The Salvation Army Child Development Center



Nationally Accredited 5-Star Center. Convenient Downtown Location. Voluntary Pre-K Program. Certified Teachers with CPR and First Aid Certification. Nutritious Meals and Snacks. Daily Health Checks for Each Child. Summer, Spring and Holiday Camps. Computer Stations with Language and Literacy Emphasis. Chapel Services and Monthly Field Trips. Parent Resource Room. Extended Hours from 6:30 am to 6:15 pm.



Frequently called “downtown Jacksonville’s best-kept secret”, The Salvation Army Child Development Center has been providing excellent care and school-readiness programming for children from six weeks to 12 years of age since 1998. Located at the corner of Ocean and Monroe Streets in revitalized downtown Jacksonville, our modern two-story facility boasts a sunny-but-safe outdoor playground, specialized classroom spaces for children of different ages, and well-trained, fun-loving teachers who take seriously your decision to entrust your children to our care. Our well-rounded program includes a developmentally appropriate Christian learning curriculum, creative opportunities in music and art, monthly field trips and nutritious meals and snacks.


The Salvation Army Child Development Center is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families and has the prestigious 5-star facility rating, awarded by the Guiding Stars program. One of just a handful of 5-star facilities in Northeast Florida, our Center is devoted to excellence in all aspects of its programs, from cleanliness to esteem-building to a strong emphasis on school readiness. The Center features a “print-rich” environment, reinforcing literacy skills both passively and with compelling, colorful activities.The teachers and assistants in our Center hold credentials in childcare, and we have some on staff with four year degrees. Since the safety of your children is paramount to us, our staff is certified in First Aid and CPR.

For more information, please call Lauren Lee at (904) 301-4861
The Salvation Army Child Development Center
318 North Ocean Street Jacksonville, FL 32202 Ph. (904) 665-0102