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March 31, 2015

Pictured from left to right are Danielle Hunt, Scottdale's Director of Finance and Operations, Maryum Lewis, Scottdale's Executive Director, Noddie G. from MAXIMUS, and Tre M. from MAXIMUS.

This week MAXIMUS employees visited Scottdale Child Development & Family Resource Center, a 2015 Spring MAXIMUS Foundation grantee.

The Scottdale Child Development & Family Resource Center in Georgia has provided high quality early care learning to low income children for more than 35 years, equipping parents to be active participants in their children’s development.

The MAXIMUS Foundation grant supports the Scottdale Parents as Teachers (PAT) program. This program uses home visits to provide child development training and parenting support to low-income families. The program is founded on the concept that parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers and that children’s early years (birth – 5 years old) provide the foundation for their later learning and school achievement.

By increasing parents’ knowledge of child development and increasing their level of positive attachment and active involvement with their children through home and center-based activities, the Scottdale PAT program helps to improve the quality of the home learning environment for vulnerable children, thereby improving children’s chances for long-term school success.

We are so proud to continue our partnership with Scottdale Child Development & Family Resource Center and appreciate their taking the time to visit with our team. 

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