The mission of Scottdale Early Learning is to provide early education that fosters the intellectual, creative, social, emotional, and physical development of our students. We mitigate socioeconomic disadvantages through high-quality education, family involvement, and community engagement, ensuring that all students we serve are ready for kindergarten.
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.