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Our History

 

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.

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Highlights

 

1994

It all starts with an idea.

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.

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1995

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.

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2000

Beginning in infancy.

Community Child Care Resources expands services to infants as young as six weeks old.

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2003

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.

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2005

Time for a change.

After a decade as Community Child Care Resources, the organization adopts a new name - Childcare Resources of Indian River.

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2007

Helping local teachers.

Childcare Resources establishes the Excellence in Early Education speaker series, bringing nationally-recognized early childhood education experts to Indian River County.

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2010

A school of our own.

After a capital campaign, Childcare Resources leases space and welcomes the first students to the Childcare Resources School.

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2013

Reaching quality.

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.

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2015

New beginnings.

Childcare Resources moves the school and administrative office into a new space, increasing program capacity and adding on-site therapy rooms for program students.

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2017

Supporting a community.

Childcare Resources adds outreach programs to better support educators, including one-on-one coaching and a credentialing cohort model.

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2020

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.

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Program Videos

 

25th Anniversary Video (2019)

25th Anniversary of Childcare Resources

Program Video (2018)

Program Video (2017)

Mission: To elevate and promote the highest quality early childhood development and education in Indian River County, focusing on economically challenged children and families.

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2300 Fifth Avenue, Suite 149

Vero Beach, FL 32960

772-567-3202

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