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Welcome to the USF Family Center

A great place to learn, discover, and grow!

Our center opened its doors to serve the children and families of the University of South Florida staff, faculty, and students in 1998, and now welcome children from our surrounding community as well. In each classroom, from infants to Pre-K, our highly skilled teachers provide the environment and experiences from which children learn and grow. Our mission is to provide a caring and nurturing environment where your child can learn and develop. We offer full- and part-time, drop-in and back-up care services with special services offered to school readiness participants and active military through the NACCRRA program. The USF Family Center is conveniently located on The University of South Florida campus.

Lic#: CTA 1030374

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"I am really thankful for all the staff in USF Family Center. Specially I am thanking Ms. Trayce (My son's class teacher) for making my son in to a smart and better person. He is enjoying his time in class and he always looking forward to come to school every day. Thank you USF Family Center... :)"

Our Center Programs & Services

Here are a few of our best features.

Full- and part-time early education and preschool, School holiday - vacation care, Summer camp

Featured Parent Webinar

Quality Early Education: Choosing What's Best for Your Child

We talk to education experts from the National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC) to get insider tips on what to look for in a quality early childhood education program. You’ll hear how NAEYC sets standards and how to select the option best suited to your child’s unique needs.

Bright Horizons Parent Community

Helping dad when mom goes back to workThe Bright Horizons Parent Community is a great place for parents and educators to share ideas, get perspectives and ask questions. Looking for info on potty training your toddler or how to get your preschooler started with chores? This is the place for you.

Bright Spaces Help Children in Crisis

Bright Horizons Foundation for ChildrenBright Spaces - special places for children in homeless and domestic violence shelters and other agencies - help children experiencing trauma. Bright Horizons teachers and employees help create Bright Spaces, support them through volunteering, and make a difference across hundreds of communities and serve thousands of children each year. To learn more, including how you could be involved, visit Making Connections Through Bright Spaces, a digital magazine celebrating the impact our programs make in people's lives.


Nutritious snacks provided daily

Get involved in our Enrichment Activities

Because knowledge is more than just the ABC's.

  • Hand Writing Without Tears
  • Weekly Reader
  • Everyday Mathematics
Voluntary PreKindergarten Program | Preparing Children for SchoolOur exceptional Voluntary PreKindergarten curriculum prepares children for success in school. Contact us for more information.

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    Fall Literary Story Book Festival (Language Arts) 11/13/2017
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    Fall Literary Story Book Festival (Language Arts) 11/13/2017
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