Community Group is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3)
organization that creates, manages and nurtures
high quality programs focused on education and
related services that support families.
Since opening the first Community Day Care Preschool
in 1970 we have relied on the generosity of
contributors to help us to provide programs and
services that respond to the needs of the children,
families, and educators that we serve. To make
a tax deductible contribution to support our work,
make a secure online donation above or please make
your check payable to the Community Group and
mail it to:
include your name and address so that we can
acknowledge your donation!
Questions? Contact us by telephone:
978-682-6628, or email
How Donations Provide
Vital Support For Our Programs
The Community Group
relies on donations to:
teacher training so that our programs reflect
industry standards for quality set by highly
professional organizations including the
National Association for the Education of Young
Children (NAEYC), the National Association for
Family Child Care (NAFCC), and the National
Afterschool Association (NAA).
comprehensive, literacy-based curriculum to
ensure that young children who speak Spanish as
a first language will develop English
proficiency skills essential to their school
parents encouragement, materials, and suggested
learning activities that support literacy and
learning at home.
with the school district, locating our
school-age programs in Lawrence elementary
schools, to give our school-age professionals
and elementary school teachers the opportunity
to plan activities that use out-of-school time
to improve student achievement.
ESL courses that draw English vocabulary from
the Massachusetts early learning standards.
Licensed child care professionals who speak
English as their second language enroll in these
courses to increase their English proficiency
and to deepen their understanding of the
Commonwealth’s expectations for early childhood
the low income, urban students that attend
Community Day Charter Public School the learning
supports and enrichment opportunities that rival
those available at the best public or private
schools to ensure that our students will be
successful in high school.
a commitment to maintain cherished community
landmarks, including the Olde Library, so that
they can continue to serve the educational needs
of children and families. The Olde Library
Building, which was built in the 1890’s and
served as the city’s public library until 1973,
was in dire need of repair and restoration when
it was purchased by the Community Group.
Today this building, and the abandoned lot upon
which we constructed a children’s play ground,
houses our business office, teacher training
center, parent education and family resource
center, child care resource and referral
counselors, and the Community Day Charter Public
School Early Learning Center.
up-to-date technology that supports efficient
program administration and offers the tools that
teachers need to teach and students need to