Blessings for Back to School
Blessings for Back to School

This year, we are asking members of the north metro faith community to support the Children's Development Academy's mission of providing high-quality early childhood education for students from low-income families through a new campaign: Blessings for Back to School.

Since 1967, the Children's Development Academy (CDA) has offered extremely affordable early care and learning programs to children who otherwise would not be able to attend preschool. Our founders believed the best way to fight poverty in their community was to start with the children, and we continue that mission today by serving at-risk children in the greater north metro arc of Atlanta. The CDA's NAEYC-accredited and Georgia Three-Star Quality Rated program gives all children in our community the best chance to be prepared for Kindergarten regardless of their families' circumstances. 

Here's how you can help:

Pray -- ask your members to say a special prayer for our teachers and students as they return to school in August.

Donate -- a donation of $250 will fund one week of accredited preschool, including 2 meals and snacks each day, for one deserving student. Click here to pay by credit card, or make a pledge.

Engage -- contact us to schedule a CDA Ambassador to speak to your congregation, mission group, or class. We would love to share our mission with you!

Blessings for Back to School Campaign donors will be celebrated on a special banner at our school entrance through September. Make your donation by July 29 to have your logo included. Donors will also have the opportunity to join us on Monday, August 8 for a special welcome celebration for our students as they arrive at school. More details will be shared later this summer. 

We hope you will consider adding the CDA to the organizations that you support by joining Blessings for Back to School. For more information, please visit our website at
Donna Clayton
Director of Development
770-992-4339 x204