SUPPORTING FAMILIES FOR MORE THAN 35 YEARS
In DeKalb County, only fifty-nine percent (59%) of low income families were enrolled in the statewide Pre-K program. Also, seventy-one percent (71%) of Georgia’s 4th graders were reading “below proficiency” according to state and national standardized tests. Scottdale Child Development & Family Resource Center is committed to providing access to affordable high quality early care education to low and moderate income families.
MAKING THE GRADE
of Scottdale Child Development & Family Resource Center is to enhance young children’s total development and strengthen their families and communities. Scottdale is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. Only 8% of all preschools and early childhood programs have met the criteria for accreditation.
Our programs provide ensure that children from all socio-economic backgrounds in central DeKalb have access to the early learning that will prepare them for success in school and beyond. The Scottdale School
is our center-based program that provides a NAEYC accredited education for up to 90 children from 7am to 6pm. 83% of our Lead Teachers have a Bachelor's or Master's degree and we maintain low student-to-teacher ratios. The Scottdale School provides a sliding scale, accepts subsidies and fundraises for scholarships to support low-income children. Currently, over 80% of our families are on scholarship, subsidy or sliding scale support due to their income.
The Clarkston READY School
is a free, half day, early learning and family engagement program that seeks to provide a culturally and literacy-rich environment where families can be engaged in their children’s early learning and school transition. The Clarkston READY School serves low-income children (Arabic speaking) ages 3 and 4 years old, and their families in an apartment complex located in Clarkston, Georgia.
The Scottdale Parents as Teachers Program
takes early childhood education into the homes of low-income single Moms and teaches them about ways to be an active partner in their child's early learning and school experience. (PAT) uses home visits to provide research-based child development training and parenting support.
This year, all contributions through Georgia Gives Day will support Scottdale's programs. Please help us raise the $5,000! One of the greatest needs of our organization is for general support for these programs and the small items that often are overlooked. These include fun activities like our annual Fall Fest, more important items such as Teacher Appreciation, and of course general support costs such as utilities and security.