Welcome Child Care Providers
Providers are encouraged to register their program information in the Florida’s Early Learning Provider Services Portal at: https://providerservices.floridaearlylearning.com. Registering your program will allow us to connect potential families and clients to your business. Our office maintains a database of all legally operating child care programs in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington counties.
We offer Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) to families looking for information and referral services regarding childcare. In addition, we provide technical assistance to child care providers and free child care listings to families searching for care. There are no charges or fees associated with using the provider portal and connecting families to your program. Once your program has been added to the provider portal, you should start receiving calls from families whose needs match the services offered by your program. If you are ever asked to provide a payment for CCR&R services, please report this to the CCR&R State Network office at 1-866-357-3239.
In addition, the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida contracts with early learning providers to provide educational services to young children. Providers may choose to contract with the Coalition to receive funding to provide school readiness services and/or the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program (VPK) to families.
All contracted providers should have an ACTIVE profile on the Office of Early Learning Provider Services Portal.
If you have questions regarding the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) programs, please contact 850-747-5400 x108.
If you are interested in contracting with the Coalition for either School Readiness and/or VPK, please contact 850-747-5400 x139.
If you have not found what you need or you would like to request additional support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.