School Readiness

Both our Milton and Gulf Breeze offices will be closed to the public effective at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020, until further notice. This includes the computer room.  Our staff are still available to assist you in accessing services and for Child Care Resource and Referral by telephone. Please continue to call 850-983-5313 for assistance.

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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.

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. - 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Child Care Resource & Referral for Providers
The Early Learning Coalition staff are available to provide early care and education programs in Santa Rosa County with information about the School Readiness and Voluntary Pre-kindergarten programs, including opportunities to become a contracted provider with the Coalition. In addition, the Coalition offers guidance regarding ways to enhance 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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