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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

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.

Previous Stories
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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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

It is not uncommon to have a parent of a child being served by the CDA to approach you while you are in the building, sometimes with tears in their eyes, thanking you for the valuable service the CDA offers to their children. It makes you proud to be part of the CDA Family.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The North Fulton Child Development Association has given a brighter start to so many children from low income working families over the last 40+ years that otherwise may had a very difficult time in achieving in Elementary School, thus dropping out before even receiving a high school diploma. First as a Facility Community Services Project Team Leader and then as a Board Member for almost 10 years, I never lose the enthusiasm to support such a worthy organization with NAEYC accreditation in making a difference to some of the children in North Fulton. And now this effort has expanded in limited services to 2 other locations in Fulton County and more to come.

Lee_13

Board Member

Rating: 5

The CDA can be defined accurately as a model program. Under the leadership of a very engaged board and a visionary director this school provides exceptional enrichment to a frequently vulnerable segment of our population. These kids are receiving the best early education possible. The curriculum design is as challanging and forward reaching as it is at any fine private preschool available at any price. There is an energy and excitement about learning that is visable. Teachers and staff work together seamlessly toward the same goals. Parents are served and educated as well creating an even stronger potential for success. Remarkably this outreach is done effectively and with great respect. This program is so powerful it will change everyone touched by it; as we see human potential rescued and expanded to allow these children to have the same dreams as the children of the affluent..... and to acheive them. I have been a board member for 7 years and consider it a priviledge to serve here. The growth in quality and services over that time is so dramatic it hardly believable, and truely wonderful.

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

My involvement with the Child Development Association has been the most amazing and life changing experience of my life...to date. There is an incredible energy that surrounds this organization, its community, staff and most importantly its students. The opportunity to be involved with this non profit came completely by chance and has be a pivotal force for change in my life. Knowing that my work has impacted the lives of so many wonderful children has made me realize the gift of our greater good. The Child Development Association is truly the voice of Georgia's children.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I could not be more proud to support the CDA and the good work they are doing providing the highest quality education to pre-school children in Georgia. This is an intelligently run non-profit where each dollar we give is carefully spent go to maximize the benefit for the children. You can visit the center and actually see the children's faces light up like light bulbs with the joy of learning. I encourage you to learn more about the CDA and to join us as a volunteer or a donor. Your life and the life of the children in our school will be changed for the better. Nathan Hartman

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The CDA has a profound positive impact on young children and their families. Not only do the kids get a wonderful start on life, but their parents are able to continue working in order to support he family. The organization is very well run, has high standards of integrity and,most importantly, deleivers on its mission. Ed Mactas

6 susanhw23

Board Member

Rating: 5

The CDA provides working low income single women with the opportunity to support their families while providing an outstanding education for their children. The quality of the CDA education is evidenced by its NAEYC accreditation. Often the affordable alternative to CDA is a home day care situation with the result being that children are not prepared to enter kindergarten and fall behind their peers immediately then never catch up.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

THE CDA IS A VIBRANT DAYCARE PROGRAM GROWING THE MINDS AND SPIRITS OF THE CHILDREN OF FULL TIME WORKING PARENTS WHO ARE ALSO LIVING BELOW THE POVERTY LEVEL. I LOVE THIS PROGRAM BECAUSE IT MAKES THE POSSIBILITY OF A CHILD GAINING ENOUGH GROUND TO MOVE OUT OF THE LIMITED POTENTIAL OF A LOW INCOME JOB.... A REALITY. IN ONE GENERATION WITH THIS KIND OF EARLY AND DYNAMIC INTERVENTION A CHILD OF PARENTS WHO CAN BARELY READ CAN SUCCEED IN COLLEGE IN ONE GENERATION.... AND THESE KIDS ARE LESS LIKELY TO FAIL COLLEGE OR NOT.