Episcopal Children's Services has been operational for more than 40 years. The center was founding as an outreach ministry by the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. A nonprofit organization, it is one of largest providers of child services in northeast Florida. Located in Jacksonville, Episcopal serves more than 14,000 children in Duval, Clay, Nassau, Baker, Bradford, Union and Saint Johns, Fla. The center offers a wide variety of services, such as early childhood development, school readiness, career guidance, prekindergarten education, financial assistance, Child Care Resource and Referral, and Head Start programs. It also offers regional training institutes, nutrition programs and online child care checklists.