Child Care Resource & Referral

CCR&R is a FREE service that provides information about early learning programs including teacher to child-ratio, teacher-child interactions, safety and quality indicators. CCR&R services also provide families with information about financial assistance and community resources.

How to Choose a Child Care Program

A lot goes into choosing a quality child care setting:

  • Ratio of teacher to child
  • Quality of teacher-child interactions
  • Welcoming, attentive staff
  • Bright, warm room
  • Access to outdoor time
  • Safe classrooms

There are hundreds of child care providers across Flagler and Volusia Counties. Each provider offers a unique program in terms of cost, curriculum, and staff trained to help children with special needs.

Find the right child care provider for your child by using this helpful School Readiness Provider Map.

Need help deciding?

We are here to help you find the best fit based on your child’s needs and your family’s preferences. There’s a lot to consider when you’re choosing a child care provider. The first five years of your child’s life are crucial for developing the foundations of learning, health, and behavior. As your child’s first teacher, you can prepare them for success by providing a safe, consistent, and loving environment.

Ensuring Quality Teacher-Child Interactions

Some School Readiness child care providers are scored on the quality of their care using the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS). 

Learn more about CLASS scoring by viewing this CLASS one-pager for parents.

Helpful resources for choosing the best care for your child: