Educational Institutions

Childcare Network Of Evanston

  • Evanston, IL
  • www.childcarenetworkofevanston.org

Mission Statement

Childcare Network of Evanston is committed to fostering a community where all children, from birth to age five, have access to high quality care in order to succeed in school and life.

Main Programs

  1. Early Head Start
  2. Illinois State Board of Education Pre-Kindergarten
  3. Strengthening Families
Service Areas

Self-reported

Illinois

Evanston, IL
Skokie, IL
Morton Grove, IL
Wilmette, IL
Winnetka, IL
Northfield, IL
Lincolnwood, IL
Glenview, IL

ruling year

1970

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Andrea Densham

Keywords

Self-reported

child care, early child care, high quality education, birth, PreK, age five, preschool, scholarships

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Also Known As

CNE

EIN

23-7108030

 Number

1250360929

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

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

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Each year, we partner with 625 children, 550 families and 40 partner organizations in the Northern Suburbs. While CNE is building a supportive partnership with children and families, we are also turning to our partners of like-minded local community organizations, and state and federal agencies to help build a foundation for your child to achieve success in school and in life.
Early childhood education is the greatest poverty alleviation strategy at our disposal, with a return of more than $7 for every $1 invested in services.

Programs

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

Program 1

Early Head Start

Early Head Start serves families with children age birth to three and pregnant women by delivering health and family support services and high quality child care.  Diapers are also included.  Family must be eligible for a child care certificate (subsidy).

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$1,482,899.00

Program 2

Illinois State Board of Education Pre-Kindergarten

Illinois State Board of Education Pre-Kindergarten supports at-risk children ages three to five in local community early childhood programs with Pre-Kindergarten services.  Services are offered to children who qualify in part and full day programs.  Families who need full day programming must either be eligible for a child care certificate (subsidy) or have payment provided by DCFS.  Families who participate in part day programs do so at no cost.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$322,705.00

Program 3

Strengthening Families

Strengthening Families programs prevent child abuse through educating early childhood center staff, parents, child welfare agencies, and other community members with the goal of building protective factors for our child and keeping families strong.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$16,756.00

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Almost 900 children in the North Suburbs live in poverty. Their families often live paycheck to paycheck; a reliable, quality source of early childhood care can be the key to a parent's ability to work and sustain a family.
    We are all neighbors—and all of our community's kids benefit when more children enter kindergarten ready to learn. Healthy communities are the foundation for healthy kids; we want a North Suburban community in which families are financially stable, physically and mentally healthy, and supportive of their child's education.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Not available.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Link children to quality early childhood education so they can enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school and life

    Visit families in their homes to ensure children develop appropriately, families nurture their children's learning, and a healthy parental bond is established

    Identify and address developmental delays; equip teachers, families, and peers to support these children to receive early intervention and thrive

    Help parents build strong, healthy, financially stable families

    Help families navigate complex social services

    Provide families with basic needs including diapers, formula, coats and clothing
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Children enter kindergarten ready to learn
    Families, because they are stable themselves, are able to foster a safe and supportive learning environment for their children
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Annually, we facilitate a strong educational foundation for 650 children ages 0-5, support 550 families with comprehensive services, an additional 500 families with resources or referral, and forward more than 20 partnerships to ensure a strong and coordinated service system for the North Suburbs.

    CNE offers services to all families with young children, but prioritizes those who have complex barriers to stability, such as: insufficient income (0-300% of FPL), lack of education or work skills, homelessness, language or acculturation challenges, disabilities, health concerns, immigration or legal issues, unreliable transportation, single-parent households, etc.

    Similar to most communities, the organizations across the early learning, family support, and health systems in this region have been forced into practices that lean toward isolated impact – inventing independent solutions to broadly sweeping social issues, and often competing for funding to sustain these solutions. In contrast, the community hub is known for increasing economies of scale, efficiency, and specialization. In recent years, this approach has been analyzed for its efficiencies in operations, the inherent cost savings benefits and the ability of the approach to allow limited resources to go further for the community.

Service Areas

Self-reported

Illinois

Evanston, IL
Skokie, IL
Morton Grove, IL
Wilmette, IL
Winnetka, IL
Northfield, IL
Lincolnwood, IL
Glenview, IL

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Financials

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CHILDCARE NETWORK OF EVANSTON
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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

Childcare Network Of Evanston

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Andrea Densham

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Deb Danson

Community Volunteer

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?