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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Child Day Care, Children & Youth, Education, Preschools

Mission: The CDA''s mission is: To enable to preschool children of low-income, working families to make a great start toward a bright future by providing affordable childcare and early learning education programs.

Target demographics: Children (ages 1-5) with low-income, working parents in metro-Atlanta.

Direct beneficiaries per year: ~500

Geographic areas served: Metro-Atlanta

Programs: The CDA provides two state-funded Pre-Kindergarten classrooms with the following goals:
1. Promote the cognitive, social and physical development of young children
2. Prepare children for academic and social success in school and in life
3. Provide Extended Care for full-time working parents

Community Stories

56 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

DGates

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been associated with the CDA for over a year now. One of the things that continually strikes me is the amount of attention and focus paid to each child as an individual. Yes, they are in a classroom with several children but each child's developmental needs are factored into the daily schedule, curriculum, and experience.

Another wonderful component to the children learning is the opportunity for the parents to be very involved with the education and development of their children. The CDA offers a program that brings parents in to participate in the teaching and learning for the children...talk about reinforcement...

There is no cookie-cutter approach to learning at the CDA. These children get what I believe to be a better and stronger beginning for the future than most children. I can't say enough good things about the CDA. I'm proud to be associated with such a fine organization!

David Gates

SallyH

Board Member

Rating: 5

Whenever I visit the CDA, I am blown away by the happy demeanor and orderly behavior of the CDA kids as they participate in a continuous learning experience. Inspired teaching is at work in the classrooms, the cafeteria, the award-winning playground, and in even the most casual interactions. It's no wonder that low-income working parents spend, on average, 20 percent of their income to give their children have this level of early childhood education. The CDA has a profound impact on young lives.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The CDA gives kids a great start at a crucial time in their development, helping build a foundation for learning that will empower them for the rest of their lives. A nurturing environment, outstanding curriculum, visionary leadership, and culturally diverse student body put this non-profit put this early education program on par with the finest in the state. Low-income working parents pay, on average, 20 percent, of their annual income to ensure their kids get the high quality education provided by the CDA. Walking through the school building, you see learning taking place everywhere -- in the halls, in the dining room, and in the visually stimulating classrooms -- all in a happy, positive, upbeat atmosphere. A CDA board member for four years, I feel uplifted and enriched every time I visit this gem of a school. In the past year, the CDA has expanded into the community through the Parents as Teachers outreach program, which teaches non-CDA parents how to take an active role in helping the developing brain to grow.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with the CDA for 2 years now and it is truly a privilege to work with such dedicated staff.
Each person you encounter within the organization has such a passion toward helping children succeed, it's contagious!

Deborah103

Advisor

Rating: 5

I've been privileged to be associated with the North Fulton CDA for over 7 years. The staff is professional, dedicated to their mission and serious about creating a safe, fun, and educational learning environment. I'm excited about all that they do for the children and the community!

nathan-hartman

Donor

Rating: 5

When I want my precious charitable dollars to make a difference in the lives of children with tremendous potential I joyfully give to the Child Development Association. After having toured and spent time visiting several preschools, in Georgia, California, and Hawaii, I would entrust the CDA with my preparing my children to be future academic leaders. It is the combination of invested leadership, with experience and natural talent, an engaged Board, and teachers which are constantly improving their teaching skills which makes the CDA a charity to consider for your charitable legacy. Nathan Hartman, Esq.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

My business centers around helping people protect and transfer assets to their loved ones. This often includes working closely with charities who are the beneficiaries. Of the charities I have worked with over the years, very few work as effectively to improve the lives of women and children like the Child Development Association. By adhering to the highest quality of education for the children of working mother's the CDA is investing in a bright future for everyone. I can't recommend more highly learning more about the good work they do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

THe North FUlton Child Development Association is, in my view, a unique and highly effective organization. It addresses , in a holistic fashion, the problem of high quality, affordable child care for the working poor, as well as supprt for the entire family unit to help break the cycle of welfare, poor performance in schools, lack of basic english language skills, and so forth. It incents parents to take advantage of and accountability for building skills for themselves as well as their children. I am so proud of the measurable results that I have seen out of this organization over the 12 years that I have either served on the board of trustees or as a key supprter . This is a place where you can be certain that your time, talent, and donations make both an immediate AND a sustainable, long term positie impact in the quality of life, education, and futures of so many children and their families in our hometown.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been involved in this organization for the past 6 years. Love everything they do. The children are educated in a loving environment where they learn important social and academic skills as well as a love for learning. The families are supported by many additional programs offered by the center. Any child would be lucky to attend there!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I lead an annual fundraiser that donates to the CDA. As one of our major charities I felt that I should get to know the organization better. The mission of the CDA is very clear and resonates throughout their organization. I was beyond impressed with the facility and staff. I could actually feel the happiness as I toured the facility. It is one of the most well run non profits in Georgia.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to be a part of this fine organization with a rich history of serving low income families by providing outstanding educational opportunities for their children. Children are nurtured by incredibly dedicated teachers and staff who do their very best to prepare this deserving children for a bright future!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

CDA is an outstanding early education center for children of low income families. It provides at risk children with an excellent start for a lifetime of learning. The facility is topnotch in both academics for their students and outreach programs for the parents. I am proud to be associated with this organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I began volunteering with CDA about 3 years ago as a part of Leadership Sandy Springs. CDA continually shows that they are committed to providing exceptional education for the children in their programs and support for the parents as well. CDA provides such great early childhood development for their students. Great organization!