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Education : Special Education

Blind Children's Learning Center

Destination Independence

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four stars

94.69

18542-B Vanderlip Avenue Santa Ana, CA 92705
tel: (714) 573-8888   Web Site
EIN: 95-6097023

Board Leadership
Jeff Hipshman
Board Chair

CEO
Carina Morris
Interim President & Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.69 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Blind Children's Learning Center is to prepare children with visual impairments for a life of independence through early intervention, education and family support. Core programs include:

1) Global Infant Development (birth to 3 years) - provides home based early intervention services for newly diagnosed and medically fragile babies.

Bright Visions Early Childhood Center (6 weeks through 2nd grade) - provides an inclusive preschool program that encourages hands-on exploration and learning.

Youth Outreach (K through 12th grade) - provides specialized education and training for children who have mainstreamed into public school classrooms.

Comprehensive services, starting as early as possible and continuing through high school, include: pre-Braille and Braille instruction, specialized vision services, social opportunities, adaptive technology, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, mobility training and counseling

The mission of the Blind Children's Learning Center is to prepare children with visual impairments for a life of independence through early intervention, education and family support. Core programs include:

1) Global Infant Development (birth to 3 years) - provides home based early intervention services for newly diagnosed and medically fragile babies.

Bright Visions Early Childhood Center (6 weeks through 2nd grade) - provides an inclusive preschool program that encourages hands-on exploration and learning.

Youth Outreach (K through 12th grade) - provides specialized education and training for children who have mainstreamed into public school classrooms.

Comprehensive services, starting as early as possible and continuing through high school, include: pre-Braille and Braille instruction, specialized vision services, social opportunities, adaptive technology, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, mobility training and counseling

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of children with disabilities receiving early intervention services
137
Number of family members participating in school activities
348
Number of administrators and staff who plan and experience professional development activities together
55
Percentage of students who demonstrate developmental progress in key domains as measured by evidence based assessment tools.
99
This impact information is current as of September 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

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
86.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.82
  Program Expenses Growth 8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blind Children's Learning Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blind Children's Learning Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blind Children's Learning Center (CA) 94.69 four stars
National Center for Learning Disabilities (NY) 95.47 four stars
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IL) 96.99 four stars
Tucker-Maxon Oral School (OR) 86.89 three stars
Lee Pesky Learning Center (ID) 89.87 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,495,138
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $291,692
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,786,830
   Program Service Revenue $1,706,126
Total Primary Revenue $3,492,956
   Other Revenue $13,108
TOTAL REVENUE $3,506,064
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,683,302
   Administrative Expenses $181,127
   Fundraising Expenses $226,959
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,091,388
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $414,676
   
Net Assets $2,363,746

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
Bright Visions Early Childhood Center $1,515,261 56.5%
Youth Outreach $679,678 25.3%
Global Infant Development $488,363 18.2%

Ratings History
Blind Children's Learning Center has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 94.69 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 94.51 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 89.31 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2017 88.94 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 87.20 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 84.10 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2014 87.09 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 85.63 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 82.70 three stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 71.94 two stars
2010-06 03/01/2012 75.98 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 67.14 one star
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 04/01/2011 72.88 two stars
2009-06 05/01/2010 74.41 two stars
2008-06 03/01/2009 70.75 two stars
2007-06 02/01/2008 71.03 two stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 79.90 two stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 75.77 two stars
2004-06 01/05/2005 82.21 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 89.97 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 95-6097023
Name in IRS Master File THE BLIND CHILDRENS LEARNING CENTER OF ORANGE COUNTY
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (31) Special school for the blind, handicapped, etc
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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, 1964
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Carina Morris President, Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$47,919 1.55% Colleen Roach Interim President, Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blind Children's Learning Center (CA) 94.69 four stars
Lee Pesky Learning Center (ID) 89.87 three stars
Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) (KY) 96.79 four stars
Little Light House (OK) 95.03 four stars
Eye to Eye (NY) 96.18 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Blind Children's Learning Center
18542-B Vanderlip Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
tel: (714) 573-8888
fax: (714) 573-4944
EIN: 95-6097023

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Board Leadership

Jeff Hipshman
Board Chair

CEO

Carina Morris
Interim President & Executive Director

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