Early Childhood Education Programs
There are a
wide variety of early childhood education programs available
to children and their families in Brevard County. If you need assistance or
additional information in order to select just the right
program for your child, please contact our Resource &
Referral Department at 634-3500 or click on our Resource &
Referral page to the left to find a location near you.
Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program for 3 and 4 year
olds. Children must be 3 or 4 by September 1 to qualify. Children
participate in a variety of educational activities, and enjoy playing
indoors and outdoors in a safe setting. They also receive free
medical and dental care, and healthy meals and snacks each
must meet income eligibility guidelines. This program operates
from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. year round. Limited "Wrap Around" services
are available for working parents.
Early Head Start
Early Head Start is a comprehensive educational program that facilitates
child development, supports parental roles, and promotes self-sufficiency
for pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers 6 weeks
to 3 years old. Families must meet federal income eligibility guidelines.