Child Care Resource and Referral

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.

CCR&R assists families in finding early education programs that best meet their needs. Trained staff will answer questions about choosing the best early learning programs and provide parents with a list of child care provider listings 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.

Family Resources

Child Care Resource & Referral Request Form

Please note that 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.