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About the Program

Childcare Resources works to provide high-quality childcare at an affordable cost to working families in Indian River County, providing full-time care for more than 150 children between six weeks and five years of age. Care is provided at the Childcare Resources School and at privately-owned contracting centers. All centers are accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

In addition to childcare, Childcare Resources provides wellness services including mental health referrals and on-site therapies. Educational programming is provided for parents on a regular basis.

To qualify for the Childcare Resources program, all adults in the household must meet three requirements:

  1. Live in Indian River County

  2. Be employed or attending school full-time

    1. Work full-time (at least 30 hours per week)

    2. Attend school full-time (12 credit hours or more)

    3. Or a combination of work and school that adds up to a full time position.

  3. Meet the income eligibility requirements below:

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Meet all three requirements? Complete the preliminary application!

  • What are the school's hours?
    The Childcare Resources School is open Monday through Friday, from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.
  • What is the school's license number?
    The Childcare Resources School's license number is #C19IR0002
  • What qualifications do teachers need?
    In addition to background screening, all of our teachers are required to obtain an FCCPC or CDA staff credential within one year of being hired.
  • Does the school have classroom volunteers?
    Yes! Childcare Resources has a dedicated group of volunteers that are a valuable part of our school family. Our volunteers do everything from playground cleanup to serving lunch to providing one-on-one attention in classrooms. Childcare Resources policy is that a staff member is always present when a volunteer is working with a child. All volunteers are screened in the same manner as school staff.
  • Is there a parent handbook?
    Yes, you can view the parent handbook here.
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