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Not-For-Profit Spotlight on: Cape Cod Development Program, Inc.

May 23, 2018
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For over 47 years, the non-profit organization Cape Cod Child Development Program (CCCDP) has supported more than 3,000 children and families with child development, education, and advocacy services on Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Wareham, MA. CCCDP is headquartered in Hyannis, MA, with 14 locations across Wareham, Cape Cod, and Nantucket. In these areas, early intervention staff visit the homes of children ages 0 to 3, who are at risk of disability or delays.

CCCDP’s mission is to provide world-class child and family-focused programs that nurture each child’s potential. Through their various programs, children are able to reach their full potential and contribute to the thriving communities they live in. Some of the amazing ways they are transforming their communities include:

  • 1,000 infants and toddlers at risk of disabilities or delays are supported through early intervention efforts.
  • 500 children from low-income families receive quality preschool education and family support through Head Start programs.
  • 35 family child care centers care for more than 600 children across the Cape.
  • 150 school children benefit from homework help, physical activities, and social time at before and after school programs.
  • Up to 500 parents and children ages 0 to 5, who are not enrolled in preschool, are engaged with activities designed to help children get ready to learn in school through our Families Unlimited Network (F.U.N.) of community activities.

CCDP’s Head Start program serves children ages 3 to 5 years old, from low-income households, providing them with critical social, emotional, and educational experiences that are necessary to be ready to learn when they enter public kindergarten. The organization is currently running an “Adopt a Classroom” fundraiser to raise community funds for a total refresh of the classrooms serving these children; to keep the school up with best practices; and, to ensure the children have well-stocked supplies. If you’d like to support the program, donations are still being accepted. Visit their website to learn more about other programs.

“As a regional leader in early childhood education and development, our organization is being approached by other smaller organizations for potential mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships. Financial transparency and best accounting practices are essential to our ability to successfully pursue these partnerships and mergers, which will result in greater organizational efficiency and thus, greater impact for the children and families of Cape Cod and the Islands. We are pleased to have Citrin Cooperman as part of our financial team as we navigate these potential opportunities and changes.” –
Anne B. Colwell, Chief Executive Officer