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Child Care Providers in Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota area child care providers who achieve a three, four or five star level are exceeding the basic requirements for child care and are providing quality early learning environments for the children of Sarasota County.  
 
Providers who achieve a four or five star level are providing and maintaining high levels of quality child care. Providers who achieve a three star level are providing consistently good quality child care in all areas. Providers who achieve a two star level are recognized for providing quality above state licensing requirements and have demonstrated that they are actively taking steps to improve quality. Providers who achieve a one star level meet basic licensing standards but as part of the program are invested in pursuing steps to improve quality.
 
All parents should visit at least 3 different sites to determine the best fit for their child. This guide is one tool to help with that process and parents should discuss with the provider their respective strengths and areas for improvement noted in their star level report.

Note: Gold Seal Certified sites are awarded a plus (+)

Not every child care provider is listed on the Look for the Stars website. Some reasons a provider may not be listed include:

  • Provider chose not to participate
  • Provider wanted to participate, but did not have the opportunity to participate this year
  • Provider was assessed but chose to opt out of participation
  • Provider has a Class 1 licensing violation within the past year and is ineligible for participation this year

Parents can contact the Early Learning Coalition’s Child Care Resource and Referral service for information on why a provider is not on the list at 941.556.1600 ext. 6 or mail@earlylearningcoalitionsarasota.org.

Child Care Resource and Referral is a source of information on resources available for parents and can also provide a personalized list of child care options based on parents’ individual needs. including ages served, hours of operation, program enhancements, and other program information. Contact Child Care Resource and Referral at 941.556.1600 ext. 6 or mail@earlylearningcoalitionsarasota.org.

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) website is another resource, with a feature that allows parents to search for child care provider based on specific criteria.

 

Rollover the icon for more information about a provider, where available.

  Facilities that are significantly close to achieving the next star level have been awarded a half star.

 

Name

Star Level

Address / Telephone
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A New Beginning Early Learning Center

2185 Wood Street
Sarasota, FL 34237 

316-1555

Albatross Learning Centers

7323 Merchant Ct.
Sarasota, FL 34240

907-8828

Angels Child Development Center

3813 Alden Way
Sarasota, FL 34232

371-7219

Angel's Friends Child Development

611 N. East Ave
Sarasota, FL 34237

953-3852
Alextrys@aol.com

Ascension Lutheran Preschool

800 McIntosh Road
Sarasota, FL 34232 
          
377-9670

Asprea Family Child Care Home           

34241       
Call the provider for the address and more information.
378-1920

Beautiful Blessings ELC

1609 10th St
Sarasota, FL 34234

952-1871

Bess Family Child Care Home

34234 
Call the provider for the address and more information.
312-5619 / 536-3066

Bizzy Bee Early Care and Education

4424 Wilkinson Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233

924-2333

Bizzy Bee 2

3318 Wilkinson Rd
Sarasota, FL 3423
1

922-8224

Bright Beginnings Preschool

4111 Webber Street
Sarasota, FL 34232

921-6722

Bright Start Child Care Center ll

2935 Hillview St.
Sarasota FL 34239

953-7515
Brightstart2@verizon.net

Carter Family Child Care Home

34234 
Call the provider for the address and more information.
365-1789 

Chabad Preschool

7700 Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34238

925-0770

Children First at Helen Payne 33rd 

1729 33rd Street
Sarasota, FL 34234

355-4984
wharris@childrenfirst.net

Children First at Helen Payne Annex MLK

1742 Dr Martin Luther King Way
Sarasota, FL 34234

363-0312
wharris@childrenfirst.net

Children First, Inc

1723 N. Orange Ave
Sarasota, FL 34234

953-3877
hkinney@childrenfirst.net

Christian Child Care

7601 Clark Rd
Sarasota, FL 34241

924-6072
childcarefcc@aol.com

 

Church Of The Palms, ECC

3324 Bee Ridge Rd
Sarasota, FL 34239

921-7892

Circle Of Friends Preschool

2120 Webber St
Sarasota, FL 34239

953-2889

Community Bible Chapel

4201 Bahia Vista
Sarasota, FL 34232

379-8999

Corazoncitos Alegres

34232
Call the provider for the address and more information. 822-6946

Cross roads Children's Center

Probationary

4726 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34232

355-0003

Deshaies Family Child Care Home

34232
Call the provider for the address and more information.
377-7778
MamieD1@comcast.net

Eberle Family Child Care Center

Tuttle Ave. near Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34237

955-4159

First United Methodist Church Early Care Center

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104 S Pineapple Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236

366-9522

Forty Carrots Preschool & Parenting Center

1500 S. Tuttle Ave
Sarasota, FL 34239

365-7716

Fresh Start with a New Beginning

34236 
Call the provider for the address and more information.
954-8813

Heikkila Family Child Care

34232
Call the provider for the address and more information.
371-0344

Horizons Unlimited
Christian Academy

2674 Dr. MLK Jr Way
Sarasota, 34234

957-0409

horizonschristianacademy@verizon.net

Imagine School at Palmer Ranch

6220 McIntosh Rd
Sarasota, FL 34235

923-1125

Johnson Family Child Care Home

34234 
Call the provider for the address and more information.
365-1685

Kids of Sarasota

34232
Call the provider for the address and more information.
780-5521

Kingdom Academy

1801 Lockwood Ridge Road N Sarasota FL 34234
365-5433

Koala

3710 N Lockwood Ridge Road Sarasota FL 34234
544-8669

Little Disciples Preschool

4835 Beneva Rd
Sarasota  34231

941-924-9290
director@littledisciplespreschool.org

Little Pilgrim Preschool

1031 S Euclid Ave
Sarasota, FL 34237

955-7411

Morgan Family Child Care Home

34235
Call the provider for the address and more information.
957-0608
Trmorg9@aol.com

Pines Of Sarasota Child Care Center

1501 N. Orange
Sarasota, FL 34236

552-1861/365-0250x2907
ccc@pinesofsarasota.org

Play and Grow Preschool

2435 Fruitville Rd
Sarasota, FL 34237

366-7000

Pompey Family Child Care Home

34237
Call the provider for the address and more information.
312-4600

Promiseland Preschool

1201 Beneva Rd N
Sarasota, FL 34232

955-7074 ext 310
Promiseland@faithsarasota.org

Riddle Family Child Care Home

34234 
Call the provider for the address and more information.
358-1544


Sarasota Christian School

5415 Bahia Vista St
Sarasota, FL 3432

371-6481

Sarasota Memorial Child Care Center 2

1401 S Tuttle Ave
Sarasota, FL 34239

917-2535
debra-pulcinella@smh.com

Sarasota Memorial Child Care Center 1

1935 Hyde Park St
Sarasota, FL 34239

917-1477
debbie-brown@smh.com

STC-Tech Tots

4748 Beneva Rd
Sarasota, FL 34231

924-1365x62383

Selby Preschool At Children's Haven

4405 Desoto Rd
Sarasota, FL 34235

355-8808x208

Shining Stars Learning Center

4416 Hale Street,
Sarasota, FL 34233

371-3253
Dr. Sonja K. Lindzy, Director
www.shiningstarcenter.com

Spikes Family Child Care Home

34234 
Call the provider for the address and more information.
351-6137

St. Martha's Early Learning Center

1658 4th Street
Sarasota, FL 34236

366-1395

St. Paul Early Childhood Learning Center

2256 Bahia Vista Street
Sarasota, FL 34239

955-6480

St. Wilifred Preschool

3773 Wilkinson Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233

923-3088
lonnie3773@yahoo.com

Suncoast School for Innovative Studies

845 S. School Ave
Sarasota, Fl 34237

953-4433

Temple Emanu-el Early Learning Center

151 S McIntosh Rd
Sarasota, FL 34232

377-8074

The Beary Patch Academy

5764 Bronx Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34231

925-3486

The Cottages at Michaels Learning Center, Inc.

602 McIntosh Rd
Sarasota Fl 34232
377-9700
thecottagesatmlc@verizon.net

The Florida Center for Early Childhood

4620 17th Street
Sarasota, FL 34235

371-8820x1019

The Learning Chest, Inc

447 N. Lime Ave
Sarasota, FL 34237

365-4172

The Renaissance 

2500 10th St 
Sarasota, FL 34237

365-0749

Trinity Preschool

4150 S Shade Ave
Sarasota, FL 34231

924-7756
preschool@itrinity.org

Weekday School

7950 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231

921-7012

Williams Family Child Care Home

34234 
Call the provider for the address and more information.
355-3175

Willis Family Child Care Home

34234 
Call the provider for the address and more information.
355-6574

Wooden Shoes Child Care

4875 Swift Rd
Sarasota FL 34232

924-0717

 

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