Our Mission & History
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.
Serving children and families since 1995
In response to input from parents and stakeholders, the first service provided in the new center was year-round, full-day early education and care for children of preschool age, three and four years old. That program was soon expanded and classrooms were added to serve children from one month to age three. CCCP programs were the first and only full-year programs on the Outer Cape for the birth to 5 population.
A Solid, Grass-roots Foundation
Building on its solid grassroots foundation, Cape Cod Children’s Place proceeded to develop free parent education programs and free playgroups promoting early literacy and community connections for isolated families. These programs grew to other locations throughout the Lower and Outer Cape and are now reaching the Mid-Cape region. As community needs have evolved, CCCP has continued to develop new services to meet those needs, including programs to support families affected by substance use disorder and support groups for grandparents raising grandchildren.
“Being new to the area as well as a semi-new parent, the array of services CCCP provides has been a godsend! Not having my toddler in childcare just yet, you can imagine how hard it is to constantly entertain a very high-energy little boy. Not only have the playgroups given him an outlet to ‘get the wiggles out’, they have provided us the opportunity to meet and talk with other parents.”
—CCCP program participant