Parent & Community Services
Child Care Resource and Referral: Assisting You in Your Search for Quality Child Care
Come to Us for Answers
Will the child care you choose have a positive impact on the development of your child? Will it help your child find success in school and in life? How can you evaluate a program to know for sure?
The Early Learning Coalition of North Florida contracts with ECS to provide various child care and early learning services in Clay, Nassau, Baker & Bradford counties as well as in Putnam and St. John’s counties.
We help our families find child care that is easily accessible, educational, safe, and affordable through Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) – a free service offered to you by the Office of Early Learning. Services are available by phone, in person, or via website. Services are provided for families who speak a language other than English, and Florida Relay TDD is also available. Contact us by phone or click here for our online referral form. Please click here to see consumer education materials available for download. These materials are essential in helping you to choose a quality child care program.
We’re on Your Side
CCR&R is dedicated to helping you locate a provider that meets your needs. You can rest assured that you will be provided the most up-to-date, accurate information about child care available.
Call us today to talk with one of our experienced child care professionals. At ECS, we customize child care/early learning listings according to your needs. Options are based on your preferences for location, type of program, services needed, and price range. Our child care/ early learning listings are not to be taken as recommendations, but we’ll give you the quality indicators that will help you determine how to make an informed choice that’s right for your family.
We will also provide you with financial options, including subsidies, and information on tax credits for working families with children in care programs.
What do you need to know about childcare licensing regulations?
What type of childcare program fits your needs?
How do you know you have chosen a high quality program? Use this Quality Checklist to help you determine which provider is right for you.
To learn more about the statewide CCR&R Network, click here.
To speak with a CCR&R Counselor, call us today!
Toll free 1-800-238-3463
All ECS Offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 except for legal holidays.
Administrative Office: 770-2565 Fax: (904) 726-1516
Baker County: 904-259-4225
Clay County: 904-213-3939
Nassau County: 904-432-0009 ext. 2626
Bradford County: 904-964-1543
Putnam County: 386-385-3450
St. Johns County: 904-770-2565