Premier Child Development Academy, Inc.

Cindra B. Taylor has over 35 years of experience in the management of non-profit organizations. Currently she serves as the Executive Director of Premier Child Development Academy, Inc., and has served in this capacity since 1996. In this role, she is responsible for the planning and daily administration of two (2) childcare centers. Under her leadership all centers have achieved accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and have maintained this status for fifteen (15) years. Ms. Taylor also serves as the President of the National Black Child Development Institute, Atlanta Affiliate (NBCDI) who is dedicated to improving the quality of life for African American children.

Prior to joining Premier Academy, she served as the Director of Administrative Services for the YWCA of Greater Atlanta. Her experience as the Assistant Fiscal Affairs Director of the American Red Cross added to her abilities to work in a Board Structure and a non-profit environment. Ms. Taylor was educated at Clark Atlanta University where she received her B.S. degree in Business Administration and received her Master’s degree in Leadership Administration at Shorter University.

Ms. Taylor has sound financial management skills and has skills in Board Relations that have lead organizations in strategic planning techniques designed to ensure long-term success. Ms. Taylor shares her techniques of providing quality child care by serving as a training facilitator and mentor to other childcare programs and providers statewide. For the past five years she has served as a Professional Consultant for Educational Access, Inc. as a facilitator for Child Development courses. Program design and implementation is one of Ms. Taylor’s strong suits. She developed a blueprint for the local Born Learning initiative for Atlanta through collaborative efforts of United Way of Metro Atlanta and BCDI-Atlanta and has effectively created a model for faith-based communities.

Taylor is active in the childcare industry and has served on Board of Directors for organizations such as the Georgia Association for Young Children and the Early Learning Center. She was appointed to serve on the Early Child Care and Education Task Force for the City of Atlanta, Wise Choices for Georgia’s Children Committee, the Office of School Readiness Steering Committee, and the Georgia Partnership for Successful School Transition Team. Currently she serves on the Georgia Leadership team for Strengthening Families and the Birth to Five Coalition for the State of Georgia.

She is also a member of several organizations for the enhancement of quality education for young children such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and also a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Her affiliation with the YWCA allowed her to take advantage of several global and local assignments with an emphasis on poverty and the well being of children.