Empowering African American Children and Families Through Excellence in Education

Nurturing Futures, Empowering Communities



Contribute today and help us change lives and build a better future.


Eight Essential Outcomes

A Framework for Black child development from birth through age 8.



We support education, healthcare, and poverty reduction.

Cultivating Bright Beginnings

Empowering Children Through Early Care and Learning

Welcome to a world of possibilities at BCDI Philadelphia & Vicinity Affiliate, where we believe in the transformative power of early care and learning. Our dedication to fostering developmental experiences doesn’t just shape children; it fortifies families and strengthens communities.

Through thoughtfully designed programs, we focus on the holistic needs of both child and family, ensuring a foundation of well-being that lasts a lifetime.

Our Leadership

Meet the visionary minds driving change at BCDI Philadelphia & Vicinity and NBCDI.

Lola M Rooney

BCDI Philadelphia & Vicinity President

Dr Leah Austin


Our Impact

The impact we have made in our community

In 2023, we made a significant impact by supporting 925 preschoolers with culturally relevant and inclusive books. These materials allowed each child to see themselves in the stories, fostering an environment that celebrates diversity and empowers young minds to embrace their identities.

Preschool Students

We can create a better tomorrow

Every dollar counts and helps us bring hope and essential resources to those in need.

Get Involved

Join our movement for change

Join our non-profit organization and be a part of our movement for positive change. We empower communities, support vulnerable individuals and strive towards building an equitable society. Together, we can create a better world. Join us now!

Become part of a transformative movement by supporting our non-profit organization. Together we can make lasting change.

Upcoming Programs & Events

Stay connected with our efforts and be part of something greater. Explore our upcoming events and be a catalyst for positive change.

Explore Our CDA Class Programs

Discover our comprehensive Child Development Associate (CDA) class programs.

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Join Us in Making a Difference

Discover the heart of BCDI Philadelphia’s mission through our diverse range of upcoming events.

Our Partners

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