, please submit an application. We will contact the primary parent/guardian if a scholarship becomes available.
All PreK scholarship funds for 2023-24 school year have been allocated. To be placed on a waitlist, please submit an application.
Program funding is limited, not all persons on the lottery waitlist will be contacted. Staff will contact applicants in the order of selection by a computerized lottery process which will establish a numerical order of service until all funds are exhausted. Results from the lottery will be posted on the City’s website including the family name, confirmation number, and lottery number.
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PREK PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY
WHO is eligible for the PreK stipend:
Families who live in the City of Miami Beach and who have a child (ren) who is 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2023 or has a birthday that falls between February 2, 2018 to September 1, 2019. One Parent/Guardian must be a resident of the City of Miami Beach upon submission of the application and throughout the 2023-2024 school year.
Program funding is limited, not all persons on the lottery waitlist will be contacted. Staff will contact applicants in the order of selection by a computerized lottery process which will establish a numerical order of service until all funds are exhausted. Results from the lottery will be posted on the City’s website including my family name, confirmation number, and lottery number.
Proof of City of Miami Beach Residency – At least one (1) document from the list of primary source documents and one (1) document from the list of secondary sources of documents, listed below, shall be required:
Primary Sources of Proof of Residency (At least 1):
- Valid Photo ID issued by local state (Driver’s license)
- Valid Photo ID issued by federal agency (Passport)
Secondary Sources of Proof of Residency: (One (1) of the following monthly bill/statement with the resident's name and address that has been mailed within the last 30 days):
- Utility bill (FPL, phone, gas, cable)
- Cell phone bill
- Bank statement
- Credit card statement
- Vehicle insurance bill
- Mortgage statement
- Property tax statement (last one received)
- Voter registration
Note: Internet/Electronic bills are not acceptable proof of domicile.
Proof of Child's Age – At least one (1) of the following documents will be required:
- an original or certified copy of the child’s birth record filed according to law with the appropriate public officer;
- an original or certified copy of the child’s certificate of baptism or other religious record of the child’s birth, accompanied by a notarized affidavit stating that the certificate is true and correct, sworn to or affirmed by the child’s parent;
- an insurance policy on the child’s life which has been in force for at least two years;
- a passport or certificate of the child’s arrival in the United States;
- an immunization record signed by a public health officer or licensed practicing physician; or
- a valid military dependent identification card or a federal or state government issued identification card.
Who is Eligible to be a PreK Provider?
To be eligible to deliver the CMB PreK Program services, Provider must be a traditional public school; or one of the following private PK Education Program providers: (1) a child care facility, licensed under Section 402.305, Florida Statutes; a family day care home licensed under Section 402.313, Florida Statutes; a licensed large family child care licensed under Section 402.313, Florida Statutes, a non-public school exempt from licensure under Section 402.3025(2); or a faith-based child care provider exempt from licensure under Section 402.316, Florida Statutes.
The CITY is responsible for determining eligibility of Provider to participate in the CMB Program. The CITY will provide confirmation of eligibility via e-mail from the CITY’s Chief Learning Officer.
The CITY will provide a stipend to cover up to an additional 450 instructional hours. The Program Instructional Hours may not serve to supplant, or duplicate funding provided by Third Party Funders which is received by the participants. The Program Instructional Hours may serve to provide additional PreK Education Program hours, beyond those funded through Third Party Funders, or may serve as stand-alone stipend.
Payment Rate. Provider will be entitled to receive payment for eligible Program Instructional Hours of service provided during the Term, to be paid at Provider’s regular rate or $6.66 per hour, whichever is less, for up to 2.5 hours per day for 180 days, not to exceed $3,000 per applicable school year per participant child beginning in the 2023-24 school year. Any discounts based on income or other Provider offerings available to the eligible participant will decrease the amount due from the CITY, as applicable.