Children with special emotional needs have a safe environment at LDS Self-expression & self-knowledge are equally supported at LDS.

Due to Covid-19 impact, Lucy Daniels School has shifted to online learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Check back here for regular updates and resources on keeping kids emotionally healthy during challenging times.

Educating Children, Supporting Families, Transforming Lives.

Welcome to the Lucy Daniels School, a therapeutic day school for children who are experiencing social, emotional, or behavioral difficulties at home or in school.

At the Lucy Daniels School, each child’s education and therapeutic program are carefully tailored to his or her needs and strengths. Social, emotional, and academic growth takes place in classrooms where our students feel safe, understood, and supported in all developmental areas.

We invite you to learn more about our innovative programs and specialized services for preschool and elementary-aged children.

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Come Tour Our School...

The best way to learn about our school is to meet us. Contact us to schedule your private school tour.

News & Events

In response to the State of Emergency in North Carolina due to COVID-19 and out of concern for the health and wellbeing of the children and families in our care, Lucy Daniels Center has closed our facility and will move all services to an online platform beginning March 16.

March 13, 2020 Dear LDC Community, We are writing this message to you in light of the recent Declaration of the State of Emergency in North Carolina due to COVID-19 and concerns which have been voiced and heard by our administrative team. The health and wellbeing of...

School Starts This Month!

School Starts This Month!

And it's a very exciting time for parents and families. Lucy Daniels School can offer guidance during this transition from summer to school, especially any challenges that may arise, whether your child is in daycare or an older student. See more articles on school and...

LDC Is Gifted Facility

LDC Is Gifted Facility

The Lucy Daniels Foundation has donated to the Lucy Daniels Center the architectural landmark building and surrounding acreage in Cary where the Center has operated for the past 26 years. The Lucy Daniels Center provides educational and therapeutic services to young...