Help Finding Child Care
Help Paying for Child Care
For VPK assistance
Child Care Connection
2886-C Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34237
Sarasota Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 – 5:30
CCC Satellite office – North Port Social Service Center
6919 Outreach Way
North Port, Fl 34287
Phone: 941-556-1600 extension 203 OR (941) 429-3715
Please call ahead as we are not always in the office and our
Child Care Connection
Connecting families to resources for quality early childhood
About Child Care Connection
Child Care Connection helps children get ready to succeed in
school and in life. We do that by promoting high quality early
education programs and providing education and assistance to
families. The Early Learning Coalition and Child Care Connection
advocate for children, families and child care providers by
providing a strong voice on behalf of children. Child Care
Connection is part of a statewide organization focused on the
issues parents face when selecting quality child care.
VPK ( Voluntary Prekindergarten)
Administered by Early Learning Coalition
Florida’s FREE VPK program offers
high quality learning opportunities for all four year old
Parents and Child
Care Providers can contact the Child Care Connection at
941-556-1600, ext 125 for more information about the VPK
As the parent of a young child, you want to make good decisions
for your child and your family and do the best job possible of
raising your young one.
resources available to you,
including Parent Pages newsletters.
Resource and Referral Services
Resource and Referral offers parents:
Resource and Referral is available during office hours at phone
number 556-1600 extension 106.
Resource and Referral offers providers:
There are no
charges/fees associated with a provider listing in the Resource
& Referral Database or for referrals to your program. If you are
asked to provide a payment for a referral or listing in the
Resource & Referral database, please call Florida's Office of Early Learning Resource &
Referral Network at 1-866-357-3239. The information reported
about a provider’s program is objective program information that
is based on standards that are attainable for providers based on
their type of care.
Financial Assistance to
Help Eligible Parents Pay for Child Care
Coalition’s Child Care Connection program:
in applying can call 941-556-1600 ext. 106.
Child Care Providers interested in offering services for
families that receive financial help can call 941-556-1600 ext.
Office of Early Learning