Disable all preview features

Human Services : Children's and Family Services

The Centers for Exceptional Children

We educate, nurture and support children with special needs to reach their highest potential.

three stars

89.30

2315 Coliseum Dive Winston Salem, NC 27106
tel: (336) 727-2440   Web Site
EIN: 56-0615188

Board Leadership
Yvette Willard
President

CEO
Meredith Flowe
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.30 three stars
  Financial 89.62 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Centers for Exceptional Children (CFEC) are dedicated to serving children with developmental delays, orthopedic disabilities and other health impairments. For families of children with special needs, The CFEC is an advocate that helps the entire family thrive by providing a holistic and integrated program of therapeutic, social and educational services. We accomplish our work by providing developmentally appropriate education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech/language therapy. In addition, both of our Winston-Salem, NC campuses provide nursing support, family support services, and numerous enrichment activities.

The Centers for Exceptional Children (CFEC) are dedicated to serving children with developmental delays, orthopedic disabilities and other health impairments. For families of children with special needs, The CFEC is an advocate that helps the entire family thrive by providing a holistic and integrated program of therapeutic, social and educational services. We accomplish our work by providing developmentally appropriate education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech/language therapy. In addition, both of our Winston-Salem, NC campuses provide nursing support, family support services, and numerous enrichment activities.

Impact Information

Looking for Impact Information?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, GlobalGiving, Classy, and ImpactMatters to display impact-related information for rated nonprofits. However, not all rated nonprofits have provided impact information yet. Each of these partners has supplied Charity Navigator with the impact information they receive directly from nonprofits. Submissions must be made on our partner's websites and we plan to update the display of this information regularly.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its impact information, please click below. Note, this is simply an indication of your interest.

Financial

three stars

89.62

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.10
  Program Expenses Growth -4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Centers for Exceptional Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Centers for Exceptional Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Centers for Exceptional Children (NC) 89.30 three stars
Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services (FL) 90.13 four stars
Youth Haven, Florida (FL) 92.20 four stars
Forever Young Foundation (AZ) 92.92 four stars
Thornwell Home for Children (SC) 96.11 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,192,181
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,192,181
   Program Service Revenue $422,405
Total Primary Revenue $1,614,586
   Other Revenue $114,207
TOTAL REVENUE $1,728,793
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,704,568
   Administrative Expenses $151,077
   Fundraising Expenses $96,968
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,952,613
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-223,820
   
Net Assets $4,449,379

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
Infant/Toddler/ Preschool Program $946,787 55.5%
After School and Summer Programs $269,712 15.8%
Family Support Program $183,474 10.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 12/01/2018 89.30 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 79.36 two stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 81.44 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 75.72 two stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 75.37 two 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 56-0615188
Name in IRS Master File THE CENTERS FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN INC
NTEE Code E51
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 (35) Parent or parent-teachers association
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 August, 1957
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$130,580 6.68% Nancy I. Griffith Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Centers for Exceptional Children (NC) 89.30 three stars
Cookie Cart (MN) 86.99 three stars
Bright Beginnings (DC) 90.80 four stars
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation (VA) 91.16 four stars
Center for Child Protection (TX) 91.45 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

The Centers for Exceptional Children
2315 Coliseum Dive
Winston Salem, NC 27106
tel: (336) 727-2440
fax: (336) 727-2873
EIN: 56-0615188

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Yvette Willard
President

CEO

Meredith Flowe
Interim Executive Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.