County licenses and regulates over 400 children's centers.
Children two months of age through school age children attend
centers providing early care and education and school age
activities. Children may be in attendance each day for up
to 12 hours. Although overnight care is not permitted in Pinellas
County children's centers, a Family
Child Care Home can provide that service. Unique to
Pinellas County, children's centers are regulated by category
- a day
nursery or a day nursery that may be licensed as:
drop in care center
indoor recreational facility
teenage parenting program
children's centers for mildly ill children
exempt from licensure
to Open a Children's Center
open a children's center, call 727-507-4857. Technical assistance and consultation
are provided in the form of individual conferences, on site
inspections, written material and group
Care Resource and Referral of Pinellas
works in collaboration with Child
Care Resource and Referral of Pinellas, the agency
that can help parents and guardians locate child care. Parents
and guardians may call 727-507-4857 with
questions or concerns.
public can review a children's center licensing history (file
review) by appointment at the PCLB office or by accessing
Reports for Centers and Homes.
Available for Early Childhood Professionals
The Training Times is
a quarterly publication that contains listings of training for
early childhood professionals. Training sessions meet the training
requirements for children’s center personnel and child care
Introductory Child Care Training for schedule
and registration information.
can now go on-line to print
your training certificates (5206 form) and view
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