Family Services - Child Care

Resource & Referral

Choosing an early learning program for your child is one of the most important and difficult decisions you'll ever make. Your Early Learning Coalition is staffed with a team of Family Services Experts who are trained to help you make the best choices for your child and family. Our Family Services Experts are available to you in person or by phone at (813) 906-5041or start your search for child care online by clicking the button below.

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Child Care Resource and Referral

Family Services – Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) is a FREE, countywide program open to all Hillsborough County families. Our Family Services team members are professionally trained and waiting to help educate you on how to locate and choose a quality child care program, after-school program, nannies and more.

Our Family Services team is available to you in person and by phone at (813) 906-5041:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, &  Friday   8:30 am – 4:30 pm,
Tuesday   8:30 am – 7:30 pm,
3rd Saturday of each month    9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Family Services Team members will:

  • Help you understand your many child care options
  • Guide you in understanding what quality child care is and how to identify it
  • Equip you with information about early childhood development and school readiness
  • Connect you with resources to help pay for child care
  • Lead you to other state and local family supports and resources to help your family thrive

While we do not endorse, regulate, or monitor child care, we strongly encourage families to visit and interview providers, and review their licensing compliance history before making a final decision about their child care.

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For Families We Provide

  • List of child care options on the specific needs of the family
  • Information about rates, policies, vacancies, licensing standards and other information about child care
  • Guidelines on what to look for in quality care
  • Information and resources to help your family thrive

For the Community We Provide

  • Child care supply and demand information for those seeking to enter the child care industry
  • Statistical Information
  • Linkages to other local, state, and national early childhood resources