Cradles To Crayons

1285 6th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32960

Phone: (772) 562-4202    Fax: (772) 562-2270

Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; License #C19IR0086


New Lower Rates!

You Asked. We Listened. Rate Reduction at Cradles to Crayons!

We take great pride in providing the area’s best child care and early education experience, in a Christian environment. Since our mission is to create a positive environment for as many children as possible, we frequently ask parents and visitors what we can do to make our programs more accessible. Recently we consistently heard, “please lower your rates – we’d love to bring our child to Cradles To Crayons if it cost a little less.” Good news – we listened and have lowered our rates in all age groups!

Please share this with parents you know and let them know about the great opportunities at Cradles To Crayons in Vero Beach!

The new rates are:
Infants are now $195
One-year-olds are now $175
Two-, three- and four-year-olds are now $155
Aftercare is now $70

Extended free VPK: 5 1/2 hours free (8:30-2)
Free hot, nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack
Permagrass, shaded playgrounds
web cameras
Literacy coaches in VPK classrooms

It's Time To Register for the Florida VPK program at Cradles To Crayons!

Our VPK program is FREE for 4 and 5 year olds who reside in Florida and is available from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm all week long!  VPK program participants for the school year receive a FREE nutritious breakfast and lunch daily!

Why do we offer VPK care?   At Cradles To Crayons we are committed to helping children learn and grow and believe the extra hours each day better prepare them to enter kindergarten.

SPOTS ARE LIMITED...First Come First Serve!

How To Register:

Step 1:  To qualify for the FREE VPK Program your child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2020.

Step 2:  Sign Up ONLINE at

Step 3: Present your certificate to the Cradles To Crayons administrative office to reserve your spot.

Of course we still provide our "wrap-around" hours for those who need additional care for their children before 8:30 am and/or after 2:00 pm.

Welcome to Cradles To Crayons, where learning is fun!

Cradles To Crayons preschool began in a house tucked into a lovely residential area in Vero Beach.  In 2005, a huge addition was added expanding the program to provide six additional classrooms.  It became a part of the Kids Depot Preschool Academies family of schools in 2008 and became an Early Childhood Program.

Even though we have grown to a larger school, Cradles To Crayons preschool has maintained the warm and home-like environment from its earlier day and provides a fantastic environment in Vero Beach.  We were exclusively selected by the Early Learning Coalition as the recipient of a grant from the Indian River Community Foundation as a Mentor School.  We have formed a special partnership with Big Brothers – Big Sisters and the Early Learning Coalition to deliver to our VPK students mentors who provide enrichment during the preschool morning portion of the program in the areas of literacy, math and science,  building a lifetime love for learning.

Our children have flourished and our parents have been very pleased with the extra attention and growth they have seen as a result of their child being part of the Mentor School.  We are an APPLE accredited program and hold the Gold Seal Quality of Care, the highest quality rating issued by the Florida Department of Children and Families.

From our clean, bright classrooms—to our Safe Harbor web-based video viewing system monitored by our staff — to our beautiful, shady Perma-Grass playground, we are all about bringing the best "trends in education" to your child and family.

At Cradles To Crayons children enjoy the excitement of learning while making friends and special childhood memories, all in a wholesome setting.  We invite you to visit our Vero Beach, Florida preschool and discover Cradles to Crayons for yourself.

Our Philosophy

To put it simply, we are passionate about your child!

We know that a love of learning is caught rather than taught. The interactions with our students foster academic support, discovery of individual gifts and respect for one another, assuring a great start in life.

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Our Program

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We are committed to educational goals of excellence.

Our “whole child” focus ensures each child is encouraged and nurtured to grow socially, physically, academically and spiritually. Through a warm secure environment, each child gains confidence and self-respect, forming close bonds with adults and peers.

We utilize a multi-sensory, integrated curriculum as a framework, and provide state-of-the-art classrooms and playgrounds rich in literacy and discovery opportunities.

Our People

We look forward to introducing your child to a lifetime of learning.

We are an experienced, professional group of Early Education Providers and a Proud Partner of the Kids Depot Preschool Academies family of schools, an affiliation of three early childhood programs, all of which are nationally and fully accredited early learning programs.  

Many of us hold Associate or Bachelor Degrees or the nationally recognized CDA Credential. We are CPR and First Aid Certified, closely screened by the Department of Children and Families, and regularly participate in continuing education.

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Our Features

We are pleased to provide your child:

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Snack
  • Perma-Grass playground
  • Summer Camp
  • Safe Harbor Webcam System (monitored by our Staff)


InfantsOur program includes nurturing ages 6 weeks to 12 months.

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ToddlersOur program includes caring for ages 12 to 24 months.

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PreschoolOur program includes caring for and guiding ages 2 and 3 years.

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4 years & VPKOur program includes teaching ages 4 years and VPK services.

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School Age Our program includes teaching students ages 5 to 12 years.

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Summer CampOur program provides care for ages 12 months to School Age.

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