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Introducing Child Care WAGE$® FLORIDA

The Child Care WAGE$® FLORIDA Project is designed to provide young children with more stable relationships with teachers (a key component of quality) by rewarding teacher education and continuity of care. This program provides education-based salary supplements to early childhood teachers working with children ages birth to five.

WAGE$ aims to improve child care quality by reducing turnover and encouraging the continued education of early childhood teachers (including center staff and family child care providers).

Are You Eligible?

To be eligible for at least one six-month supplement payment during the fiscal year, applicants must meet the following statewide criteria (additional county requirements may apply):

How to Apply

Please visit the Child Care WAGE$® FLORIDA Project website at for additional program information or click on the following link to download the most current application.

WAGE$ Links

For information about participating Florida counties, frequently asked questions, and applications, go to the Child Care WAGE$® FLORIDA official website. The Children's Forum is the licensee of the Child Care WAGE$® FLORIDA Project.

Quality Counts Career Center

7925 NW 12 Street, Suite 106 · Doral, FL 33126
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