Scottdale Early Learning, Inc. (formerly Scottdale Child Development and Family Resource Center) was founded in 1977 as a child development center within the Tobie Grant public housing community in Scottdale, Georgia, for residents struggling to find affordable, quality childcare. The needs of the local residents were discussed during a community improvement project; and as a result, the Scottdale Child Development center was created. The center’s first home was located in two converted public housing apartments, a modest 1710 square feet. In 1996, Scottdale completed a successful capital campaign and built a larger facility that enabled expansion of its offerings to include community support services and parent education.
Today, Scottdale provides both center-based and community-based early care and education services to a diverse group of children and families, with the central goal of increasing the rate of 4-year-old children who are ready to enter kindergarten. We help a diverse group of children develop social, emotional and physical skills development as well as pre-reading language/literacy skills and pre-math. Scottdale also contributes to the development and preservation of the Scottdale community by providing important services for neighborhood families. In addition to early care and education programs, Scottdale serves as a resource center for referrals to social and community services.