The Child Development Association (CDA) will celebrate the grand opening of its newly renovated building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, August 31st at 10:00 a.m. Guests will gather for a ceremony, refreshments, entertainment, and building tours to celebrate the renovations. Roswell Mayor Jere Wood will do the CDA the honor of cutting the ribbon to officially open the renovated building.  Elected officials will attend this event along with CDA alumni, who will reunite to celebrate the new look and feel of the place where they first started their educational journey.

This project began in 2005, starting with the replacement of the building’s roof, and continued through this summer with renovations of the building’s lighting, HVAC system, and paint colors.  An updated kitchen has substantially helped our food service program run more efficiently and effectively. The new architectural and more colorful design will benefit the children and teachers by providing a more user-friendly and comfortable space in which to learn and teach.

All of the building renovations were completed in an eco-friendly manner, as maintaining and promoting environmentally friendly practices stands as an important value of CDA.  The building is in the process of becoming LEED certified.

CDA felt a strong need for these renovations in order to make sure the students had a wonderful space in which to experiment and learn, while providing the staff with a comfortable workplace. “We renovated this building so our children experience the best possible environment to learn and grow in.  The teachers and staff deserve a setting where they can maximize their skill in the extremely important job of giving these children an opportunity to succeed,” says Donna Smythe, Executive Director.  “These renovations help us achieve our mission of enabling the preschool children from low-income, working families to make a great start toward a bright future.”

Since 1968, the Child Development Association has been dedicated to providing high quality early learning programs to children ages one through five who come from economically disadvantaged families.  The CDA also provides health screenings, meals and supplemental parent services.  These programs help CDA families achieve economic self-sufficiency while providing children with a great chance for success.

Please visit or call the Child Development Association (770) 992-4339 for more information.

Visual opportunities begin at 10:30 a.m. at the ribbon-cutting site at the side of the building at the prekindergarten entrance.  The Child Development Association is located at 89 Grove Way, Roswell, GA 30075.

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