2004 – 2010

2004
Broward Children’s Center was awarded a contract with Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center as one of the
six “Super Teams” in Broward County to provide early intervention services. The organization was part of the
State’s new Early Steps Program. Families were coached through a program that provided in-home early intervention
including therapy, nursing, social services, and education, in a natural environment.

Additionally, Broward Children’s Center’s Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility was reincorporated as a nonprofit entity,
and renamed Children’s Comprehensive Care Center.

The Broward Children’s Center Foundation also became a legal entity, separate from Broward Children’s Center.
The Foundation, then and now, is dedicated to grant writing and soliciting donations, as well as building awareness in the community.

2005
Broward Children’s Center eagerly awaited the opening of its newest project, Building Bridges Preschool at St. Martin’s.
The program provided a quality intergenerational, developmental, educational, and spiritual preschool program,
benefiting children ages 3 to 5, as well as older adults.

2006
Building Bridges Intergenerational Preschool opened. The VPK preschool program integrated students with older
community members in an intergenerational setting.

2007
State, local officials join Broward Children’s Center in reopening of the comprehensive care center

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2008
Broward Children’s Center opens new playgrounds for children with disabilities

2008 newspaper clipping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009
In 2009, the Center’s Group Home was completely renovated and relicensed to serve 10 young adults.
The home was renamed as The Elaine Appel Group Home, in honor of longtime board member, Elaine Appel.

2010
Broward Children’s Center moved its south developmental preschool from Fort Lauderdale, to Dania Beach.
The new school gained the service capacity to serve 150+ preschoolers with special needs.
The new facility also housed a Deaf and Hard of Hearing classroom.