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Health First Center for Child Development

611 Sheridan Road Melbourne, FL 32901
(Located across the street from Holmes Regional Medical Center on the east side of the Pro-Health & Fitness Center)

Phone: 321.434.7261
Hours: Monday – Friday, from 6 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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BeeVoluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Program

The Health First Center for Child Development’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Program is one of a handful of Nationally-Accredited VPK programs in BrevardCounty. While there are a lot of options out there for VPK — our center’s VPK Program stands above the rest. We offer:

  • A large separate building dedicated to just VPK classes.
  • Small classroom settings and separate classrooms designated specifically for language, math, dramatic play, arts & crafts, computer work, and more.
  • A faculty of dedicated teachers with Early Childhood Degrees.
  • Extended, flexible hours for before and aftercare.
  • Lunch and dinner are also available and are catered by Health First’s Nutritional Services Department. Lunch is included as part of the VPK program. Dinner is available for an additional cost.
  • Year-round educational field trips.

VPK registration begins as early as May each year and continues through the opening of the school year in August/September.

General Information

Our highly-credentialed staff members are committed to the safety, health, education, and well-being of your child(ren).

Our Center is one of the very few childcare centers in Brevard County that is accredited by the prestigious National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC Accreditation means your child(ren) will receive the best care and early learning experiences possible. 

At the Health First Center for Child Development parents are encouraged to get involved though our field trips, classroom activities. and annual events such as our Thanksgiving Day feast and Trick or Treat parade.

Our Classrooms    

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Our educational programs and facility provide a holistic, developmental environment for children from six weeks to 12 years old. Our age-specific programs include: 

  • Worm Infant Development
  • Toddler I – up to 20 months
  • Toddler II – 20 to 26 months
  • Transitional Preschool – 26 months until toilet-trained
  • Intermediate Preschool – two to three years old
  • Preschool – three to four years old
  • Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) – four to five years old
  • School Age – Kindergarten to 12 years old


The Health First Center for Child Development’s curriculum is based on the philosophy of early childhood education.  Qualified and experienced educators provide superior quality early childhood education for holistic development through play and teacher-directed, child-selected activities.

The Health First Center for Child Development currently uses a combination of Creative Curriculum and Beyond Centers & Circle Time as guides for our Early Childhood Development program that includes: choice of time, small & large group time, and studies that integrate learning across all areas. Beyond Cribs and Rattles for infants and toddlers focuses on the mission of the Health First Center for Child Development to provide individualized quality instruction.

All curriculum programs are based on NAEYC principles.

Summer Camp

The Health First Center for Child Development offers an exciting Summer Camp program for children 5 to 12 years old. 

The 12 weeks of Summer Camp begin in late May through early August and include a variety of educational, fun, and memorable activities for all.  In past years, Summer Camp has included:

  • Field trips to Gatorland, Orlando Science Center, and Pirate Lunch Show
  • Arts & Crafts on specified days
  • Waterplay days
  • …and more

All transportation for field trips is provided by Health First, and parents are encouraged to join us!

Our Center provides lunch and two snacks each day of Summer Camp — unless a field trip is scheduled. Dinner can be provided at a minimal additional cost. Before and aftercare are also available. 


Please save to your personal computer, print, complete and bring with you to register your child.

Enrollment Agreement Form

Enrollment Form

Medical Information Form

Profile Form

I am a slow snail.             For more information, fees, a tour, or to register your child, please call 321.434.7261.