Children sit in a classroom, holding their hands in the air

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 100 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 to 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:

Number in Household

Household Income





















Meet all three requirements? Complete the preliminary application!

Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition Information and Authorization Form

Tuition is determined by a number of factors and will be finalized at your contract appointment. Most tuition payments range from $30 to $75 weekly, per child. Tuition may be paid via check, money order, or an automatic withdrawal from your bank account (ACH). Tuition payments are due on Friday the week before service. ACH payments are processed each Friday. To enroll in ACH payments or to change your ACH account information, please complete the ACH Authorization Form (pdf) and submit to the Childcare Resources office.

Waiting List Information

Childcare Resources maintains a waiting list for service. To update your information, or to be removed from the waiting list, please contact the Childcare Resources office.

What does 'NAEYC accreditation' mean?

'NAEYC accreditation' means that a school or childcare center has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and meets best practices across 10 domains. For more information, visit NAEYC's website. Once earned, the accreditation is renewed every five years.