History & Mission

For more than 45 years, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers has provided children a pathway out of poverty, inspiring them to make local and global differences through the use of their education.

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It all started with two women’s passion for education and their vision to give children living in poverty the same educational opportunities as their more affluent peers. In 1971, Dorothy Fleegler and Frances Cohen sought out assistance from James and Florence Fuller, and so began the legacy of what is now known as Florence Fuller Child Development Centers.

Today we have grown from 22 children to serving more than 700 children a year across two campuses in east Boca Raton and the more rural west Boca Raton. Our purpose is to make a positive difference in the lives of children from economically challenged families with the goal of preparing children for a lifetime commitment to learning while empowering their families to build a brighter future. Our objective is to improve a student’s academic performance to increase the rate of school promotions to the next grade level.

Florence Fuller Child Development Centers is dedicated to helping economically disadvantaged children realizFlorence Fuller Child Development Centers, Florence Fullere their full potential both socially and academically, by giving them the tools and skills they need to start school on par with their more affluent pee
rs. We believe every child should have the chance to learn, grow, and experience success in school and life, regardless of their ability to pay.


 Our Mission

Making a difference through education for economically challenged children and families to build a positive future in our community.

Our Vision

Striving for excellence as a progressive child and family center while being the catalyst for change that positively impacts our community at large.

Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. For children six weeks through five years of age, we offer a holistic early education program embracing social skills, character development, literacy, science, technology, math and the arts. For the school age child, we offer afterschool and school holiday programs as well as summer camps. These services include enrichment programs, homework assistance tutoring for those in need and an emphasis on character development, social skills, academics, technology, science and the arts. Comprehensive support services are provided for children from six weeks to 12 years include a food program providing two-thirds of the children’s nutritional needs, and medical screenings that include vision, hearing, height, weight, nutrition, behavioral health and developmental assessments. FFCDC offers a comprehensive Family Preservation Program aimed at counteracting the cycle of poverty by providing an integrated comprehensive system of care “on-site” for more than 500 family members whose children are served on FFCDC’s East and West campuses.

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