Choosing child care is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. Do your homework and learn what quality is. Check out the Quality Childcare Checklist
and Family Guide
on The Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County's
Take the time to choose wisely. Every family and child has individual and unique needs. The Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County's Child Care Connection
can help by providing free individualized referrals for early care and education.
Learn about our community’s star rating system for child care called Look for the Stars
. Find out which early care and education sites participate and have made the commitment to high quality early learning environments.
Parents can be overwhelmed with the cost of child care. There are resources in our community
that can help. Find out about:
Getting ready for kindergarten starts at birth and is more than academics. Nurturing your child's social and emotional well being is also important. The following websites and downloadable tools can help ensure that your child is ready for school.
Educational success for your child starts with teamwork! Be an active partner, and team up with your child’s teachers to ensure that his/her learning needs are being met. When you advocate for your child and position yourself as a "wise owl," both you and your child can benefit from the positive, productive relationship that is being built between your family and your school.