The Lucy Daniels Center is dedicated to helping the youngest members of our community lead emotionally resilient lives. Lucy Daniels School, for 25 years helping fully capable children with extra social and emotional needs flourish. Now enrolling preschool through elementary.

Lucy Daniels Center

The nonprofit Lucy Daniels Center helps children grow emotionally from the inside out to achieve change that lasts. Founded more than 25 years ago, we are the largest regional provider of mental health services for children from birth to age 12, the time of life when the most effective interventions are possible. Our multi-disciplinary team, which includes recognized experts in mental health and education, works together with families to provide a uniquely comprehensive approach, delivering individualized treatment to each child. 

We deliver our services through two divisions:   

Lucy Daniels School - for preschool through Grade 5.

Programs and resources for educators, caregivers and families, including SecurePath; Family Guidance Service; and LDC4 Early Success (free parenting workshops, Lucy's Book Club, Lucy's Link and First Friends). 


SecurePath is a comprehensive mental health service for young children in Wake County provided at the child's home or preschool. … Read More

Family Guidance Service

The Family Guidance Service offers evaluations and outpatient mental health services for children through the age of 11 and their families. … Read More

LDC 4 Early Success

Lucy's Book Club (LBC) supports early literacy skills while promoting imaginative play, creative thinking, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills.… Read More

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Workshop: "When Rewards Aren't Enough"

Have you tried everything from more screen time to popsicles, yet no reward seems to modify your child's behavior? If so, you'll want to join in a Q&A with Lucy Daniels Center's trained ch…

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