Welcome to Black Child Development Institute of



Black Child Development Institute of


Established in 1981, Black Child Development Institute (BCDI)-Atlanta coordinates community programs and initiatives throughout the state of Georgia, supporting the six focus areas of the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI)—early care and education, literacy, family engagement, child welfare, public policy, and health and wellness.


Since 1970, NBCDI has been at the forefront of engaging leaders, policymakers, professionals and parents around critical and timely issues that directly impact Black children and families. With the support of the organization's volunteer-driven National Affiliate Network, which includes BCDI-Atlanta, NBCDI is committed to its mission and vision. 


BCDI-Atlanta envisions a society that ensures a successful future for all Georgia's children.


To improve and advance the quality of life for Black children and families in Georgia through education and advocacy

With the support of NBCDI and its local community partners, BCDI-Atlanta delivers high-quality resources that respond to the unique strengths and needs of Black children and their families. BCDI-Atlanta partners with children, families and organizations to implement culturally relevant, culturally responsive, trauma sensitive and evidence-based programs promoting high-quality early care and education, literacy, health, and family engagement. 


BCDI-Atlanta is a non-profit organization - 501(c)(3).

NBCDI Action Agenda

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BCDI-Atlanta Initiatives

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   Mailing Address: PO Box 2270, Dacula, GA 30019

Physical Address: 2394 Mt. Vernon Rd.,Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30338

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