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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. 

*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.

Are you looking for a position in an early education center? Check out the child care provider job board here! 

CLICK HERE for a glimpse of how your baby's brain develops

Important News and Information Regarding Single Source Contract to Provide Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) Training and Resources

The Early Learning Coalition of Santa Rosa County (ELCSRC) Board of Directors will be convening to discuss the Notice of Intended Decision to enter into a Single Source Contract to provide Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) Training and Resources to Santa Rosa County child care directors and teachers. For more information, please CLICK HERE. (Published 1-23-2023)

The ELCSRC intends to enter into a single sole source contract for the purchase of the following commodities: Early learning director and teacher trainings and resource supports for CLASS. To review the Description of Intended Single Source Purchase, please CLICK HERE. (Published 1-23-2023)

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Our 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.

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