Broward County Operations

As of August 28, 2015 Family Central will no longer be providing school readiness funded-child care services or voluntary prekindergarten (VPK) services for parents/guardians. If you are currently receiving school readiness and would like to speak to a counselor please call 954-724-4609 or 2-1-1.  To register for VPK please visit


Some other services changed July 1st. Please read options below:

  • If you are a parent/guardian wanting Child Care Resource & Referral services, and/or are looking for child care for your child(ren); and/or are looking for financial assistance or help paying for care please call 954-724-4609 or visit
  • If you are looking to update your information to stay on the Waiting List please click here to access the new Family Portal and establish an account and input all current information. Experiencing technical problems with the portal? Call the OEL Service Desk at 850-717-8600;


Our Business Hours:  Monday-Friday  8:00am-6:00pm


840 SW 81st Avenue
North Lauderdale, FL 33068-2001
P: (954) 720-1000
F: (954) 724-3900


From the Florida Turnpike, exit WEST Commercial Boulevard.
Take Commercial Boulevard WEST to 64th Avenue (64th Avenue turns into 81st Avenue).
Turn RIGHT on 64th Avenue (heading NORTH) and continue past W. McNab Road.

Family Central’s office is a four story, beige and terra-cotta, building on the right hand side, just past the traffic light at the intersection of Kimberly Boulevard and 81st Avenue.  The Family Central sign can be seen at the entrance.



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