The planning for Cape Cod Children’s Place started in April 1990 to establish a center to serve families and children in the Lower and Outer Cape towns of Brewster, Chatham, Eastham, Harwich, Orleans, Provincetown, Truro and Wellfleet. In November 1992, a state grant was awarded to be managed through the Town of Eastham for the construction of CCCP. In subsequent years, CCCP has continued to receive various grants from the State of Massachusetts and support from regional and local organizations, and individuals.
We opened our doors in September 1995 to our first preschoolers as a formally incorporated non-profit agency. The toddler program began shortly after, and later we added infant care. The Early Education Programs serve children from the ages of one month to five years.
Our Family Support Programs started in 1998, with free playgroups and family activities, and soon expanded to include free parent education and family support services.
During 1999 with additional grant funding, the Early Childhood Resource Center was created. The Resource Center enabled various local Educators to use and borrow equipment from our location. (Presently, funding for the Resource Center has disappeared.)
In 2006, in collaboration with Seamen’s Bank, our Sea Babies satellite infant/toddler program was born at the Wellfleet Council of Aging.
In addition to the Early Childhood Education Programs housed on Ballwic Rd. in Eastham, and at the Wellfleet Council of Aging, Cape Cod Children’s Place also sponsors:
Family support consultations
Information and referrals
Lower Cape emergency childcare tuition assistance
Parent education & support groups
Cape Cod Children’s Place is supported by grants from MA Dept. of Early Education and Care; MA Children’s Trust, funding from local municipalities, churches, private contributions, and Early Childhood program fees.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & CARE
Cape Cod Children’s Place strives to provide exceptional and enriching programs to support the crucial early learning years. We believe in building a strong foundation in social emotional development of children
Cape Cod Children’s Place recognizes that parenting is the most important job, and at times, the most challenging one any of us can embark on. Our family support uses a strength-based approach to support all families
Cape Cod Children’s Place believes healthy families are a reﬂection of strong communities. We partner with our local schools, libraries and other community businesses and agencies to oﬀer free early literacy