Very well-run preschool that focuses on high-quality early learning for families that can not afford such care. Using programs proven to help create a solid educational foundation, the CDA covers all aspects that help their students succeed: NAEYC-accredited curriculum, 3 nutritious meals, parent support programs and developmental and health screenings. This school provides the very best preschool that money CAN'T buy!
The CDA offers high quality childcare to all. When you walk in the building you can feel the positive energy and see the smiles on the children and teachers faces. Teaching is taking place in fun and creative ways. They are the BEST!
I have been involved with the Cda for many years . I see what a difference this organization makes in a child’s life . They make not save a life but they do change a life .
Amazing organization that provides affordable early childhood education opportunities in North Fulton.
My children were rising kindergartners when I first visited the CDA. We had spent more money than I imagined we would sending them to a quality pre-K, which I think is every parent's reality ("We have to spend WHAT?..."). But, my husband and I could afford it. So off my chidren went to be prepared for elementary school and we didn't think about it again.
HERE IS WHAT'S SO REMARKABLE ABOUT THE CDA: 1 ) This school is every bit as good - if not better - than the one I paid so highly to send my children. 2) It's AFFORDABLE to the most vulnerable families in our society. And research shows that early childhood education can break the cycle of poverty. Our gracious donors and sponsors make this possible, and it is such a treasure for our community.
I have been on the board at the CDA for 5 years. The CDA does an excellent job of focusing on the mission of early childhood education which translates into brighter futures for the children. My father was deaf, he was passed along from class to class, it wasn't until he was in HS that he was put into a deaf school. He had a 4th grade reading/comprehension level in 10th grade and caught up in two years because of the right environment. Its all about the right environments for our children.
I love this school and what it does for the children and community! The children get an exceptional early start to an education with an amazing staff of teachers and administrators that are loving and accepting.
With 50 years in operation, CDA is a true asset to our community. It’s facilities, staff and community support combine to provide a first class experience for those it serves. Each year gets better and better!
Having been a member of the Child Development Association for six years, I have been and continue to be impressed with the consistent growth, in the services provided for it very deserving clients, disadvantaged pre-schoolers. The evolution of the organization in developing programs which have raised the level of the services provided as well as the quality of the staff has insured that the CDA remains relevant in the early childhood area.
Every child needs affordable daycare if their parents need to work! It's a double plus if your child gets the very best top rated learning program too! The CDA is NAEYC-accredited (National Association for the Education of Young Children), the highest level of accreditation available to any education program, with a curriculum committed to preparing children to be “ready by five” for school success. Our community is lucky to have the CDA. I love what we stand for:Best Start! Brightest Future! Every Child!
My Foster child thrives here... from a timid shy I year old to a cute and fun toddler of two and half years old.. the care, love and attention is making a world of a difference with this amazing child! Thank you CDA!
This is an extremely well run organization that has the needs and heart of every family it services at the forefront of it's function. The staff is of the highest caliber and above all they truly love their positions. I am very proud and pleased to be affiliated with this group in any way I can.
The CDA is the sweetest school for our little ones in North Fulton. Quality childcare that is also affordable is almost impossible to find but we have such a treasure here with the CDA. The staff loves and cares for each child and the education is stellar as well. Highly rated and special accreditations that even most of the very expensive childcare centers can’t boast about.
The CDA has been providing early childhood education for children of the working poor for 50 years. Over 140 kids are in the CDA's school every year and the are receiving services from one of the few organizations in metro Atlanta that has received the highest rating from both accrediting organizations in Georgia, NAYCE and the State.
It has a committed staff, a committed board and is one of the most admired institutions in the Roswell/Alpharetta area.
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.
I have volunteered and been a board member of this organization for more than 10 years. I never intended to be on the board so long, but I have not found another organization that makes such a profound different in so many lives. The CDA provides excellent education to preschool and pre-k children that enables them to be more successful in grade school and beyond. Educating children can change the trajectory of their lives. It has a multiplier effect on the family and the community. The CDA doesn't merely provide a good early learning environment is it EXCELLENT! Very few preschools are NAECY accredited and Three Star Quality Rated. These represent the highest levels of accreditation available to preschools and are evidence of the level of care and instruction delivered by the CDA. Most of the staff and teachers are long-tenured because of the great working environment and their ability to see the difference they make in the lives of the children. Likewise, many of the board members are long-tenured for the same reason. What an incredible organization!
I have had the honor of serving on the board for a little over a year now. I am continuously amazed by the passion of the entire board, as well as the staff and faculty, to make this the best early childhood learning center possible. Every single person in the building is dedicated to constant improvement. I look forward to being a part of the continued success of this nonprofit that so greatly benefits the community.
The CDA provides high quality early education with generous scholarships to help make it affordable for all children. NAEYC accredited and Georgia's highest 3 Star Quality Rating. Support the CDA to make a difference for generations.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
We are so fortunate to have the NF-CDA in our community for over 45 years with continued service the children. The results of educational programs and learning enviroment shows with the success of these children when they enter school.
The CDA provides an outstanding educational environment for pre-school age children, giving them a great start as they enter Elementary School. Not only does CDA ensure that the children are ready to begin school on a level playing field, they also provide financial assistance so that parents are able to afford to have their children attend the Child Development Association. Although the educational program is outstanding and deserves applause, what CDA does for families is equally important. It provides a safe environment for the children where they receive nutritious meals, learn social skills as well as academic skills, and gives struggling families who are working hard to provide for their children peace of mind while they work, knowing their children are exceptionally well-cared for.
North Fulton Child Development Association has served the needs of the community for 4 decades. What a tremendous job it has done. Through their educational program, they set the path to a bright future for the children in their programs, and give encouragement and hope to the families they serve. Families rely on this organization to assist them as they work to build a better future for their families and through educating their children. The children benefit from a warm, loving environment that focuses on teaching skills that will help them achieve success throughout their school years. How forutnate we are to have this wonderful organization in North Fulton County, GA.
Two things stand out to me about the CDA: the quality of their programs and the quality of the people who lead and run them. The CDA is an exemplary organization doing really important work in North Fulton County. Their investment into the children of low-income families is valuable now. But the real value will be experienced years from now. They are changing the trajectory of the lives of the kids they serve, giving them a strong educational and developmental head start. Not only that, but they are equipping the parents to do the same.
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.
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.
I volunteered a couple of times to help in painting the interior of the building and doing some clean-up work on the outside. It is a very worthwhile organization with an excellent staff and professional and dedicated leadership.
This is the first time that I am volunteering at this organization. I find the Staff to be very engaged with the students. They are very committed to the students.
CDA is a benchmark in excellence for providing high-quality child care to low-income children at risk for academic and social struggles if not for its focus on early literacy and pre-school education for its youngest citizens.
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.
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.
I have been a volunteer with the CDA for over 5 years. I have volunteered at a lot of organizations over three decades and the North Fulton Child Development Association is the one I continue to give an increasing amount of my time. The organization leverages it's resources (volunteer time, donations, grants, teachers, etc.) to deliver exceptional early childhood education to a population that could not afford it otherwise and has to a population with the greatest need. Enhancing the lives of these young children can redirect the lives of generations. Thanks to the CDA parents can work full-time jobs and raise the standard of living for their families without public assistance. These parents are so devoted to the education of their child they typically spend up to 20% of their income on childcare and purchase books at bookfares for their children to have reading material at home. The CDA has fostered this commitment to education and changes lives everyday.
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.
I'm impressed with the quality of services this organization offers to the community.
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.
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.
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.
I have been the Site Coordinator of the Smith Plantation since November, 2000. When I first got here we started doing an Easter Egg Hune for the CDA and have continued that all these years. We have conducted the hunts here at the Smith Plantation as well as taking the Easter Bunny and refreshments to the Cener. We have also taken up gifts at Christmas numerous years and delivered those to the Center. I have always been so impressed with the Center, the staff, and most of all the well behaved nice children. I have nothing but good things to say about the CDA. It has been and continues to be a real asset to the Roswell community, and I have enjoyed the Smith Plantation's assocaition with the CDA.
I had the opportunity to deliver toys that were donated by Roswell Woman's Club members to the CDA yesterday. These toys will be distributed during CDA's upcoming event "Santa's Toy Shop". This event encourages the parents of the children enrolled at the CDA to come and select toys for their child and place them under the tree from "Santa". When I arrived, the children were in the middle of enjoying a hot lunch, which btw looked delicious! Their smiling faces would melt anyone's heart, and I fought the urge to just "hang out" with them. Please help support the CDA. There are over 152 children at the CDA and the childcare services that they provide enable hardworking parents to maintain full-time employment to support their families. It is an honor and a privilege to help them in any way that I can.
The CDA has helped get children ready for elementary school giving them the advantages that they would not have if they stayed in private home care. The kids have a great time learning to socialize as well as acquiring the knowledge in reading and writing that will get them ready for kindergarten. Early childhood education, in particular the CDA makes a significant contribution to the community by preparing students for school. I have seen in person the smiling faces and joy expressed by the children enrolled in the CDA.
I am a member of the Roswell Women's club and over the past 5 years I have been able to work on several fundraising events that have contributed to this organzation. It is well known and respected my many people in the community.
The Child Development Association (CDA) is a crucial and vibrant nonprofit organization for families and children in North Atlanta. By providing early education and childcare for the children of low-income working families, they help create a strong foundation for hopeful futures for their precious students and their parents. The CDA staff, volunteer and supporters live out their hearts and passion for the organization and its families in everything they do. Schedule/stop by for a tour, and you’ll see the joy of learning on the students’ faces and never be the same again!
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.
I have volunteered at CDA on a regular basis for almost 2 years and have enjoyed getting to know the staff, teachers and children. The facility is exceptional- warm and well planned. The teachers are committed to the children and provide a nurturing environment. The Center also hosts after school events for the students and their families that provide education and training for all family members. CDA is an asset to the Roswell community.
I recently served at North Fulton Child Development Association, along with a group of high school students, and came away deeply impressed by everything they do. The whole environment was welcoming, colorful, life-filled, and energetic. I hope I have an opportunity to go back soon!
I took a group of high school students to spend the day at the North Fulton Child Development Association, and I was very impressed. The facilities were well kept, the staff was very nice and accommodating, and most important, the children were having fun and looked incredibly happy to be there. This is an amazing organization and I will definitely return for more volunteer opportunities!
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.
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.
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.
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
Its zeal to provide top quality pre-K education at the most important age in the development of children is unparalleled. The staff is well trained and totally committed to students and families. The CDAs careful attention to the funds that they have been entrusted results in better care and education of the children.
It is a proven fact that early education is a key element in the development of an individualÂ´s potential as a valuable contributor to society. The CDA, accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, is especially qualified to achieve this goal for the children of families that canÂ´t afford quality Pre-K eduction. Investing in these children is one of the best ways to guaranty a better community for years to come. Everyday I visit the school and bring visitors to know the CDA first hand my level of commitment to the goal at hand increases.
Fun, my abc's, songs and my colors I love being read to (circle time) Painting, creative arts playing in the playground with my friends. A pool at school. (entered by a GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)
CDA is truly a blessing to our family. The quality of care my son receives there exceeds expectations on a regular basis. All the teachers and staff that I interact with are engaged and pleasant. They all know my son and I believe they genuinely care for him. (entered by a GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)
I was a part time working mom, looking for an affordable and trustworthy day care. Through a friend I heard about the CDA, and applied right away. I could not believe how affordable and reliable the CDA was, I was blessed to have found a place like this. And now I know many families feel like I feel, (blessed).
I wish they had a program for the summer K-5. (entered by a GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)
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
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.
I have been involved with CDA for the past 20 years. Without this non-profit, single mothers and other low income families would not be able to enjoy the benefits of working to support their families. The children receive a top notch early education program which enables them to thrive once they enter elementary school. This is the epitomy of a 'teach them to fish' non-profit.
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.