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Child Care Resource and Referral: Assisting You in Your Search for Quality Child Care

Come to Us for Answers

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 Division 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 at  1-800-238-3463 Ext 7055 or for our online child care provider and information form click button below.

Child Care Provider Listing Request Form

All families receiving Child Care Resource and Referral services will be contacted to complete a voluntary survey to gauge your customer service experience with our office. All responses are anonymous and confidential and will not affect your services.

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?

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.

For Immediate Assistance outside of our normal business hours you may also contact United Way by dialing 211 or visit

Administrative Office: 904-726-1500 Fax: (904) 726-1522
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

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We’re on Your Side

Our CCR&R staff 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.

There are no charges/fees associated with a provider listing in the Child Care Resource & Referral Database or for referrals to your program. If you are asked to provide a payment for a referral or for listing in the CCR&R Database, please call DEL at 1-866-357-3239. The information reported about a provider’s program is objective program information that is based on standards that are attainable for providers based on their type of care.

We will also provide you with financial options, including subsidies, and information on tax credits for working families with children in care programs.

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How do you know you have chosen a high quality program?

Use these Quality Checklists to help you determine which provider is right for you. Quality Checklist for Child Care Centers and Preschools and Quality Checklist for Family Child Care Homes

To learn more about the statewide CCR&R Network, click here.

Click the Care Connect+ logo  or to visit their website for additional information regarding assistance with health/mental health/community resources.


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. Johns counties.

ELC of North Florida:

Main Office:
Address: 2450 Old Moultrie Road, Ste. 103, St. Augustine, FL  32086
Phone: 904-342-2267
Fax: 904-342-2268
Office Manager Email:

 Satellite Office:
Address: 3841 Reid Street, Palatka, FL  32177
Phone: 386-328-6232

Important Message: The Division of Early Learning (DEL) will be sending out satisfaction surveys periodically to families and child care providers that we, the Early Learning Coalition of North Florida (ELCNF) and Episcopal Children’s Services (ECS) serve. We encourage you to complete these surveys as DEL is our primary funder for our School Readiness, VPK, and Child Care Resource and Referral programs. By completing these surveys, you will have the opportunity to not only rate our services, but also share how these services have impacted your family and/or program. The ELC of North Florida and ECS would like to THANK YOU in advance for your assistance with completing these surveys!