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                                 Early Education Leads to Lifelong Success.

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Now enrolling Infants

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"Children should be able to do their own experimenting and their own research. Teachers, of course, can guide them by providing appropriate materials, but the essential thing is that in order for a child to understand something, he must construct it himself, he must re-invent."

- Jean Piaget (1972)

2018-2019 VPK


       Offered this summer:

*Crafts                  *Trips to the Fountains

*Swimming          *VB Art Museum

*Skating               *Jaime Porter Magician

*Glowgolf            *Kona Ice

*Thornton Farm   *Starbound Dance Group

*Movies                *McKee Botanical Garden

*Olive Garden      *Environmental Learning Center

*Beach Clean-up   *Publix Trip

*IRC Main Library  *VB Book Center




Find a Preschool that's as Unique as Your Child.



When selecting a preschool, parents seek a safe, secure place where their child’s unique talents and gifts can be developed; a nurturing setting with dedicated teachers to prepare their child for a lifetime of learning. Finding the preschool that’s right for your child can be confusing.


Bridges Early Learning Center can help. We offer parents a one-on-one “Discovery Session,” a thirty-minute interview which can help identify your child’s unique needs and enable you to make an informed choice.


Call Director Brenda Neely at 772.778.5981 to schedule a Discovery Session.



Let us tell you more
about Bridges ELC.

boy boogieBridges Early Learning Center in Vero Beach, Florida, provides an early childhood development program for children ages 6 weeks - 9 years.

We create a warm and friendly environment, with dedicated teachers who genuinely love children and a program that helps children grow emotionally, cognitively, socially, and physically. We believe that young children learn best through play in age-appropriate activities. We move each child along according to his/her pace and interests. We don’t push them. We walk with them. That’s our secret to development.

As a result of our environment, our teachers, and our unique program, we graduate students who know how to learn, work, and play with others - students who are prepared to "cross the bridge" into a lifetime of beneficial learning.

While some preschools close for the summer months, Bridges ELC's program is offered year-round, making us the ideal choice for parents who have work responsibilities.

Bridges ELC is conveniently located one stoplight south of the intersection of Route 60 and 27th Avenue, just south of 16th Street. (Click to see a map.) We're on the southern end of The Emerson Center's campus.

We are open year round,
7 AM - 6 PM,
Monday through Friday.

» Now enrolling Preschool ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

» Before/After School to 9 years includes local school transportation.

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Bridges ELC
participates in...

» VPK - Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program

» School Readiness Program from Early Learning Coalition

We can answer your questions about these programs and explain the benefits they may provide for your child and your family. 


Call: 772.778.5981

or email

Faced with a stumbling block?

We regularly partner with area agencies and organizations to provide services for children facing special needs. We are sensitive to family budgets, so we seek out free and low-cost services, whether it be speech therapists, tutors, eye exams, or whatever. If you think your child may have an unaddressed need, speak up. We're here to help.




What a Difference You Can Make.


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Frequently, we are asked to help families with genuine financial needs to cover some of the tuition expenses so their deserving children can enroll at Bridges Early Learning Center. Because of our unique non-profit status,* at times, we can find donors who are willing to help.


girl crayonsIf you would consider funding scholarships for Bridges students, please contact our Director at 772.778.5981 or by email at If you are in need of financial assistance, let us know as well. We work with families in need to find solutions.


 "Bridges ELC functions as a non-sectarian community service of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, a non-profit organization. Donations to Bridges ELC are typically deemed tax-dedictible. Consult your own tax advisor.



Bridges Early Learning Center at The Emerson Center
1590 27th Avenue, Suite A+ · Vero Beach, FL 32960 · 772.778.5981
State of Florida License Number C151R0060