Wyoming Child & Family Developement Inc

Together we grow children, families and staff

aka WCFD   |   Guernsey, WY   |  www.wyomingchild.org

Mission

WYOMING CHILD AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT, INC IS ORGANIZED TO SERVE THE NEEDS OF RESIDENTS IN CAMPBELL, CROOK, WESTON, GOSHEN, NIOBRARA, PLATTE, NATRONA AND CONVERSE COUNTIES, WYOMING WE MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS AND COMPREHENSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES OUR VISION, FAMILY, STAFF AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER, WE GROW CHILDREN.

Ruling year info

1966

Executive Director

Danielle Wondercheck

EHS/HS Director

Marian Moats

Main address

Po Box 100

Guernsey, WY 82214 USA

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EIN

83-0204953

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Education for Children in low-income, at-risk populations as well as children with developmental disabilities and underserved communities. Wyoming Child & Family began administering programs for children and families in eastern Wyoming in 1965. Through many opportunities for growth and expansion, services are currently extended to over 700 children and their families in eight counties. Our program funding includes Head Start, Early Head Start, TANF Preschool (Discovery Preschool), and Developmental Disability Services birth to five. We enjoy an excellent reputation for providing high quality early childhood education, designed to meet individual and community needs. This reputation is due in part to our employees who care about the children and families we serve. Together we can make a difference in the lives of children and families.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Headstart and Early Headstart

Headstart (HS) is designed to provide services to children between the ages of 3 and 5 and their families, while Early Headstart (EHS) is designed to serve pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age. HS and EHS are divided into regional areas throughout the United States. Wyoming Child and Family provides services in Region 8 (which includes Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Colorado, and Montana). We serve 489 children in eight different counties in Wyoming.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Provides developmental disabilities services for families with special needs children from birth to age 5.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National Head Start Association 2019

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of families reporting that their support plan includes or reflects things that are important to them

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Caregivers, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Headstart and Early Headstart

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Upon completing our 2018-2019 community assessment, we surveyed 403 families that were currently enrolled in our program.

Number of families who have to have health insurance for their children

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Headstart and Early Headstart

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This is our cumulative number of children that have insurance calculated at the end of the enrollment year.

Number of families served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Infants and toddlers, Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Headstart and Early Headstart

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Goal 1 - Stakeholder Engagement - increasing community and parent participation
Goal 2 - Service Success -Always striving for excellence in child outcomes
Goal 3 - Environments - continued funding searches to support aging facilities.
Goal 4 - Health and Wellness - Comprehensive health for children, families and staff

Goal 1 - Our plan involves increasing public interactions through the use of social media. Opening a new, broader line of communication to the public. Our team also actively participates in community events that immerse and educate parents and community members alike. This is done through participating in regular city/county meetings to keep up to date with activities that occur within the areas that we service.

We also host/co-host events that allow parents to interact with their children and our team members in educational settings.

Goal 2 - We plan to continue having our team members attend trainings to make sure that everyone is up-to-date with current family service and education practices so that we better serve the families that participate in our programs.

Goal 3 - We implemented a monitoring system that allows all center coordinators to communicate the state of the buildings that they operate in. We use that information to look at businesses and funding sources near that specific location(s) to assess what options we have and what requirements we need to meet to obtain the necessary funding.

Goal 4 - We plan to update how we monitor our health and wellness information buy opening up lines of communication and utilizing software that allows us to better track changes as they happen.

Goal 1 - We have team members who are not only currently participating in these events but are constantly looking into new opportunities to educate and involve family and community members. We use regular meetings with community members and families to make sure that we are doing what we can to meet their needs. This is generally done through survey.

Goal 2 - We have access to health and education trainings as well as an open line of communication with multiple representatives that aid in making sure that our team members are up to date on all agency, state, and federal requirements.

Goal 3 - We have a Building & Grounds specialist that over seeing the monitoring and maintenance. He acts as the bridge between the Center Coordinators and Administrative team. Keeping them up informed of all maintenance interactions that he is performing as well as the the status of projects with contractors that service the areas our sites are located in.

Goal 4 - We have a Health & Safety Coordinator that coordinates with all levels of our agency to make sure that our team members understand not only what they need to do in regards to health and safety standards but why they are important as well. There is also a data specialist who has aided in internal monitoring for health items so that information can be assessed real time.

We have grown in our public relation interactions through the use of social media, receiving almost five times the response rates on our annual family and community partner surveys. We have also successfully maintained our physical premise and will continue to do so. We are working on making our internal monitoring processes even more efficient so that we may better serve the community.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Wyoming Child & Family Developement Inc

Board of directors
as of 08/17/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dan Sisson

First State Bank

Term: 2010 -


Board co-chair

Mark Knickerbocker

Judy Mac

K-12 education

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and 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 and 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? Yes