Special Academic Education
DLC Nurse & Learn is an inclusion child care center for children of all abilities.  Children with Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Microcephaly, seizure disorders, g-tubes, apnea monitors and other special needs are welcome at DLC Nurse & Learn!  We have classrooms for infants-5 year olds, including VP-K for 4 year olds.  We also have after school programs for children up to 22 years of age.  Scholarships are available for families that qualify. Our services include child care, preschool, extended day programs, registered nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, early intervention, developmental screening and low adult to child ratios for more one-on-one attention to individual goals for each child.

DLC provides an inclusion preschool environment for children with and without developmental delays where each child is taught at their own pace. DLC uses the Links to Literacy and Foundations for Success Curriculum's.  We are located on the Westside, but serve children all over Jacksonville and North East Florida.

Did you know that DLC Nurse & Learn offers a summer camp for school aged children?  Contact us for more details and enrollment

DLC Nurse & Learn is also a "5 Star" Child Care Center, rated by Early Learning Coalition of Duval.

DLC is funded through these community partners
Thank you to our supporters who help make DLC a vital resource for our community! Jacksonville Children’s Commission, United Way, Jaguars Foundation, Baptist Health, the Lucy Gooding Foundation, Chatlos Foundation, The Chartrand Family Fund at the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, The PLAYERS Championship,
Jacksonville Mustang Club, Deerwood Rotary, Crossroad UMC, Lakeshore UMC, Mandarin UMC, The Chartrand Family Fund at the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, Petway Family Foundation, Jay and Deanie Stein Unrestricted Fund Family Fund at the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.
2017 Sapphire Award Winner
Our Successful Year
Good Afternoon, 

DLC Nurse & Learn has seen many successes in its 29 years serving children with special needs in Jacksonville. The 2016-2017 school year may have been our most successful year ever. If you are receiving this Annual Report, you or your organization must be one of the reasons why! We are very pleased to share our achievements with you so that you can also share in the great things happening at DLC. 

Wishing you and your team a very Merry Christmas and Happy 2018! 

God Bless, 

Amy Buggle 
Thank You!
Special thank you to Murray Hill United Methodist Church for their support from day one, and also to Lake Shore Presbyterian for housing our after-school program, DLC Therapy and Care, since 2003! 
A Special Thanks for 20 Years!
DLC would like to say Thank You to the Jacksonville Mustang Club for their 20 years of support!
Passport 2018

Click here to get your Passport to Riverside and Avondale Tickets

Nov. 3rd from 12 - 6pm

Join DLC Nurse & Learn on Saturday, Nov. 3rd from 12 - 6pm for our Fourth Annual “Passport to Riverside & Avondale” event! Shop, Sip & Stroll your way through 5 Points, Park & King and Avondale’s Historic District. Enjoy a fun day adventuring with friends and family while also helping out a great cause, DLC Nurse & Learn! 

This year we will have THREE incredible ticket options to choose from: 

-- $75: VIP Ticket: Access to TWO EVENTS: The Passport Kick-off Party on Thursday 11/1 from 6-8pm at The Stout Snug in Murray Hill (heavy hors d'oeuvre's from restaurant’s in Murray Hill, live music from the Amelia River Ramblers and Hilltop Band, and tasty drinks) AND The Passport to Riverside & Avondale Fundraiser on Saturday, 11/3 from 12-6pm. ($350 Value!!) 

-- $40: Passport to Riverside & Avondale Ticket: Passport to Riverside & Avondale Fundraiser Ticket, 11/3 from 12-6pm.Last year we had 27 participating shops in 5 Points, Park & King and Riverside! ($300 Value!!)

-- $20: Passport Kick-off Party Ticket: Join us at The Stout Snug on 11/1: Live Music, Heavy hors d'oeuvres, and one drink ticket.

**Kids 12 and Under are FREE!
** DLC Parents and Staff, Buy One Get One Free!

We had 27 participating shops and restaurants for our 2017 event!

Park and pick up your ticket and swag bag on the day of the event as early as 11:00am at Riverside Park UMC: 819 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204 
Our hired shuttle starts promptly at 12pm and will run in a loop during the event, dropping off/picking you up at participating shops in Riverside, Avondale, 5 Points and Fairfax where you collect free samples of Food, Drinks, and Gifts! Just show your Passport ticket when you walk into the shop and collect your goodies in your passport bag. It’s that EASY! 

Donate to DLC!

DLC has provided over $4,000,000 dollars in free services to our children with special needs since 1989, and this couldn’t have been done without the help from our community and generous donors like yourself. Without you, the services we offer at DLC would not be possible.

DLC Nurse & Learn is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Donations to DLC Nurse & Learn may be tax deductible.  Please consult your tax preparer to verify that donations are deductible.

Payments for our service can also be made online using PayPal.  Please click the button below to make a payment.

2017 Passport to Riverside & Avondale Sponsors