Educational Institutions

School for Early Development and Achievement Inc

  • Milwaukee, WI
  • www.mcfi.net

Mission Statement

SEDA's mission is to increase developmental competencies and educational achievement of young children as a strong foundation for learning and success throughout their lives.

Main Programs

  1. Educational
Service Areas

Self-reported

Wisconsin

SEDA, a public charter school, serves children from the City of Milwaukee.

ruling year

2001

Vice President

Self-reported

Tracey Sparrow, DEd

Keywords

Self-reported

special needs

Notes from the Nonprofit

MCFI Children's Programs address our community's growing need for innovative early education and treatment for high risk children with special needs (because of developmental delays and severe economic disadvantage). We offer a full spectrum of professional services to help children with disabilities; profound medical issues and special needs reach their full potential. Collectively, these programs provide a continuum of care for children and their families in need of medical and educational interventions.

The School for Early Development and Achievement (SEDA): MCFI’s School for Early Development & Achievement, founded in 2001, is a free and inclusive public school chartered through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. It accepts Milwaukee children in K3 to second grade with or without disabilities. It is the only Charter School in Wisconsin serving a significant population of children identified with developmental disabilities. The program’s purpose is to ensure students receive the educational foundation they need to succeed in the third grade and beyond, especially in the core subjects of literacy and math. It is designed to be a model for other educational programs serving children with disabilities. SEDA offers an individualized educational plan for every child that is tailored to each child’s unique needs. The certified staff includes teachers, therapists and aides. The school offers families support and resources from the day their child is enrolled in the SEDA program.

Eighty-three percent (83%) of children enrolled in SEDA attained the individualized goals set in their school plan. Academic achievements are measured using well-established assessment tools: the Measures of Academic Progress, the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Learning Skills, the Qualitative Reading Inventory and the Phonological Awareness and Literacy Screening.

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Also Known As

SEDA

EIN

39-2020392

 Number

8042359177

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

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

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Educational

The major features of SEDA include: (1) an individualized, balanced early literacy instructional model;
 

 

(2) a collaborative professional teaching community where data drives decision-making; (3) the use of a Response to Intervention Model in a full inclusion classroom setting; and (4) comprehensive educational support services to families. 
 

 

SEDA’S innovative Instructional Model is the strength of the school program.  In collaboration with
 

 

parents, SEDA teachers develop an individualized learning plan (the SEDA Plan) for each pupil.  The
 

 

SEDA Plan includes age-appropriate, academic and social learning benchmarks drawn from the SEDA Curriculum, (Creative Curriculum, Everyday Mathematics, and Reading Mastery).  The performance benchmarks are identified through initial screening and serve as the template for individual performance goals and outcomes.  All decisions related to classroom organization, instructional planning and implementation, and student progress reporting are based on pupil performance data.  Pupil progress relative to the SEDA plan benchmarks and Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction curriculum standards, are reviewed annually to assure compliance with state instructional standards.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$1,000,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Wisconsin

SEDA, a public charter school, serves children from the City of Milwaukee.

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Funding Needs

SEDA operates at a deficit so donations are needed on an annual basis to support operations.

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SCHOOL FOR EARLY DEVELOPMENT AND ACHIEVEMENT INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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School for Early Development and Achievement Inc

Leadership

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Vice President

Tracey Sparrow, DEd

BIO

Tracey Sparrow, EdD, Vice President of Children’s Programs, joined MCFI in February, 2010. Immediately prior to joining MCFI, she served as the Regional CEO for the American Red Cross in Southeastern Wisconsin. Dr. Sparrow has years of experience in urban education, including service as the President of the Milwaukee Academy of Science and as a member of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program Accreditation Board at Marquette University. Dr. Sparrow is active in the Milwaukee community, particularly around issues that impact urban children.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr Howard L Garber

Milwaukee Center for Independence

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