Child Development Research Center

License # C04DU0099

The University of North Florida Child Development Research Center (CDRC) preschool promotes an atmosphere of creativity, freedom of choice and positive interaction with our staff and children of the University and the community.

CDRC is a year round program, nationally accredited by NAEYC, 5 star rated by Guiding Stars of Duval County and the proud recipient of the Gold Seal of Excellence by the Florida Department of Children and Families.

  • The Center is more than a day care or child care. It strives to provide high quality education to young children aged 2 1/2 to 5 year olds in a safe, culturally diverse and nurturing environment.
  • The program is open to the University of North Florida students, faculty, staff and general public.
  •   Various options such as free Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) only, VPK wrap around and Part-time hours are available.
  • We also offer various enrichment programs such as Spanish, Music and Happy Feet, which is a soccer based movement class.
  • Child Development Research Center promotes the cognitive, social and emotional, language and physical development of children through high level curricula, assessments and developmentally appropriate practices.
  • The center also serves the University's academic community by allowing faculty members to conduct research. This research is interdisciplinary in nature and involves various University departments and research projects. Furthermore the Center serves as a pre-internship site for its University students as well as students within its region.
  • During the Summer Terms, CDRC continues to focus on the academic enrichment of children alongside an array of fun filled experiences such as water play days, picnics, on campus fieldtrips to TV station, kitchen at the Café and library and mud day.
  • During summer CDRC also rents out space to MOCA Summer camp for children over the age of 6, with before and after care available through CDRC. Please visit  MOCA website for more information regarding their enrollment.
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Hours & Info

Classroom Hours:

Monday - Friday,

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


 Office Hours:

Monday - Friday,

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.



1 UNF Drive

Building 49

Jacksonville, FL 32224



(904) 620-2372






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