Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) is a FREE community service that offers information and referral services to all families that are looking to find care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, before and after care for school-age children and summer camp information in Pinellas County. The Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. partners with 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares to facilitate the CCR&R program in Pinellas County.

CCR&R assists families in finding early education programs that best meet their needs. State certified staff at 2-1-1 will answer questions about choosing the best early learning programs and provide parents with a list of referrals that is customized to their specific preferences. Some of these specifications include the age of the child, location preference for care, type of care such as Centers, Family Child Care Homes, or School Age Care, also whether the site has a pool, non-smoking conditions, pets, program and curriculum desires, etc.

Families will receive information about child development and developmentally appropriate practices. In addition, parents will receive referrals and information about other services available in the community.

How to Request a CCR&R Listing

Parents may request a customized, unbiased computer generated list of early care and education options specific to their child’s needs by contacting the CCR&R program at 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares:

Call 2-1-1 or request online a list of child care providers.

If you call 2-1-1, the interview process takes approximately 20 minutes after which a customized list made specifically for that parent and child can be emailed, mailed, or faxed. During the interview the parent has the opportunity to ask specific questions regarding early care and education options, the scholarship child care application process and how to access other financial assistance for child care needs.

How to Request Subsidized Child Care

Call 727-400-4411 for an appointment with the Early Learning Coalition about Subsidized (helping paying for) Child Care.

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