Parent Resources

Transition informational sheets for parents with children entering kindergarten.
 
Department of Children and Families
This site offers a search of childcare providers, training resources and licensing information.

Early Steps Program
A program under Children's Medical Services which provides developmental screenings and services to children under the age of three who have a developmental delay or health care needs.

Florida Directory of Early Childhood Services
Excellent resource for families with children who have disabilities or special health care needs.

Florida KidCare
Florida KidCare is the state's children's health insurance program for uninsured children under age 19. It includes four different parts, or programs: MediKids, Healthy Kids, Children's Medical Services and Medicaid. When you apply for the insurance, Florida KidCare will check which program your child may be eligible for based on age and family income.

Healthy Start Coalition of Brevard County, Inc.
The Healthy Start Coalition provides services to pregnant women and infants to ensure that any risk factors that may contribute to normal growth and development are identified early and addressed.

Information on local Childcare Rules & Regulations
Contact Environmental Health at (321) 633-2100

Office of Early Learning
The Office of Early Learning is responsible for implementing policy in the areas early learning school readiness and voluntary pre-kindergarten programs.

Office of Early Learning - Department of Education
VPK information and other Early Learning Resources can be found here.

United Way of Brevard County: 211
Local residents may dial 211 for free information and referrals to access health, social and human services within Brevard County.

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)
Information on the statewide VPK initiative. Parents may sign up for VPK on-line.
 
WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC provides the following at no cost: healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health care and community services.

Family Resources