Founded in 1969 as the Community Child Care Center of Delray Beach (our corporate name), the Achievement Centers for Children & Families began as a pilot program in response to the overwhelming need for affordable, quality childcare for working mothers.
As a small nonprofit organization, our mission began in donated church schoolrooms with a handful of teachers and children. As the low-income community needs became increasingly evident, our program quickly grew to support these families and help prepare their children for success in the public school system. The Achievement Centers’ program was so successful that we relocated to a small house a few years later. In 1990, a new preschool facility opened serving children ages 3-5 years old on land donated by the city of Delray Beach. Less than six years later, we built a toddler center to serve children between 12 months to 3 years old. In 2001, we opened our 19,000-square-foot after-school center to serve kindergarten through fifth-grade students with enrichment services.
Our programs were expanded again in 2004 with the addition of an after-school program, teen program, adult education program, and adult center at the Village Academy. In January 2007, we officially changed our name from the Community Child Care Center to the Achievement Centers for Children & Families to aptly describe our dedication to providing services for under-resourced families in Palm Beach County.