The Kids' Place

The Kids' Place Christian Learning Center (321-267-7308) is one of the largest loving, Christian-based childcare facilities in northern Brevard County. The Kids' Place is a place that children and adults can consider their second home ... a place where everyone is accepted and loved ... a place where laughter and play are cherished ... a place where children are praised and valued. The Kids’ Place is licensed and inspected by the State of Florida and the Department of Children and Families. We are also partners with and inspected by the Early Learning Coalition of Brevard County. The three programs we offer are: Toddle Inn, Preschool and the” School Age” Before & After School Care and Summer Camp.


Hours of operation: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Please call 321-267-7308 for more information or email us at hquidort@ircumc.com. We would love for you to tour the facility and meet our staff. 


Subscribe to The Kids' Place E-newsletter to get info as well as monthly newsletter and calendar links for Toddle Inn, Preschool and School Age programs, click here


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The Kids' Place 2016-17 Tuition Plan, click here


Parent Handbook, click here

The Kids Place

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Administration

Week in and week out, The Kids' Place is led by the greatest team on the planet! There is a reason why The Kids' Place is the largest Christian-based child care in the county. Here is the reason why...

  • Heather Quidort  executive director   hquidort@ircumc.com

    Heather and her husband are originally from Indiana. They came to Titusville in 1994. By 1997, they were in need of a preschool program, which led them to IRCUMC. Both of their children, Tyler & Madisyn, attended The Kids’ Place. Their experience here was amazing, which led Heather to join The Kids’ Place in its ministry in the spring of 2000. She has her AS Degree in Early Childhood Education and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational & Business Management. 


    Heather loves being a part of a ministry that shares Christ’s love with so many children and families in our community. Her goal as the Executive Director is to provide children with a safe, happy and healthy environment, while surrounded with Christian love, morals and values. She leads her staff encouraging spiritual growth to equip each of us to let our lights shine for Christ in all we do at The Kids’ Place.

  • Vickie Ducharme   School Age Director  Vducharme@ircumc.com

    Vicki was the original director of the School Age Program at The Kids’ Place from 1997-2007. She spent a few years away working at Merritt Island Christian School where her son attended. In 2011, God led her back to The Kids’ Place ministry where her heart has always been. Vicki and her husband Jim are the proud parents of three children and four wonderful grandchildren. 


    Vicki has a special love for children and a desire to help each child mature in their spiritual walk and see where God will lead them as they grow in their faith. Vicki has a firm belief in the biblical teachings of “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6

  • CINDY RICHARDSON   Toddle Inn director  CRICHARDSON@IRCUMC.Com

    Cindy came to The Kids’ Place in 1997 as a preschool parent. In 1999, she joined our team, dedicated to enriching the lives of the children. She taught preschool for 15 years, toddlers for two years and has been the assistant director in both the Toddle Inn and School Age Programs. In 2013, Cindy received her AS Degree in Early Childhood Education.


    The joy that Cindy feels by being part of The Kids’ Place Ministry is overwhelming. She believes that incorporating Bible stories and prayer into the children’s daily routines will help plant the seeds for every child to learn and grow in Christ.

  • Pam sparks   Preschool Director   psparks@ircumc.com

    Pam has enjoyed working with preschool children since 1997. While her son attended The Kids’ Place Preschool, Pam had a wonderful experience and decided to continue her education in the teaching field. She started as an assistant teacher at The Kids’ Place and worked to become the director. She previously held the director position for Brevard Parks and Recreation Preschool program as well as First United Methodist Church in Titusville. In December, 2010 she received her AS Degree in Early Childhood Education.   

    Pam is excited to be a part of The Kids’ Place Ministry. Her goal as the director is to integrate Christian values into the children’s everyday lives. We offer developmentally appropriate activities to all children, promoting independence and helping build positive self images and growing together with their families. She believes that through our children and their families we can offer a brighter future to our community.



Vision and Mission

To be the Christian educational facility of choice in North Brevard County and to consistently pursue and achieve excellence for every child spiritually, academically, physically, and socially. This vision embraces reaching out to families for Jesus by providing support, education, and resources that will enable families to grow as a family and to grow as Christians.


The Kids’ Place Christian Learning Center is open to all children regardless of race, color, sex, religion, or national origin. All children will receive the full benefit of our programs and will be treated with dignity and respect.


Toddle Inn    AGES 1-3

We provide care for children ages 1 to 3 years. Our children are lovingly nurtured in a warm, homelike atmosphere. Your child’s day will be filled with small group activities and lots of individual attention.


The philosophy of our center is to offer developmentally appropriate activities to children in all areas: social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual. We use hands on activities to promote their independence, we help them make appropriate choices, and aid in building their self-esteem. Through these activities the children will develop skills necessary for successful learning.


Our approach to teaching children is based on learning through play experiences. Our programs use creative curriculum to provide a variety of activities in a relaxed and caring environment. Children will be introduced through hand-on activities to art, math, music, physical activities, science, creative drama, language arts, social studies and games. In addition, spiritual development is encouraged through bible stories and prayer. 


NOVEMBER   Newsletter | Calendar

Preschool    Ages 3-5

Our approach to teaching children is based on learning through structured play experiences and developing social skills to build a strong foundation for life. We use creative curriculum and incorporate a variety of additional resources, themes and lesson plans that are designed by our teachers. Our programs provide a variety of activities in a relaxed, caring, and loving environment. Children will be introduced through hands-on activities to art, math, cooking, music, physical activities, science, creative drama, language arts, social studies and games. Spiritual development will be nurtured through chapel, bible stories, prayer, praise and worship.


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NOVEMBER   Newsletter | 3s Calendar | VPK Calendar

School  Age    Ages 5-12

The Kids' Place School Age Before & After Care/Summer Camp programs provide a variety of opportunities to help each child grow toward their full potential. Our goal is to build character while nurturing spiritual development with guided, age appropriate activities. These activities include organized gymnasium play, homework guidance, daily devotionals and weekly praise and worship songs, game room play including arts and crafts, outdoor play, and big screen movie day. 


We provide transportation to and from several local schools: Apollo, Coquina, Imperial Estates, Park Avenue Baptist, Sculptor Charter and St. Teresa. Our program is year round with care provided on most holidays including spring break and teacher in-service days. We are known for our exciting summer camp and fun field trips. 


NOVEMBER   Newsletter

2017-18  Calendar


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1355 Cheney Hwy

Titusville Fl 32780