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Celebrating 25 years in 2020!
Cape Cod Children’s Place opened its doors in 1995, after an extensive community process that identified the needs of local children and families.
Grateful for support
CCCP is grateful for those who support the important work we do strengthening families and our community. Below is a list of those we partner with, click to learn more about their important work.
A Solid, Grass-roots Foundation
Since 1995, Cape Cod Children’s Place has provided affordable, high quality licensed early education and care, family support, and community engagement by using evidence-based programs delivered by qualified staff. Building on its solid grassroots foundation, Cape Cod Children’s Place developed free parent education programs, parent-child engagement programs promoting early literacy, home visiting and community connections for vulnerable families with young children. Our government funding enables us to offer free family and child programs available in Mid, Lower and Outer Cape. As community needs have evolved, we have continued to develop new services to meet those needs, including programs to support families through the Cape and Islands who are impacted by substance use. We offer evidence-based programs and support groups for fathers, grandparents raising grandchildren, caregivers with postpartum depression, and many more marginalized populations striving to raise their young children in a safe and nurturing home.
From the Beginning
Seamen’s Bank has been with us since the beginning.
The outermost towns of Cape Cod are isolated communities with a low year-round population that is heavily dependent on low-wage jobs and a seasonal economy. As a result, affordable, licensed early education and care is limited or non-existent. Parents cannot afford to pay the fees that early education and care providers must be charged in order to pay a living wage to professional early childhood teachers and staff. For decades, working parents on the Outer Cape depended on family members or neighbors to care for their children. But that solution did not work for the year-round businesses that need a trained, dependable workforce. In September 2003, one of those employers, Seamen’s Bank, sent two high-level staff to a meeting at Cape Cod Children’s Place. When they were asked “What do you need from us?”, they replied “We need childcare for infants and toddlers,” and offered their support that ultimately would help the bank retain its trained staff after their parental leave for a new baby had ended. From that meeting, an innovative partnership was born due to the visionary leadership of one committed employer: Seamen’s Bank.
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