For more than twenty-five years, Childcare Resources has provided, promoted, and elevated early childhood education in Indian River County. Below are just a a few of the highlights of the organization so far.
Founders Sandy Kahle, Kathy Marshall, and Sherry Waddell draft a plan that supports young children through a community network. After a presentation to Indian River County, Community Childcare Resources is founded.
Putting plans in motion.
In the first year of service, Community Child Care Resources provides high-quality early education to 20 local children by working with local childcare centers.
Beginning in infancy.
Community Child Care Resources expands services to infants as young as six weeks old.
Finding a home.
Community Childcare Resources purchases an administrative building in Vero Beach. The organization adds educational opportunities for program parents, hosted in the new space.
Time for a change.
After a decade as Community Child Care Resources, the organization adopts a new name - Childcare Resources of Indian River.
Helping local teachers.
Childcare Resources establishes the Excellence in Early Education speaker series, bringing nationally-recognized early childhood education experts to Indian River County.
A school of our own.
After a capital campaign, Childcare Resources leases space and welcomes the first students to the Childcare Resources School.
The Childcare Resources School earns accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, marking the school as a childcare center of the highest quality.
Childcare Resources moves the school and administrative office into a new space, increasing program capacity and adding on-site therapy rooms for program students.
Supporting a community.
Childcare Resources adds outreach programs to better support educators, including one-on-one coaching and a credentialing cohort model.
Continuing to grow.
The Childcare Resources School adds classrooms, additional on-site therapy rooms, and a dedicated STEM/STEAM room through a five-year pilot program.