Hyannis, MA, March 8, 2019- After months of reflection and deliberation, the Board of Cape Cod Child Development Program has chosen to enter into a management and affiliation agreement with Job Training and Employment Corporation. The Hyannis based organization is a private non-profit corporation that administers both federal and state workforce development grants and offers fiscal and operational oversight for local non-profits. “Cape Cod Child Development provides quality services to thousands of children and families across our region,” says Board President Sheryl Walsh, “and recent challenges, both fiscal and programmatic, have led us to make a positive transitional decision.” Walsh further states that the affiliation with JTEC enables CCCDP to continue delivering service to Cape Cod and the Islands’ children and families. “JTEC has an established track record for successful restructuring and continuation of important programs and vital services, such as the ones we have provided for many years.” Kristina E. Dower, President and Career Center Director for MassHIRE Cape and Islands Career Center, said “the JTEC Board was delighted to affiliate with Cape Cod Child Development. They have an important mission in our community, and we want to help them meet the increased demand for quality preschool, childcare and Early Intervention services.” CCCDP’s current Head Start grant expires June 30, 2019. The Office of Head Start has contracted with a Denver based agency, Community Development Institute (CDI) to administer the Head Start program on the Cape until a new grantee is awarded. CDI is an organization that has provided Head Start interim management services to over 200 programs across the country. They work closely with organizations to ensure successful transitions during the interim management period between Head Start programs. Please note that after the Head Start contract ends in June, CCCDP will continue to provide preschool services to over 200 children, and operate all of its other programs. Cape Cod Child Development is a non-profit organization committed to providing care for the children and families of Cape Cod and the Islands. For additional information on Cape Cod Child Development, please visit www.cccdp.org.