Child Care Resource & Referral at a Glance

Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) is a FREE community service offering information and referral services to all families who are seeking:
  • Quality child care information
  • Summer and holiday child care solutions
  • Child care services for a special needs child
  • Financial assistance options
CCR&R also assists in the recruitment, startup and support of providers, while promoting quality, availability and affordability of existing services in the community.

CCR&R makes referrals only, not recommendations. We do not warrant the information provided. We do not license, endorse or recommend any particular provider, nor can we assure a program gives quality child care.
Who Can Benefit from CCR&R?
CCR&R is available to parents, guardians, employers and childcare providers.
CCR&R is part of the statewide Child Care Resource and Referral Network funded by the Florida Office of Early Learning (FOEL). 
Other Services of CCR&R
  • Operation: Military Child Care (OMCC) is a Department of Defense initiative to support the child care needs of military parents who are mobilized or deployed in support of the global war on terrorism. 
  • Providing data for child care planning advocacy and training. 
  • Serving as a speaker's bureau and a resource to educate the community and parents about the need and recognition of quality early care and education programs.
  • Disseminating parenting information at community functions and public awareness events.
  • Assisting businesses with their employees' child care needs and work/family programs. 
  • Implementing and enforcing a complaint policy and procedure.
How to Request CCR&R Services

The CCR&R office maintains a database of all legally operating childcare providers in St. Lucie County. It includes providers which are licensed, license-exempt, faith based, registered family child care homes and non-traditional child care entities.    
  • Parents can contact CCR&R to request a customized, unbiased computer generated list of early care services by calling 772-595-6363 or
  • Contact the Coalition (please include a daytime phone number) or
  • Visit our office located at 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 350, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 during Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to  5 p.m.
Parents can schedule a 20 minute interview with our CCR&R Specialists. During the interview, a parent has the opportunity to ask specific questions regarding child care and early childhood education options.
Parents can find out how to access financial assistance, locate referrals to social service organizations, and obtain a customized list of child care services meeting the parent’s needs.  All of this is developed based on the information gathered. This list can be e-mailed, mailed, faxed or picked up at the Coalition office.