Child Care Resource and Referral

For parents looking for child care in Manatee County, the Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County offers free, unbiased, personalized information on child care programs and providers in the area. Services include:

  • A customized search for child care based on criteria you select such as location, schedule, curriculum, environment, special needs, and more
  • Information on rates, fees, hours, and credentials of providers
  • Information regarding financial assistance for child care programs
  • Educational materials and support for parents with questions on early childhood development
  • Tips on identifying quality child care
  • Referrals to other community resources

Customized, confidential child care search results may be requested by calling us at (941) 757-2900 x210, or by visiting our office.

If you are looking for financial assistance for child care, please visit the link to our School Readiness program.


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