Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) is a confidential information and referral service that provides resources to educate families on selecting quality child care and community resources to meet each family’s needs. Choosing the right early learning program is one of the most important decisions a parent will ever make.
CCR&R services help families make an informed choice through services including child care provider listings, consumer education, and referrals to local social service organizations in the community such as food, housing, clothing, and medical care. The Coalition offers information about state funded early learning programs such as, but not limited to School Readiness, Voluntary Prekindergarten, Head Start, and Early Head Start.
CCR&R maintains a database of all legally operating providers in Seminole County including licensed, licensed exempt; faith based and registered family child care homes. Families can request a customized unbiased computer generated list of child care programs meeting their specific needs. The provider listing is based on the family needs and matches those with the provider’s services. The search details can include location, care-schedule, curriculum offered, the program’s environment and other services offered by the provider.
CCR&R also assists potential providers with information on startup and supporting child care providers, while promoting quality, availability and affordability of existing services in the community.
Families can request a child care provider listing and community resources by completing the Provider listing and Community Services Request Form, calling our CCR&R parent line at 407-960-2468, or visiting our office. CCR&R requests are processed within two business days and can be provided by email, mail, or made available for pick up at the Coalition office. CCR&R is available from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, with the exception of legal holidays. The resources below can help you when choosing a child care provider. If you are a family or provider calling with an immediate need, you may contact United Way 211 Helpline for assistance with community resources outside the coalitions normal business hours and holiday closures.
CCR&R is part of the statewide CCR&R Network funded by the Florida Office of Early Learning. Parents can search for child care providers and get inspection reports and licensing history records statewide with the Florida Department of Children and Families database.
We can also help with child care and related services for children with special needs through our Inclusion Warm Line. The Warm-Line helps families and providers with concerns about growth and development, behavior, classroom strategies and referrals to other agencies. Requests can be submitted on line or by calling our Warm-Line at 407-960-2481. Our Child Development Specialist will contact you to discuss your concerns and determine next steps.
CCR&R is a free service for families and providers offered without regard to age, level of income or individual circumstances. CCR&R makes referrals only, not recommendations. We do not warrant the information provided. We do not license, endorse or recommend any particular provider, nor can we assure a program gives quality child care.
The Standards are an integral part of Florida’s quality early learning system. These Standards describe an age-appropriate understanding to the way young children think, create, and engage in the early learning process. They aid in creating a common vision for children in the State of Florida. The online format allows users easy access to this important information anytime. You may search by age or domain or both. Find useful tips for the classroom and home. Print the Standards for customized classroom use.
Visit http://flbt5.floridaearlylearning.com/ for more details.
As a parent, no decision you make will be more important, or more difficult, than choosing a child care situation that best meets your family’s needs. We are committed to helping parents find answers to their questions regarding how to locate quality childcare and other early care and education concerns.
Begin by visiting several child care homes and centers. Click on these attachments to learn about what to look for in quality child care: