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Cribs for Kids

With the goal of reducing the number of infant deaths that occur from unsafe sleeping practices, Brevard C.A.R.E.S., the organization dedicated to protecting children and preventing abuse and neglect, has become a Cribs for Kids® chapter; the first in Brevard County.

Brevard C.A.R.E.S. conducts community outreach programs to raise awareness and educate adults about the dangers of unsafe sleeping practices for children, as well as provide Cribs for Kids Cribette portable cribs to parents and caregivers with children from birth to one year of age.

In the U.S., Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death for infants one month to one year of age and each year claims the lives of nearly 2,500 infants and young children.  In addition, there are up to 2,000 sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID) caused by accidental suffocation or accidents during sleep.

There is no charge to families seeking the cribs through the Brevard Cribs for Kids program and no income parameters. To be eligible to receive the Cribette, parents or caregivers must complete an education and awareness component about safe sleeping practices, the dangers of co-sleeping, and the risk factors associated with SIDS.

Education programs take place twice a month at Brevard C.A.R.E.S. in Rockledge. Referrals will be accepted from any agency or organization providing services to families and children; a family can also refer themselves. Those interested in a making a referral to the Cribs for Kids Program can call Brevard C.A.R.E.S. at (321) 632-2737.

Special Class Instructions

**Please note: You must be at least 7 months pregnant or have a child under the age of one to attend the class. **

** MUST BE A RESIDENT OF BREVARD COUNTY **

Reservations are required to attend.

To reserve a seat for the Rockledge or Palm Bay classes, call
Brevard C.A.R.E.S. at (321)632-2737.

To reserve a seat for the Titusville class, call the
B.E.T.A. Crisis Pregnancy Center at (321) 264-0446.

If you have any questions regarding any of the classes, call
Brevard C.A.R.E.S. at (321)632-2737.