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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Childcare Resources of Indian River was awarded a grant from the John's Island Foundation in the amount of $30,000 for technology upgrades.
Childcare Resources was in desperate need of new computers to replace the outdated, inefficient ones being used. Within the past year, several technology issues have hindered productivity for the organization.
The purchase of new computers for staff members will help to resolve any technical issues that may arise due to inadequate equipment. Laptop computers that will be shared among the teachers at the Education Center will be more convenient and allow extra time for curriculum planning and National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation documentation.
New software will help better track families contacting the agency for assistance and more accurately maintain records. Additionally, replacing office equipment, such as phones, fax machines, and shredders, will ensure the organization is running more efficiently.
"The John's Island Foundation is pleased to support Childcare Resources of Indian River," said Jennifer Jones, John's Island Foundation Executive Director. "With this grant Childcare Resources will upgrade their technology needs and be more proficient when working with the families and children of Indian River County."
Childcare Resources, a United Way and Indian River County Children's Services partner agency, provides children of income eligible working families with affordable, high quality early childhood education. The organization assists working parents with childcare tuition to enroll their children at local accredited childcare centers and in the Education Center. Childcare Resources also provides a wide variety of parent education and family support programs as well as professional development opportunities for early educators.
The Childcare Resources Education Center is the culmination of a long recognized need in Indian River County for more quality, affordable infant and toddler care for working families. It is located on the campus of Trinity Episcopal Church in Vero Beach and is open Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The organization is also the recipient of a 2010 Indian River Impact 100 award in support of the Education Center Infant Suite.
For more information about Childcare Resources, please call (772) 567.3202 or visit ChildcareResourcesIR.org.