Who We Are

North Florida Child Development provides a culturally relevant, high quality, comprehensive child development program for children and families and to provide support that enables families to become self-sufficient. Our philosophy is that no child can be educated in isolation of his or her family, and no single program can make lasting changes without the support and involvement of the child’s community and the programs that operate within that community.

Our Purpose

“We exist to change the destiny of children one family at a time.”

What We Do

We provide high quality, center-based, early childhood development with research-based curriculum, individualized for each child’s development stage. At NFCD, we make sure children learn and interact in age-appropriate classrooms, and playgrounds, where they can develop emerging language and literacy skills. We provide nutritious, family-style meals and opportunities to learn self-help skills such as brushing teeth daily. We also offer sensory, developmental, and health and dental screenings and/or evaluations for each child.

Community Partnerships

  • Memorandums of Understanding: Children’s Medical Services, Early Learning Coalitions (Big Bend, ELC of NW Florida), Healthy Families, Healthy Start
  • School Districts: Gulf , Calhoun, Liberty, Wakulla, and Madison Counties
  • Contracts: Life Management, Health Departments that include dental, Dr. Sandra Barlow, Health Contracts

Funding Sources

Head Start, Early Head Start, Voluntary Pre-K, School Readiness, Child Care Resource & Referral, United States Department of Agriculture, Elder Care – Foster Grandparents Program