Melbourne, Fla.–Children’s Home Society of Florida received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide Early Head Start services to low-income children and families in Brevard County as of July 1.

The only program of its kind in Brevard County, Early Head Start is a child development program for low income children that provides comprehensive services to children ages 0-3 to support the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development of each child. This also includes educating and supporting parents and positive parent-child relationships.

“The relationship between children and their parents is vital to their growth,” said Kimberly Pleasants, executive director of Children’s Home Society of Florida. “We look forward to helping more children in Brevard County meet and exceed early learning milestones through Early Head Start.”

In addition to center-based services, in-home services are also available to pregnant women.

To learn more about Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Early Head Start program, please visit