Hello sunshine! Winnie's child care marketplace comes to Florida, adds 11K new providers

Preschoolers in Florida

Today we're excited to share that we launched our comprehensive database of daycares and preschools throughout Florida. We've added over 11,000 licensed providers and parents can filter them by availability, age, and hours of care as well as share their experiences and read reviews from other parents.

Winnie's platform lists hard-to-find in-home daycares as well as larger centers, and all programs are licensed, inspected and regulated by the state. Winnie works directly with these providers to learn when they have open spaces and make that information available to parents.


Key Florida Findings:

  • 11,623 licensed operating child care providers in the state of Florida
    • 73% are child care centers, 27% are in-home providers
  • Number of providers by city for the top cities in Florida:
    • Miami: 905
    • Tampa: 860
    • Jacksonville: 774
    • Orlando: 535
    • Saint Petersburg: 255
    • West Palm Beach: 254
    • Hialeah: 229
    • Tallahassee: 197
    • Pensacola: 180
    • Lakeland: 170
  • Types of care provided:
    • 80% provide full-time care
    • 65% provide after-school care
    • 55% provide part-time care
    • 34% provide drop-in care
    • 14% provide overnight care
    • 10% provide weekend care
  • Average cost of child care in Florida: $755/month

You can use our free mobile app or website to see all of the Florida licensed child care providers and compare prices. Based on the data Winnie has collected from providers, the average cost of child care in the state of Florida is $755/month, but pricing is highly dependent on the age of your child, location of the program, number of hours you need care, and how much flexibility you need in that care.

Check it out and let us know what you think!


Posted by Sara Mauskopf

Sara Mauskopf is the co-founder and CEO of Winnie. She’s also the mom of two young daughters and another child on the way! Originally from Philadelphia, she now lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Posted in Announcements ∙ Updated May 2019

💡 How to Find the Best Preschool, Child Care & More

Winnie makes it easy to find the right program for your child. Just enter your zip code to see nearby providers on a map, compare prices, view photos, see parent reviews & more.

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🎓 Resources for Teachers & Caregivers

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