Child Development Research Center

License # C04DU0099

Preschool and Child Care

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.

  • The Center is more than a day care or child care. It is a developmentally appropriate, nationally accredited, program directed toward formal education for preschool children.  We offer the free voluntary prekindergarten (VPK) program as well as Spanish, music, and movement education. VPK day care or afternoon care are available.
  • The Center's staff provides experience through observation, manipulation and experimentation while children are in our child care center.
  • The preschool center provides a warm, pleasant environment and meaningful experiences to influence a young child's positive adjustment to the world of learning.
  • The Child Development Research Center preschool is available to children aged 2½ (if fully toilet trained) through 10, of University of North Florida students, faculty, staff and the general public.
  • The preschool 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 is open and can provide full and part-time preschool and child care. However for children over the age of 6 we recommend the Recreation Department's Youth Fitness Camp, please call (904) 620-2998 or ECO Adventure Camp, please call (904) 620-5951. MOCA Summer camp at CDRC is available for children over the age of 6 - 9. Please visit MOCA Camp for more information regarding 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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