Mission:

TO PROMOTE, DELIVER, AND EXPAND THE BEST EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN, PARENTS, AND EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONALS. SEE SCHEDULE O FOR CONTINUATION.


 www.childcaregroup.org
 |  1420 W MOCKINGBIRD LN STE 300 Dallas TX 75247-4973

Childcaregroup is headquartered in Dallas, TX, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 75-0800634.  Donations are tax-deductible. It is classified by the IRS as a Charitable Organization. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 1942.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Overall Score
BETA

85

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.

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Finance & Accountability Score
BETA

85

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score

This Beta V1 of Finance Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from latest filing year 2018.



Finance & Accountability Rating Highlights

Higher Effect on Score

Board Composition

26/26 Independent

We look for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of members identified as independent.

Lower Effect on Score

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

75.59%

Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

Total Revenue

$19,139,980

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Finance & Accountability Report

85

of 100 points (BETA)

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Overview

Overview

The Finance and Accountability Score provides a basic measure for organizational health. At this time, it comprises 100% of a charity's Overall Score.

Program Expense Ratio

90.86%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


For a passing score, Charity Navigator looks for a ratio of 70% or higher. Charities in the 50%-70% range receive zero points for their Program Expense Ratio score. Charities that fall below 50% will receive zero points for both of their financial metric scores, Program Expense Ratio AND Liabilities to Assets Ratio.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

26/26 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Review/Financial Audit

Audited

Higher effect on score


For organizations larger than $1million in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an audit.


This indicator is not part of the score for organizations less than $250k in total revenue and is removed from the scoring methodology.


For charities under $1 million but over $250K in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an Audit, Review or Compilation.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

75.59%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.


Source: IRS Form 990

Website Listed

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component


Source: IRS Form 990

Data Sources

IRS Forms 990 are provided courtesy of Foundation Center.

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Charity Navigator assesses how well a nonprofit delivers on its mission. To issue an Impact & Results score, we estimate the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determine whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


No Score

We have not issued this nonprofit an Impact & Results score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for one of the following reasons:

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet gotten to scoring it.

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet developed the specific algorithms to estimate the impact of the type of service it delivers and so cannot issue a score yet.

  • The nonprofit does not primarily deliver services directly to beneficiaries or it is not reasonable to expect the nonprofit to measure impact for its primary activity. The impact analysis framework that we use is not well suited to these nonprofits.

  • The nonprofit is not heavily reliant on individual donors because beneficiaries fund a majority of its costs or it does not receive any private charitable contributions.

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Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Childcaregroup reported its three largest programs on its FY 2018 Form 990 as:


$5,693,023

Spent in most recent FY

33%

Percent of program expenses


CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE (CCA) - CHILDCAREGROUP MANAGES THE TWO CCA PROGRAMS IN DALLAS COUNTY AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS (JEFFERSON, HARDIN, AND ORANGE COUNTIES). THESE PROGRAMS SUBSIDIZE THE COST OF CARE FOR 2 ... (More)


$3,589,343

Spent in most recent FY

21%

Percent of program expenses


HEAD START CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS - OPERATE HEAD START PROGRAMS FOR LOW INCOME CHILDREN AGES 3-5. HAVE STAFF TO COUNSEL FAMILIES, WORK WITH SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN AND PROVIDE HEALTH SCREENINGS. SEE ... (More)


$5,484,086

Spent in most recent FY

32%

Percent of program expenses


EARLY HEAD START CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS - OPERATE EARLY HEAD START PROGRAMS FOR LOW INCOME CHILDREN AGES 0-3. HAVE STAFF TO COUNSEL FAMILIES, WORK WITH SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN AND PROVIDE HEALTH SCR ... (More)


GuideStar Seal of Transparency

Gold


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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

By aligning with the Aspen Institute's Ascend Network, ChildCareGroup (CCG) strives to break the cycle of generational poverty through quality early education for children ages 0 to 5 and support services for their families. The Ascend Network reports that investments in high-quality early education yield a 7-10 percent per year return on investment based on increased school and career achievement as well as reduced social costs; that physical health and mental health have a major impact on a family’s ability to thrive - impacting everything from a child's school attendance to a parent's earning ability; that a $3,000 difference in parents’ income when their child is young is associated with a 17 percent increase in the child’s future earnings; and that a strong and resilient family structure can bolster the aspirations parents have for their children and help move families out of poverty. Early childhood education alone is not enough to improve the next generation's socio-economic prospects: the entire family needs services and access to resources. A child coming home to a stressed environment with too few resources and overwhelmed parents who are struggling to make ends meet will face greater economic and academic challenges than a child with engaged caregivers, an economically secure family situation, and an enriching environment both in and outside the home. CCG recognizes that families in poverty need resources beyond early childhood education, including financial resources to pay bills, access to health care, and education/ job training to improve their career prospects. By addressing the needs of the whole family, CCG works to help strengthen the family unit, improve long-term economic outcomes for children and their parents, and impact academic outcomes for children far beyond the preschool years. Through its Two Generation model, CCG strives to help families - especially families of color who live in historically marginalized communities - achieve positive, long-term educational and economic outcomes.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

Provide nurturing care and school readiness services to approximately 1,634 children annually to help them become prepared for success in school and in life. ChildCareGroup’s commitment to providing the highest quality services to the most vulnerable children is demonstrated through accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the highest quality indicator possible in the field of early childhood education. Of the 1,500 licensed and registered childcare facilities in Dallas County, only 28 programs are NAEYC accredited. CCG operates six of those distinguished programs. CCG's small class size and low child-to-teacher ratios contribute to its high-quality programs. A teacher designs an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for each child in the program based on assessments, parent input and best early childhood practices. One feature of quality that is unique to CCG is the Constant Care Group model: children stay in the program for up to five years and change teachers only once during their transition from infant/toddler to the preschool classroom, rather than one or more times per year. In ChildCareGroup’s preschool classrooms, a CCG teacher co-teaches alongside a Dallas ISD preK teacher in each preschool classroom. These children are dually-enrolled in both CCG’s program and Dallas ISD preK. Classrooms are rich in numeracy and literacy, and classroom materials are dual-labeled in both English and Spanish. PreK teachers implement the Growing Up Wild science curriculum and Frog Street Pre-K curriculum. Frog Street is research-based and integrates instruction across developmental and early learning domains, including social-emotional development and English and Spanish language development. Each day is organized around a balance of child-led and teacher-led early learning activities, including Whole-Group, Circle Time, and Center Time, which provide an anchor for conversation, play, and learning. This comprehensive curriculum includes enrichment resource materials and activities for large and small group instruction for children ages 3-5 years. In the Infant/Toddler program, teachers also utilize the Frog Street curriculum to nurture children, inspire creativity, and foster exploration. The I Am Moving, I Am Learning curriculum helps lay healthy nutritional and physical activity foundations in the earliest years. ChildCareGroup’s Early Childhood Program team includes full time teachers and other education staff who work towards the common goals of educating young children and preparing them for success in school and in life. At the same time, CCG assists parents in achieving their own goals that will help their families thrive. Continuity is important to ChildCareGroup’s model: children may enter ChildCareGroup’s program as early as age six weeks (though mothers may enroll in the program prenatally) and transition when they move on to Kindergarten.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

The mission of ChildCareGroup (CCG) is to champion a strong two-generation early childhood system that teaches children and parents, trains early childhood professionals, and assists families. CCG believes that all children, regardless of background or circumstance, deserve a solid foundation that will help them succeed in school and in life. CCG’s successful early education programs are built on over a century of experience in helping provide a safe, nurturing, educational setting for young children and coordinated support services to help lift families out of poverty. ChildCareGroup was founded in 1901 as the Dallas Free Kindergarten Training and Industrial Association. Our original location, near Cedar Springs and McKinney Avenue, was known as the Neighborhood House, and was the first of many settlement houses set up around the state to provide educational and social programs for the children of immigrants, the working class, and the poor, primarily those who worked in Dallas’ cotton industry. Through partnerships and collaborations, CCG began providing nutrition and medical services and developed the holistic philosophy still practiced today. Over time, one thing has remained constant: CCG’s profound commitment to helping families raise intellectually, emotionally and physically healthy young children. This history of caring remains at the heart of ChildCareGroup’s mission today. Children cannot rise out of poverty by themselves. In order to improve long-term outcomes for children, CCG must provide quality early childhood interventions while also improving opportunities for parents. Using the Two Generation (2Gen) Approach, evidenced by research from The Aspen Institute’s Ascend Network and nationwide best practices, ChildCareGroup links its nationally accredited Early Childhood Program to other support services that help stabilize families as they strive for greater self-sufficiency. While continuing to build out this two-generation model with the help of collaborative partners, ChildCareGroup is committed to the continued best practice implementation of its cornerstone Early Childhood Program, which provides robust, comprehensive early childhood education for the community’s most vulnerable children. ChildCareGroup’s Vision: Children do better as their parents do better. When families thrive, communities succeed


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

CCG’s program evaluation methodology is multi-tiered. CCG tracks program outcomes, outcomes for children and their parents, and the long-term success and stability of each family. Along with the best practices of early learning, rigorous evaluation shapes programming. CCG tracks developmental gains on the CIRCLE assessment in the beginning, middle and end of each year. Children who attend CCG’s programs exceed national standards (as well as CCG’s own annual goals) in the following key learning domains, which reflect overall percentage growth from the beginning to the end of the year: • Language and Early Literacy Skills: 23% growth • S.T.E.A.M. Cognitive Skills (skills for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math): 23% growth • Social/Emotional Skills: 15% growth • Fine Motor Skills (health and physical development): 22% growth • Gross Motor Skills: 23% growth Evaluation Tools o Family Risk Assessment – At the beginning and end of each program year, Parent Educators and Family Advocates utilize the Family Risk Assessment to determine a family’s immediate needs, risk factors and barriers to success. This assessment helps Family Advocates triage needs and determine the appropriate resources with which to connect families. The FRA is also used to help build short and long-term individualized plans for stability. o Assessment Tool Transition Plan – LAP to CIRCLE - For many years ChildCareGroup has used the Learning Accomplishment Profile (LAP) to measure the children’s developmental progress. Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, CCG will transition preschool classrooms to the CIRCLE assessment tool, which is used by Dallas ISD and other DFW-area ISDs. Using the same assessment tool as local ISDs will create greater alignment between the preschool and elementary years and better support children’s development and progress.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

ChildCareGroup knows that access to high quality early childhood education is critical for success in school and in life. It is also critical to helping break the cycle of poverty. All ChildCareGroup center-based and home-based early childhood programs are nationally accredited and utilize best practices. However, delivering best practice early childhood programming is not enough. Through CCG’s two-generation approach, both parents and children have the opportunity to succeed, thereby securing the investment of philanthropic dollars in our programs. By piloting this approach in our centers and building out the model with input from trusted collaborative partners, CCG hopes to demonstrate our impact in reducing poverty for low-income citizens of Dallas County. CCG believes that our two-generation model serves as a replicable and scalable strategy for the community, based on the success of children and families in its own programs. CCG’s new initiative with United Way and PepsiCo will provide the opportunity to pilot this community ‘hub’ approach to 2Gen service delivery. As North Texas’ largest and most comprehensive provider of early childhood programs and services, ChildCareGroup has been responsive to the changing early childhood landscape. CCG’s strategy is designed to best meet the needs of the community’s youngest and most vulnerable children and their parents, and to collaborate with partner agencies to leverage resources. ChildCareGroup’s early childhood programs and its two-generation approach is critically important as ChildCareGroup implements, refines, and expands its innovative, transformational program model.



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