Human Services

Child Care Solutions, Inc.

  • Syracuse, NY
  • www.childcaresolutionscny.org

Mission Statement

Child Care Solutions' Mission: Building excellence in early care and learning systems while advancing equal access for all children in our community. We accomplish this through education, advocacy, and support for families and early childhood professionals.

Main Programs

  1. Child Care Resource & Referral
  2. Child Care Registration
  3. Professional Development
  4. Child and Adult Care Food Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

Cayuga and Onondaga Counties in Central New York State

ruling year

1976

Principal Officer since 2013

Self-reported

Ms. Lori Boles

Keywords

Self-reported

Child Care Resource & Referral

Notes from the Nonprofit

Our vision is that every child is cared for in a high quality , safe and nurturing environment that cultivates healthy development, early learning and joy.

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EIN

16-1057376

 Number

0408845356

Physical Address

34 Wright Avenue

Auburn, NY 13021

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Child Day Care (P33)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

All children are affected by the quality of their early care and learning experiences. Child Care Solutions is committed to increasing the number of children and families who have access to high-quality child care. Our parent services support access to high quality care through referrals, consumer education and scholarships for families. Our provider services foster quality improvement through inspections and support for compliance with NYS regulations; and a range of professional development options that assist child care programs to move along the quality continuum. Our advocacy efforts increase governmental and community support for improving quality in early care and learning settings; and promote access to high quality care for all children regardless of family income.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Child Care Resource & Referral

Parent referrals, consumer information, child care provider support and community education

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Adults

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$742,350.00

Program 2

Child Care Registration

Through a sub-contract with Onondaga County, Child Care Solutions works under the supervision of the NYS Office of Children & Family Services to provide regulatory oversight to registered family child care homes and school-age child care programs.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$581,570.00

Program 3

Professional Development

Comprehensive training and consultation for early childhood professionals including distance learning and a program leading to a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential

Category

Adult Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$200,000.00

Program 4

Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Child and Adult Care Food Program support child care programs to provide healthy, nutritious snacks and meals to the children in their care; encourages children to adopt healthy, active lifestyles

Category

Child Care

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

Cayuga and Onondaga Counties in Central New York State

Social Media

Funding Needs

Child Care Solutions sponsors the First Teacher Scholarship Fund, a program that helps local child care providers to access the training and education they need to provide safe, responsive, developmentally appropriate care to the children they serve.

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Financials

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CHILD CARE SOLUTIONS INC
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Child Care Solutions, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Lori Boles

BIO

Lori Boles has worked in in the human services field since 1979 as a counselor, administrator and advocate. She is active in both local and NY statewide coalitions and initiatives working to improve the lives of young children and their families.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Child Care Solutions delivers many services for parents, early care and learning professionals, and businesses. All of our services have the same purpose:  to increase and support high quality child care and early learning programs and to help families and children access those programs. Our vision is that every child is cared for in a high quality, safe and nurturing environment that encourages healthy development, early learning and joy."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

John McGraw

National Grid USA

Term: Jan 2012 - Dec 2012

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
Race & Ethnicity
Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
Yes
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
Yes
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
An agency core value is to appreciate the diversity of our community’s families and providers and respect their knowledge, experiences and choices. Staff are responsive to the diverse needs in our community. We actively seek to hire employees and recruit Board members that reflect the culturally diverse make-up of our community; and advocate for families and child care providers who experience barriers as a result of culture or primary language.