We are committed to helping all families have access to quality early learning opportunities to ensure children enter kindergarten ready to succeed.
Are child care costs becoming a burden? School Readiness Scholarships may be able to help you. All-day options are available for families who are eligible.
Sign-up for Florida’s FREE VPK to ensure your child is ready for kindergarten and life. All-day options are available for families who are eligible.
We can help you find high-quality child care and
other resources in your area. Get your FREE listing today!
Thought about a career in the child care industry? Check out our Community Jobs page highlighting great opportunities throughout Pinellas County.
We offer programs and incentives to child care providers to help advance their professional goals and education while they work.
Join us for after lunch networking, strategy building and
in-service training with your peers. Open to all Directors!
What we invest in our community today can shape the lives of tomorrow. Your gift can create a bright future for a child.
A young child’s earliest experiences–at home, at school and in the community–set the stage for lifelong success. Through our School Readiness (SR), Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK), and Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) programs, we work to ensure that Pinellas County families are supported and their children have access to the resources needed to be ready to enter kindergarten and thrive.
Child care providers work with young children every day to provide early learning opportunities. Our staff elevates and supports early care educators with resources, services, programs offered the Professional Development Institute, and contract support.
Professional Development Institute
ELC In The Community
ADMINISTRATION AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Main Line: 727-548-1439
Toll Free: 855-224-3527
Main Office: 2536 Countryside Blvd., Suite 500 | Clearwater, FL 33763
Hours of Operation: M-F, 8am – 5:00pm; kiosks open until 4:30pm
CHILD CARE RESOURCE & REFERRAL (CCR&R)
SCREENING AND INTERVENTION
For ASQ Questions/Concerns: 727-400-4452
727-400-4486 or 727-400-4487
SR Provider Contracts: 727-400-4417
VPK Provider Contracts: 727-400-4417
Provider Contracts Fax: 727-400-4472
Certiﬁcate Voucher Fax: 727-545-7538
CCR&R Provider Updates: 727-400-4419
Provider Portal Helpdesk: 727-400-4474
Provider Services Department: 727-400-4461
Provider Services Fax: 727-400-4472
Professional Development: 727-400-4431
Inclusion Warm Line: 727-545-7536
Complaint Line: 727-400-4495
Report Suspected Fraud: 727-400-4458 or report suspected fraud online.
**Please note that all calls may be monitored or recorded.**