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Engage. Inspire. Elevate.

We are committed to helping all families have access to quality early learning opportunities to ensure children enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

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School Readiness Program

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.

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Voluntary PreKindergarten ( VPK )

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.

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Child Care Resource and Referral

We can help you find high-quality child care and
other resources in your area. Get your FREE listing today!

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Community Jobs

Thought about a career in the child care industry? Check out our Community Jobs page highlighting great opportunities throughout Pinellas County.

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Professional Development

We offer programs and incentives to child care providers to help advance their professional goals and education while they work.

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Director's Cafe

Join us for after lunch networking, strategy building and
in-service training with your peers. Open to all Directors!

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Donate

What we invest in our community today can shape the lives of tomorrow. Your gift can create a bright future for a child.

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Family Services

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.

Provider Services

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

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Provider Programs

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Screening & Intervention Services

The Screening & Intervention department receives and interprets screening regularly and has the ability to work one-on-one with children to increase their skills to prepare them for kindergarten. In addition, parents and providers are given pertinent information concerning developmental milestones, behavior management and other topics of interest.

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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)

727-400-4411

SCREENING AND INTERVENTION 

727-400-4454
For ASQ Questions/Concerns: 727-400-4452

ELIGIBILITY FAX

727-400-4486 or 727-400-4487

PROVIDER SERVICES: 

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.**

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2536 Countryside Blvd Suite 500, Clearwater, FL 33763

Hours of Operation: M-F, 8:00am – 5:00pm