Welcome to the CDA! The Children's Development Academy (CDA) is a non-profit preschool providing high-quality learning programs to children whose families otherwise couldn't afford it. The brain development that happens in the first five years of a child's life impacts their success in school and life. The CDA's vision is Best Start. Brightest Future. Every Child.
Who We Serve
Children each year, ages 1 through Pre-K from the Northern Arc of Greater Atlanta.
Accredited by the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for meeting the 10 standards of high-quality early education—Only 4% of childcare centers in Georgia receive this accreditation.
Three Star Quality Rating from the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning—the Best possible rating given to only 10% of the eligible child care providers in Georgia.
CDA kids read
books at home, and
books are placed in children's homes.
Help CDA make a difference!
Down Home on the Derby May 6, 2023
The annual Down Home Derby fundraiser each May raises proceeds to support the CDA’s mission of affording all children in our community high-quality early education.
Party on the Playground October 14, 2023
The grownups take over the playground for the CDA’s annual fall fundraiser, Party on our Playground.
Thank Yous and Brews June 14 2023
All donors and volunteers are invited to celebrate the impact of their gifts on the next generation. Watch for your invitation.
When we were young...
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