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Visit the VPK page here for VPK Provider Listings

Child Care Resource & Referral for Parents

The Child Care Resource and Referral Program is a free service that provides assistance to families in finding quality and affordable child care programs along with information about community resources to meet their individual needs. 

For child care listings and/or resources in Santa Rosa County, please call 850-983-5313 or CLICK HERE for an on-line referral form. Our hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to      5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

If you need assistance outside our hours of operation, please contact 211. 
Child Care Resource & Referral for Providers

Staff are available to provide information about School Readiness and Voluntary Pre-kindergarten services to early care and education programs in Santa Rosa County, including information for providers interested in becoming contracted with the Coalition. The Coalition also offers guidance regarding enhancements for child care programs to ensure that children are involved in high-quality early learning experiences necessary for success in school and in life.

For more information, please call 850-983-5313. 

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COVID-19 UPDATE FOR CLIENTS AND PROVIDERS (3.22.2022)

As Covid cases continue to decline in our area, our plans are to reopen our offices to the public no later than June 1, 2022. Please check back for updates on this page.

Clients: You may access the School Readiness and Voluntary Pre-K eligibility portal as well as Child Care Resource & Referral Services through links on our website. If you prefer, staff are still available and happy to assist you in accessing these and other services by telephone. Please continue to call 850-983-5313 for assistance. 

Providers: Please continue to contact Early Learning Staff for assistance or concerns you may have. 

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MISSION: 

The Early Learning Coalition of Santa Rosa County provides a seamless system of care in which children receive the high quality school readiness services necessary for optimal cognitive, emotional, social and physical development, with the necessary linkage to screening and assessments, health care, and support for parents.