Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Network

Helping Families Find Child Care

TOLL-FREE when calling long distance:

elc-marion-county-fl-slide-11Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) is the gateway to School Readiness Services.  The Early Learning Coalition of Marion County, Inc. (ELC)  is committed to identifying available resources and providing the necessary support for access to these services. CCR&R, specializing in the early care and education issues, functions as an essential link between families, child care providers, and the community.

Child Care Resource and Referral helps families take the guesswork out of choosing child care by providing:

  • Quality program indicators and quality child care checklists
  • Information on all available child care programs
  • Unbiased, computer-generated referrals for local child care providers that meet individuals family needs
  • Information regarding local child care licensing requirements and accessing local licensing inspection reports
  • Availability of child care subsidies
  • Eligibility determination for child care subsidies
  • Information and referrals for community resources

Child Care Resource and Referral educates the community about early learning and the components of quality child care.  We encourage families to be involved in their child’s education and recognize parents as first teachers.

ELCMC offers Childcare listings, consumer education, and community resources in person at our office, via telephone or by using other electronic means to all individuals requesting services.

ELCMC is responsible for administering CCR&R in the Marion County area.
For more information, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Child Care Resource & Referral?
A. Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) is a free service to all parents regardless of income that acts as a bridge between parents needing child care and the child care programs that will best meet the needs of the family.

We believe parents should have choices and in giving parent’s the tools to make an informed decision. Therefore, we are experts in quality care in all kinds of settings from family child care homes to center-based care and will gladly help parents know what quality care means.

To find child care in your area or to view licensing reports, visit:

Q. Does your child struggle as a reader?
A. Click the link for helpful tips: 10 Things Parents Need to Know to Help a Struggling Reader



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