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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

27 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.

Previous Stories

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.

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!

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!

Previous Stories

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The CDA was provided outstanding pre-school education in the North Fulton area of Atlanta for over 45 years. The CDA was founded to provide those less fortunate in our community with a great educational background before beginning kindergarten. The CDA is support by many local citizens, churches, civic groups, governments and foundations. Please consider visiting the CDA for a tour of our wonderful school.

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1

Board Member

Rating: 5

The CDA helps families in the North Fulton area by providing an outstanding educational environment for their pre-school age children. The success of the CDA insures the children are ready to begin school. We also provide the parents with financial assistance to be able to afford to attend the CDA. We need the support of any person, organization or company that wants to help educate the children of the working poor in the North Fulton area. Call 770.992.4339 today to see how you can help.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The CDA has continued to provide asonishingly good preschool educaiton to children of the wroking poor and now, we are pursuing added service "outside or our walls." This has been my most rewardidgn charitable eperience.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The CDA serves many single, female heads-of-households. It enables these mothers to work to build economic independence and security for themselves and their young children. The CDA concentrates on the working poor and makes sure that they know that, while they are hard at work, thier kids are receiving a quality preshool education in a loving environment. And, it has been doing this for over forty years!

gshickler

Board Member

Rating: 5

The CDA is a gift to local families. Not only is the preschool education of the highest standard, but the community service and parent support is outstanding. The administration, teachers and board are so dedicated to high quality early childhood education being accessible for all.

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic group of people who are professionally dedicated to the improvement of the world through early childhood education. These children and families are so lucky to be involved with the CDA. They have inspired me to reach out to friends and colleagues for financial support and attendance at events.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a recent board member, I was attracted to the CDA board by it's clear committment to improving the fortunes of under served families with pre school age children and I haven't been dissapointed. The board is an active board with a passionate and able staff ably led by the director.

The services provided are first class and the need for pre school in the area is well served by the CDA.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

The CDA is an amazing organization. The board is extremely active and takes care with all funds that are used. The staff, under great direction, goes beyond fulfilling its mission to enable preschool children of low-income working families to make a great start.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a board member of the CDA for 7 years and the pogress of this program has been astounding. A 45 year old good intention.... has became a virtual a success.... moving kids from poverty to real opportunity in one generation.
Human potential is nearly limitless. When the brain and imagination are both fully stimulated in early childhood you see kids grow into anything they wish to become.
Education is the greateest equalizer; and when provided to blossoming minds it is never wasted.