Parents

Do you need help finding child care?

 
Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) is a free service available to anyone looking for a quality child care environment to enhance the total development of their children. Call CCR&R for information about:
 
  • Choosing a quality child care or VPK program for your child
  • Free child care or VPK provider listings in your area 
  • How to apply for financial assistance to pay for the cost of child care
  • How to find provider inspection reports
  • Finding special needs accommodations
  • Other community resources 
 
CCR&R services are available in person, by phone or email info@elcbrevard.org  If you would prefer to schedule an appointment please contact the CCR&R Parent line at the number below.
 
CCR&R Parent Line:  321-637-1800 Ext. 8573
Rockledge Office:   1018 Florida Ave. Suite D Rockledge FL 32955   
Melbourne Office:   2671 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Suite 102, Melbourne FL 32935  

School Readiness

Do you need help with the cost of child care?  Click on the link below to complete a School Readiness application.  The school Readiness financial assistance program helps eligible families with the cost of child care.  If you have any challenges using the Family Portal, please contact Child Care Resource & Referral at 321-637-1800  Ext. 8573 and a CCR&R Specialist can assist you with questions and other resources your family may need.  We look forward to serving you in a more efficient and family-friendly way!​
 

Voluntary Pre Kindergarten

WHAT IS VOLUNTARY PRE-K?

 
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Education Program (VPK) is a FREE educational program created to prepare every four-year-old in Florida for kindergarten and build the foundation for their educational success. The VPK program offers each child an opportunity to perform better in school and throughout life by offering quality programs that include developmentally appropriate curricula with a focus on early literacy skills, accountability, manageable class sizes, and increased teacher credentials.  For more information call 321-637-1800 ext. 8573. 
 
                           
 
 
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Free Online Parenting Courses

The Reading Scholarship

To apply online, or for more information,
visit StepUpForStudents.org/reading

New Worlds Reading Initiative

 
Attention!  Check out the New Worlds Reading Initiative for children enrolled in K-5th Florida public and charter schools. 
 
 
Parents will receive a book each month once they complete the registration form in the link above. The books are free and will be delivered about 6-8 weeks once the application form is submitted by the parents. 

What is Vroom

 
Did you know that the best time to develop a strong foundation for learning is the first five years of your child's life? Brain development is at its fastest. Learn how Vroom brain building moments can help your child excel. It's simple and easy to do. Learn more about this free tool!
 
Research shows that there is no better time to create a strong foundation than the first five years of life, because this is when brain development is the most rapid. And, the things that matter the most, like talking and playing, can be layered onto existing routines.
 
Vroom was born out of a need for creative tools and materials that inspire families to turn everyday moments into brain building moments. It was developed with thoughtful input from parents, early childhood experts, neuroscientists, parents and community leaders. The Bezos Family Foundation provided funding, and a lot of passion, because we believe that all parents have the potential to create a bright future for their children.
 
The goal is to share the science of early brain development in new ways so that all children have the chance to become thriving adults.

Log on to www.joinvroom.org or get free daily Vroom on your phone today!
 
                                        
 
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The Wonder Weeks


 
All babies go though the same changes in the mental development at the same time. This is called a mental leap. With each leap, your baby is given the possibility to learn new things.  
 
It’s not your imagination– all babies go through a difficult period around the same age. Research has shown that babies make 10 major, predictable, age-linked changes – or leaps – during their first 20 months of their lives. During this time, they will learn more than in any other time. 

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