Programs offered

The Kids' Place is proud to offer 3 different programs to help serve our Titusville, Florida and Brevard County neighbors. From Toddlers to Preschool to School Age care, we work hard to give your children a safe, fun place to come. If you have any questions about any of the programs listed below, please contact us at 321-267-7308.


Parent Resource: https://www.brevardschools.org/thrivebyfive

toddlers - 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.

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.


VPK (voluntary pre-kindergarten) - Ages 4-5

All TKP VPK teachers hold the State of Florida Childhood Development Associate Credential or Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.  TKP teachers are committed to professional development and educational enhancement.  Our staff maintain all state requirements in early literacy and kindergarten readiness qualifications.  Our curriculum is Teaching Strategies and Creative Curriculum and we incorporate bible verses and lessons into our weekly  lesson plans. 

 

TKP is an approved Florida VPK provider.  All qualifying four- year-old children are eligible to participate in our program.  For more information on how to apply visit the following website http://elcbrevard.org or call the Brevard Early Learning Coalition at 321-637-7241.  


VPK Website: http://www.floridaearlylearning.com/vpk  

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, South Lake 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.

pyramid model program

Pyramid Model- TKP was one of two licensed programs in Brevard County to be selected to participate in the implementation of the Pyramid Model Program grant offered through the State of Florida Office of Early Learning and the University of South Florida.  The goal of the project is to establish the use of practices within the program that will promote the social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of children in healthy and beneficial ways.  All of our staff complete the Pyramid training in the first year of employment.  Programs that have used this approach experience the following:

  • Reductions in children’s challenging behavior
  • Increase in children’s social skills
  • Increased satisfaction of program staff and families
  • Reduce turnover in the program
  • Increase in teachers’ competence and confidence to support children’s social-emotional development and address challenging behaviors

The websites listed below share more information about the program and the benefits from its practices.


Pyramid Model Overview

https://challengingbehavior.cbcs.usf.edu/Pyramid/overview/index.html

Video Pyramid Model Overview

https://youtu.be/MVFwbWZCi3g  

Where do I start? Responding to Challenging Behavior-Tier One (Blue)

https://youtu.be/RQLvVdbaJWw  


Why isn’t it getting better? Tier Two (Green)

https://youtu.be/NXYfBd57kAs  


When it’s Still Not Enough? Tier Three (Red)

https://youtu.be/oafF1fXXo3Q  


Practical Strategies for Teaching Social Emotional Skills

https://youtu.be/jVqjF7BDsnw  
 

Promoting Social Emotional Competence

https://youtu.be/zTl7rfcIhvM  


When Children Act Out.

https://youtu.be/rUcG2-EFkNI  

  • neva murray - pyramid model specialist & staff trainer

    Neva is a child of God, wife, mother, and grandma.  She has been teaching and training for the past 30 years. Having a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and being Florida Certified Teacher with an Early Childhood Endorsement makes her the perfect person to benefit the children and staff at The Kid’s Place.   She has completed her Team Leader Certification through USF to qualify her as our Pyramid Model Specialist.  She believes God is using her to equip staff and students with strategies, practices and implementation of the Pyramid Model to create a successful learning experience.