Community Development Center
113 Eaglette Way
Shelbyville TN 37160
Therapist Teaching Reading & Sight Skills
Mission Statement
Providing supports and services to children, families and individuals with disabilities while addressing the health and well-being of all persons in the communities in which we serve.
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Anita Teague
Board Chair Mrs. Anna Childress
Board Chair Company Affiliation Marshall County Board of Commissioners
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1972
Former Names
Child Development Center of Bedford, Marshall and Lincoln Counties
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
Projected Expenses $2,124,061.00
Projected Annual Revenue $2,124,432.00 (2018)
Mission Providing supports and services to children, families and individuals with disabilities while addressing the health and well-being of all persons in the communities in which we serve.
Background Founded in 1972 in the Shelbyville Episcopal Church of the Redeemer as the Child Development Center, the program has evolved into an agency serving seventeen counties in the South Central & Middle parts of Tennessee. Its focus to serve young children with developmental disabilities as well as provide support coordination for adults with disabilities has remained the centerpiece of the agency. Programs including support for families with disabilities and providing behavior therapy services to children with autism are dimensions of service which the agency has undertaken. These services complement the mission and expand our capabilities to change lives.
The Community Development's most significant accomplishments during this past year were (1) the development and opening of the Children's Center for Autism; (2) providing quality early intervention therapy to over 250 children and their families; (3) supporting over 320 individuals through the Independent Support Coordination program; and (4) providing flexible supports services to over 220 families through the Family Support program.
Goals for the current year are (1) to expand services within the Children's Center for Autism program to further meet the needs of the community; (2) provide quality early intervention services including expanding to provide assessments to those not receiving developmental therapy; (3) to develop programming under the Employment and Community First CHOICES program; (4) to create an Employment Services program to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and to (5) update the agency's strategic plan. 
(1) Expansion of the Children's Center for Autism program will provide the capacity to serve this growing area of need. 
(2) Funding to support the development of an Employment Services program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
(3) Volunteers to serve on the local community Advisory Boards. 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers
Secondary Organization Category Education / Special Education
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Bedford
TN - Coffee
TN - Franklin
TN - Giles
TN - Hickman
TN - Lawrence
TN - Lincoln
TN - Marshall
TN - Maury
TN - Moore
TN - Rutherford
TN - Wayne
TN - Davidson
TN - Lewis
TN - Williamson
TN - Dickson
TN - Perry
South Central and Middle Tennessee
Board Chair Statement The efforts and contributions of the Community Development Center have been invaluable both to the individuals and families served as well as the communities in which the programs are located. I am grateful to serve as chairman of the CDC Governing Board for those efforts and contributions. The agency has made a critical difference to over 850 families who live in the South Central District through the provision of direct services in the early intervention programs, support coordination of services for adults with disabilities, supports to families who have a member with a disability and behavior therapy for children with autism. This clearly has a dramatic effect on many lives! The primary reason for my years of long involvement and investment in this cause is because I believe there is no more relevant and powerful hands-on program available anywhere to turn a child's life around at an early age. The significant differences in these lives are known to over 89 Advisory Board members who take a hands-on role in their local communities and I speak on behalf of those board members as well. The funding of these programs, providing adequate salaries to staff for their commitments in performing excellent jobs as well as the ongoing guiding of the agency to fulfill its mission are areas of challenges. However, the long term results make these challenges surmountable and as a Board, we gladly undertake them.
CEO Statement The Community Development Center has impacted the lives of persons with disabilities since 1972. Through dedicated staff, board members, volunteers, and community members, the programs of the agency have continued to grow and develop to meet the increasing needs within our communities.  Our agency provides a variety of programs that together serve individuals with intellectual and developmental delays and disabilities birth through the end of life.  All programs work with families and the person's support group and provide services, supports, and referrals to meet the needs of the individual.  The communities in South Central and Middle Tennessee are very supportive and the Community Development Center works with many partnering agencies to provide needed services in our area.

Approximately 280 infants and toddlers with  a developmental delay or qualifying disability receive early intervention services each year through the CDC. All services are provided in the child’s natural environment, including their home or child care program. Parents are active participants in home based early intervention services as degreed CDC teachers’ model activities and assist parents to create learning opportunities within their daily routines. Each early intervention program is part of an interagency community which provides a collaborative approach to addressing the needs of young children and their families.


Budget 681773
Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5), People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities, People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Short Term Success

In conjunction with the Tennessee Early Intervention System, short-term goals are defined by the strengths and needs of each individual child receiving services. Goals are established with the family to ensure their specific priorities are addressed.  A CDC teacher works with caregivers to support the child in achieving their goals by incorporating learning opportunities into the daily routine. Progress toward goals is recorded after each session with developmental assessments conducted on a six month basis to compare achievements and project toward new skills.  Last year, of the 122 children discharged from the program, only 49 (40%) required further special education services.



Long term Success The Child Development Center has been serving children with disabilities and developmental delays since 1972.  The longevity of the program and the number of families who seek services each year is a strong indicator of its long term success. 
Program Success Monitored By The CDC is monitored by the Tennessee Department of Education.  Parent and Board surveys are conducted on an annual basis to ensure that the highest quality of Early Intervention service is being maintained throughout the eight county service area. Data is collected and analyzed on a monthly basis to ensure referrals to the program, enrollment numbers, and that service delivery remains consistent. Documentation indicating the number of children transitioning from the program into typical environments versus entering a special education classroom is maintained.
Examples of Program Success "Becky" was born with severe hearing loss.  She was almost a year old before receiving hearing aids, causing her communications skills to be delayed.  While attending our program, by age three, Becky was talking in three and four word sentences.  As her speech developed, Becky stopped using signs and gestures to communicate her needs. When she was discharged from the center, Becky continued to receive speech therapy, but did not require special classroom services from the local school system.

The Independent Support Coordination (ISC) service provides service coordination to 320 individuals throughout middle TN counties.  Working with individuals, families and provider agencies, using a person centered approach to develop home, residential, day and community programs that meet each person’s unique needs and interests.  The program operates under the policies and guidelines of the TN Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD).  The CDC ISC program is recognized as a “4 Star” rated program according to DIDD quality standards.

Budget 868792
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served Adults, People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities, People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Short Term Success Program short term success is reflected in examples that demonstrate how efforts of the ISC have moved individuals to achieving goals that enhance everyday lives.  Personal examples of short term successes include Kathy who is now able to give back to her community as she volunteers at Meals On Wheels, Nancy who shares her genuine optimism with a ready smile during her work day at a local Belk's, and Mary who represents friends and peers in local and statewide advocacy meetings and conferences.
Long term Success Program long term success is demonstrated as ISC staff guide the individuals served to realize a lifestyle that reflects a person centered focus.  Success is measured by each person living in a community environment that includes natural as well as paid supports developed to meet unique choice as well as need.  In this ideal state, the ability to reach the full potential of health, safety, and quality of life is seen as common place.
Program Success Monitored By Monitoring the ISC program to assure it is maintaining a high quality of service coordination is performed on a monthly basis by the internal Quality Assurance Manager.  An in-depth probe and review of a sampling of client records are performed each month with a detailed report to the coordinator concerning the strength and weaknesses in the coordination.  Evaluations and quality reviews are performed by the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and TennCare.
Examples of Program Success Program success is shown through testimonials of the individuals served as well as by family members to recognize the role an ISC plays towards loved ones reaching goals.  "My ISC always comes to talk with me and if I need anything, she listens to what I say and helps me."

"My son has needed hearing aids for several years but we could not afford them.  We have never received any help with this until the ISC started working with us, she helped John to get the hearing aids."

"My son was not able to stay in a day program because he could not tolerate the noise and activity of the sheltered workshop.  Now, with the help of the ISC, he gets personal assistance services from our home.  He has been able to get a part-time job and also joined the local recreation center.  We did not believe he could actually get a job and be happy, but this has happened with our ISC's help."

Family Support provides flexible support services to approximately 220 families in six counties: Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Lincoln, Marshall and Moore. Services include home modifications, specialized equipment, respite care, and medical travel reimbursement. A Council of thirteen members oversees the approval eligibility process and allocates funding, while a coordinator implements the program. There were 57 individuals removed from the waiting list in 2015 and provided services, 18 of which received supports due to local funding and successful fundraisers. Natural resources and referrals to community services are incorporated into the support management.

Budget 269367
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities, People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities, People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Short Term Success Short term success is exemplified through a child being funded to participate in a therapeutic riding program. Tuition payment for a camping experience, modification of a car for a multiple-impaired individual in order to get to doctor appointments, and creating opportunities for a better life through supports.
Long term Success The long term success of the Family Support program is measured by the number of families who, by receiving financial and resource coordination, can have their developmentally challenged family member experience a better quality of life while living in their own home.
Program Success Monitored By Monitoring of the program success includes individual satisfaction surveys from each recipient, an annual financial and program audit conducted by the Finance and Administration Division of Tennessee state government and monitoring by the Family Support District Council.
Examples of Program Success Individual success is exemplified through families who have a better quality of life. Family Support success is a grandmother, the sole care giver of a developmentally impaired child, who utilized funding for respite care to return to school after losing her job at a local factory. A family support example of success of providing the funding for new leg braces for a child. Keeping families together is the best success of the program.

Despite the success of the program the ongoing challenge is to address the waiting list of those who have been without this service for months and years.  Today there are 6,000 TN families waiting for services.
Description The Children’s Center for Autism’s mission is to help young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in South Central Middle Tennessee realize their full potential through individualized and collaborative treatment.  The CCA provides a combination of individualized and group intervention in a structured setting for children ages 18 months to 5 years old and individualized treatment to children ages 18 months through twelve. All services provided are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. We hold the belief that for skills to be truly meaningful to a child’s life they must be able to be used in more than one setting, and therefore parent/family training is a key component of this program.
Budget 252687
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Specific Populations
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5), People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities, Families
Short Term Success Short term goals are determined individually based on the strengths and needs of each child. The families of children that receive intervention work as a team with the clinical coordinator to address specific goals to help the child reach their full potential. Progress for goals is assessed weekly with the CCA team, and monthly with the family of the child. Each child has a specific family support plan that is reviewed every three months to assess specific progress for each goal. Currently, all children in the program have made significant progress that has been observed not only in the therapeutic setting, but also in school and at home.
Long term Success The Children’s Center for Autism (CCA) has been open since February 2016 and the surrounding communities have shown great interest and support. The program has grown quickly and there is currently a waiting list for services. The community has requested the CCA to provide services to a variety of age groups, as well as to provide community education to different active groups. CCA staff have attended many speaking engagements to better educate our community on Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Program Success Monitored By Each child receives an assessment of basic language skills upon entering the center. This assessment is completed every six months to determine the progress made for each individual child. Families complete stress indicators every six months to measure levels of stress and how much this program has decreased stress in each family. The program overall is monitored by the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and follows the Behavior Analyst’s Certification Board’s code of ethics to ensure that best practices are utilized in every way. Parent and Board surveys are conducted on an annual basis to ensure that the highest quality of intervention is being maintained.
Examples of Program Success

Bobby, a young boy with Autism, began receiving services one month into starting the program. He came to the center without any meaningful vocalizations. Occasionally he would say random words not in context of the given activity. His mother had reported that she struggled receiving an appropriate diagnosis, and he received speech therapy for over a year. Three weeks into receiving services he began repeating certain words. After beginning a new requesting procedure, he began only using vocalizations, and no longer uses sign language. His mother was able to watch a video of her child saying his first meaningful words, and has reported that he is now talking at home. His teachers and speech therapists are both amazed at his progress.

Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Anna Childress
Company Affiliation Marshall County Board of Commissioners
Term July 2016 to June 2019
Board Members
Mr. Andy Bobo AttorneyBobo Hunt and WhiteVoting
Ms. Anna Childress ChairmanMarshall County CommissionerVoting
Mr. William Christie Shelbyville City CouncilVoting
Mr. Scott Cocanougher Financial SecretaryFirst Community BankVoting
Mr. Rick Darling Custom Packaging, IncVoting
Mr. Chesley Enloe ParentVoting
Ms. Yesenia Garcia ParentVoting
Mr. Garrett Gordon Chairman, EmeritusShelbyville LumberExofficio
Mr. Gary Haile Interested CitizenVoting
Mr. Joe Hunt Ex-OfficioH. B. Cowan InsuranceExofficio
Ms. Sarah Hunt FounderRetiredExofficio
Ms. Marilyn Massengale Ex-OfficioMotlow CollegeExofficio
Mrs. Tami Newcomb Voting
Ms. Amie Newsom SecretaryCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mr. James Russell, Jr Interested Citizen, Marshall CountyVoting
Ms. Julie Sanders Vice ChairBedford County Board of CommissionersVoting
Mr. Mike Stone Interested CitizenVoting
Ms. Jane Townes Ex-OfficioCommunity VolunteerExofficio
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 73%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 75%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 80%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Mrs. Julie Sanders
Company Affiliation Bedford County Board of Commissioners
Term July 2016 to June 2019
Standing Committees
Advisory Board
Board Governance
Development / Fund Raising
Risk Management Provisions
Accident & Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Automobile Insurance & Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Commercial General Liability & D and O & Umbrella or Excess & Automobile & Professional
Crime Coverage
Directors & Officers Policy
General Property Coverage & Professional Liability
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Workers Compensation & Employers' Liability
CEO Comments The Community Development Center has impacted the lives of persons with disabilities since 1972. Through conscientious oversight and guidance of the Board of Directors and adherence to the guiding principles of Best Practices, the agency has and is continuing to fulfill its mission of REACHING OUT TO SERVE.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mrs. Anita Teague
Term Start July 2013

Anita Teague accepted the position of Executive Director to the Community Development Center in July of 2013 and is very passionate about serving others and meeting the needs of the communities in which we serve.

Anita holds a Master of Science Degree in Counseling and Student Personnel Services from Kansas State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science from Kentucky Wesleyan College with a major in Communication Arts and a minor in Biology.

Before joining the Community Development Center Anita has worked in Nonprofit Management, Children’s Programming, and Higher Education Administration.

Former CEOs
Ms. Sarah Hunt -
Ms Kathy Joyner Jan 1980 - Dec 1988
Full Time Staff 35
Part Time Staff 4
Volunteers 150
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 76%
Community Resource Center - Nashville2007
United Way Member Agency2000
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)2008
Tullahoma Chamber of Commerce2016
Tennessee Disability Coalition2016
The ARC of Tennessee2016
Tennessee Council on Children and Youth2014
Center for Nonprofit Management CEO Network2014
External Assessments and Accreditations
External Assessments and Accreditations
Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities2007
Silver Award Employee CampaignUnited Way of Bedford County2005
Marvin Runyon Salute To Excellence, Runner-UpCenter for Nonprofit Management1995
Senior Staff
Title Early Childhood Director
Experience/Biography BA in Business Management and Human Relations, Treveca Nazarene University, TN Early Intervention Manager, Child Development Center, Shelbyville, TN
Title Independent Support Coordination Program Manager
Experience/Biography Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Walden University and an Associate in Human Services from State University, New York. She holds the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services Independent Support Coordination certification and has sixteen years experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
Title Business Manager
CEO Comments The Community Development Center has impacted the lives of persons with disabilities since 1972. Through conscientious oversight, guidance of the Board of Directors and adherence to the guiding principles of Best Practices, the agency has and is continuing to fulfill its mission of REACHING OUT TO SERVE.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30 2018
Projected Revenue $2,124,432.00
Projected Expenses $2,124,061.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 0%
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Revenue$2,011,738$1,884,569$1,950,343
Total Expenses$2,019,991$1,894,979$1,846,130
Revenue Less Expenses($8,253)($10,410)$104,213
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$1,572,230$1,681,817$1,691,968
Individual Contributions$261,436$62,194$94,204
Investment Income, Net of Losses$8,385$5,765$3,864
Membership Dues$0$0$18,117
Special Events$59,762$72,278$76,615
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$1,761,386$1,645,225$1,592,616
Administration Expense$258,605$249,754$253,514
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.000.991.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses87%87%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$2,514,294$2,474,633$2,458,555
Current Assets$2,023,050$1,966,246$1,906,112
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$152,897$34,481$78,495
Total Net Assets$2,361,397$2,369,650$2,380,060
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities13.2357.0224.28
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants $1,572,230Government Grants $1,681,817Government Grants $1,691,968
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts, and Grants $261,436Fundraising Events $72,278Contributions, Gifts & Grants $94,204
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Revenue $64,265Contributions, Gifts & Grants $62,194Fundraising Events $76,615
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires Dec 2018
Solicitations Permit
CS Permit 2018 Financial Comments
Financial data taken from Form 990.
Financial Statements completed by Winnett Associates, PLLC.
Form 990 prepared internally by the nonprofit.
Comment provided by Nicole Rose 01/29/2018.
Nonprofit Community Development Center
Address 113 Eaglette Way
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Primary Phone (931) 684-8681
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Anita Teague
Board Chair Mrs. Anna Childress
Board Chair Company Affiliation Marshall County Board of Commissioners
Year of Incorporation 1972
Former Names
Child Development Center of Bedford, Marshall and Lincoln Counties