Kid Central’s Approach

Our approach centers on delivering impactful services that create better outcomes for children and families.

Building Better Lives

As the community-based care lead agency for Circuit 5, Kids Central strives every day to embrace the purpose of building better lives. This is possible through programs, customer service, quality assurance, and community relations. Kids Central continues to concentrate on improving outcomes and achieving results, which in turn changes the lives of the children, families, and the communities served. By utilizing best practices, evidence-based programming, strategic planning, and measurements, Kids Central can quantify its impact.

Proven Approach

Our proven approach has earned Kids Central COA accreditation, and we’re the first community-based care lead agency to receive the prestigious Florida Governor’s Sterling Award.

Sterling Award

In June 2015, Kids Central’s achievements were acknowledged, as Kids Central became a 2015 Governor’s Sterling Award (GSA) recipient. Based on the Baldrige Management Criteria, the Florida Sterling Council awards organizations demonstrating continued performance excellence, recognizing them as role models. To be considered, applicants complete a lengthy self-assessment, implement continuous improvement strategies, benchmark and compare performance to nationally recognized standards, submit a comprehensive written application, and participate in an arduous on-site examination.

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HALO Awards 2024: Disco Ball – The 1970s Foster families play such a crucial role in providing stability and support for children in need. The HALO Awards recognizes the extraordinary efforts of our foster families and is a way for Kids Central to show appreciation for their dedication and compassion. This year’s HALO theme was “Disco …

KCI 2024 Company Retreat

The Kids Central staff had an amazing time at our annual company retreat! We had fun connecting with old friends, making new friends, and playing team-building games. During the retreat, we had a chance to recognize all the incredible staff who have been with Kids Central for the past 1 -15 years. We were also …

HALO Awards 2024: Disco Ball

HONORING EXCELLENCE IN FOSTER CARE Break out your bellbottoms, polish those platform shoes, and get ready to boogie — Kids Central is hosting the biggest disco bash this side of the ’70s!  Shake your groove thing to classic hits as we honor the far-out foster parents who make a difference every day. It’ll be an …