Educational Institutions

Children Incorporated

  • Covington, KY
  • http://www.childreninc.org

Mission Statement

We advance the success of young children by partnering with families, professionals and the community through exemplary services, training, research and advocacy. We accomplish our mission within a culture of innovation, collaboration and shared leadership.

Main Programs

  1. Young Families Program
  2. Child Development Centers
  3. Family Child Care
  4. School Age Services
  5. Service Learning
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Children, Inc. provides direct service programs for over 4,000 children every day in the counties of Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Hamilton. We provide service learning resources to over 3,000 teacher at more than 65 schools throughout the Greater Cincinnati region. And our training programs train more than 1,000 early childhood educators from around the country each year.

ruling year

1977

Principal Officer since 1979

Self-reported

Rick Hulefeld

Keywords

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education, children, preschool, youth, kindergarten, service learning, child care, child development,

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Also Known As

Children, Inc.

EIN

31-0910787

 Number

8577444873

Physical Address

333 Madison Avenue

Covington, KY 41011

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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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Our programs develop young children that are ready to succeed in school and in life and create successful families through training, advocacy, direct service programs and resources for families, educators and children.

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

Young Families Program

HOME VISITATION FOR YOUNG AT RISK PARENTS. THIS PROGRAM SERVED 423 PEOPLE.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Single Parents

Female Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

794218.00

Program 2

Child Development Centers

PROVIDING CHILD CARE SERVICES TO WORKING PARENTS, THE MAJORITY OF WHICH HAVE LOW INCOME. ALSO PROVIDING CHILD CARE SERVICES TO EMPLOYERS OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE. THIS PROGRAM SERVED 901 PEOPLE.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

3010449.00

Program 3

Family Child Care

CHILD CARE PROVIDED BY INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR HOMES. THIS PROGRAM SERVED 144 PEOPLE.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Budget

610683.00

Program 4

School Age Services

PROVIDING CHILD CARE SERVICES FOR SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN, AFTER SCHOOL AND DURING THE SUMMER. THIS PROGRAM SERVED 3259 PEOPLE.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

1935092.00

Program 5

Service Learning

Children, Inc. provides resources for teachers and schools to successfully implement Service Learning into classrooms throughout Greater Cincinnati. We provide training, one-on-one resourcing, funding and evaluation for each teacher that chooses to do Service Learning. Last year this program served over 20,000 children

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

250545.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Children, Inc. provides direct service programs for over 4,000 children every day in the counties of Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Hamilton. We provide service learning resources to over 3,000 teacher at more than 65 schools throughout the Greater Cincinnati region. And our training programs train more than 1,000 early childhood educators from around the country each year.

Social Media

Blog

Funding Needs

Children, Inc. needs funding to support our Service Learning program so we can continue to improve education in our region and provide this transformative program to more students, teachers and school districts. We also need funding to support the low income families in our programs that would otherwise not be able to afford our services.

Accreditations

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance

National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped (NAC) - Accreditation

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - 3 Year Accreditation

Affiliations + Memberships

United Way Member Agency

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Financials

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CHILDREN INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Children Incorporated

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Rick Hulefeld

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"In May, 1977 a small group of civic leaders who lived or worked in Covington incorporated a single child care center that would later give birth to Children, Inc. Like other beginnings, our early years were precarious. There were issues of quality, safety and above all, funding. For example, there was a big building that needed a sprinkler system with an even bigger price tag. But there were also dedicated Board Members and degreed staff. I began as Director of the Cathedral Child Development Center in June of 1979. In those early days we begged donations, asked our friends and family to help paint, and fixed the center one room at a time. We never stopped believing that we could make a difference for children.We continually asked how we could make our services better for children and their families. Success led to the next opportunity. We began to ask what else do families with young children need. And so our network of 70 family child care homes was born, quickly followed by the largest network of after school programs in Kentucky, then new early learning centers for the IRS and Toyota, centers on-site at local high schools so teenagers with babies would stay in school, a center for families at risk of homelessness, and Montessori centers. Over the years we added weekly home visitation for first-time, low-income moms. We have become the largest provider of early childhood centers that are both 3 STAR Rated and nationally accredited.Our work now leads us to create music that is distributed nationally by Kaplan Early Learning Company, and to train early childhood professionals across the country how to build social and emotional strengths in young children. Our Service Learning coordinators have trained over one thousand teachers in two thirds of Northern Kentucky schools to instruct tens of thousands of children how to use service and civic engagement in their daily lives. We are partnering with the University of Louisville and the Mayerson Foundation to develop new ways of teaching children to be more persistent and choose more challenging tasks. There is so much for all of us to learn to support the optimal development of young children. Who could have imagined the last thirty years? There are so many friends, so many amazing partnerships. I am looking forward to imagining tomorrow.Sincerely,Rick HulefeldExecutive DirectorChildren, Inc."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mark Silbersack

Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP

Term: June 2012 - May 2014

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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