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Education : Early Childhood Programs and Services

The Child and Family Network Centers

Providing caring, high quality, free education.

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two stars

79.94

3700 Wheeler Ave. Alexandria, VA 22304
tel: (703) 836-0214   Web Site
EIN: 54-1589809

Board Leadership
Heather O'Neill Jelks
President

CEO
Lisa Carter
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.94 two stars
  Financial 72.51 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission is to provide caring, high-quality free education and related services to at-risk children and families in their own neighborhoods to prepare and empower them for success in school and life. To that end, we provide free and fully accredited preschool education and wraparound services for children living in poverty in Northern Virginia.

Our mission is to provide caring, high-quality free education and related services to at-risk children and families in their own neighborhoods to prepare and empower them for success in school and life. To that end, we provide free and fully accredited preschool education and wraparound services for children living in poverty in Northern Virginia.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of children who have the ability to understand and comprehend communication
138
Number of children who have the ability to use language for expression and to communicate with others
138
Number of children who have emerging literacy skills such as beginning letter recognition and phonological awareness, story comprehension, and use of writing materials.
138
Number of children having a medical home
138
Number of families who have to have health insurance for their children
138
Number of parents/guardians engaged in student activities
138
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

72.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
76.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.74
  Program Expenses Growth -2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 48.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Child and Family Network Centers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Child and Family Network Centers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Child and Family Network Centers (VA) 79.94 two stars
Educational First Steps (TX) 95.61 four stars
Sheltering Arms Early Education & Family Centers (GA) 89.87 three stars
Small Steps Nurturing Center (TX) 91.64 four stars
Literacy, Inc. (NY) 89.49 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $602,482
   Federated Campaigns $67,155
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $190,900
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,060,345
Total Contributions $1,920,882
   Program Service Revenue $33,726
Total Primary Revenue $1,954,608
   Other Revenue $-15,060
TOTAL REVENUE $1,939,548
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,480,910
   Administrative Expenses $161,637
   Fundraising Expenses $157,940
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,800,487
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $139,061
   
Net Assets $1,427,969

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Early Education Program $1,326,309 89.6%
Family Services $122,877 8.3%
Health Services $31,724 2.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 79.94 two stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 77.78 two stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 79.76 two stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 79.11 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 81.69 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 88.96 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 80.35 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 80.70 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 54-1589809
Name in IRS Master File THE CHILD AND FAMILY NETWORK CENTERS
NTEE Code B22
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (46) Private school
(32) Nursery school
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$99,600 5.53% Lisa Carter Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Child and Family Network Centers (VA) 79.94 two stars
Literacy, Inc. (NY) 89.49 three stars
Fun Time Early Childhood Academy (FL) 90.63 four stars
Educational First Steps (TX) 95.61 four stars
Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee (FL) 91.87 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Child and Family Network Centers
3700 Wheeler Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22304
tel: (703) 836-0214
EIN: 54-1589809

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Board Leadership

Heather O'Neill Jelks
President

CEO

Lisa Carter
Executive Director

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