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Child Care Resource and Referral

Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) maintains an extensive database of more than 400 registered, licensed, faith-based, and Gold Seal child care providers. This network maintains the only comprehensive statewide database of child care, school readiness, and school-age program service providers. These providers include center-based care, family child care homes (FCCH), and after-school programs. Our database also includes a list of providers offering special needs and weekend care. When families contact a parent services specialist at one of our office locations, we will match your child care needs with the services offered by providers in our database and generates a list of providers that may meet your child care needs. You then can contact and visit there programs to make an informed selection. 

To request a list of local child care providers meeting your specified needs Click Here.

All CCR&R services to families are free of charge. There are no charges/fees associated with a provider listing in the Resource and Referral database or for referrals to your program. If you are asked to provide a payment for a referral or listing in the Resource and Referral database, please call the Office of Early Learning Resource and Referral Network toll-free at 1-866-FL-READY (1-866-357-3239).

Early Learning Coalition of Okaloosa and Walton Counties CCR&R staff assists in the recruitment, startup, and support of providers. We also promote quality, availability, and affordability of services in our community.

CCR&R Services Include:

  • Consumer education for parents
  • Explanation of different child care settings
  • Florida Kid Care Insurance
  • Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)
  • Parenting information and useful links