Calvin Hill Day Care Center
150 Highland St.
New Haven CT 06511-2015
Contact Information
Address 150 Highland St.
New Haven, CT 06511-2015
Telephone (203) 764-9350 x
Fax 203-764-6575
E-mail info@calvinhilldaycare.org
Mission

Calvin Hill Day Care Center, Incorporated and its Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten is a private, non-profit educational preschool and kindergarten program whose aim is to serve as a support for families, working in partnership with parents to help meet the emotional, social, physical, language, literacy and intellectual needs of their children. The Center values the diversity of culture, language, goals, and values of its families and is made richer by the inclusion of our families’ many backgrounds and strengths. The Center strives to establish and maintain strong relationships between teachers and families as well as to provide opportunities for growth and development in a stimulating, nurturing learning community for adults and children.

At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1971
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Susan Taddei
Board Chair Nancy Bianchi
Board Chair Company Affiliation North Branford Public Schools
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission

Calvin Hill Day Care Center, Incorporated and its Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten is a private, non-profit educational preschool and kindergarten program whose aim is to serve as a support for families, working in partnership with parents to help meet the emotional, social, physical, language, literacy and intellectual needs of their children. The Center values the diversity of culture, language, goals, and values of its families and is made richer by the inclusion of our families’ many backgrounds and strengths. The Center strives to establish and maintain strong relationships between teachers and families as well as to provide opportunities for growth and development in a stimulating, nurturing learning community for adults and children.

Background Housed in a converted firehouse, the Calvin Hill Day Care Center is a private, non-profit, educational preschool and kindergarten program at Yale University for children of affiliated students, employees, and faculty of Yale University as well as for community families from the greater New Haven area. Named for the former Yale football star, Calvin Hill, who had a special interest in the care and education of young children, the Center was founded in 1970 by Yale undergraduates. The hope of these students was to make available to University families from all economic levels, a quality program for their children. In response to a community need, the parents, Board of Directors and staff of the Center planned, constructed and opened the all-day kindergarten on the second floor of the Center in the fall of 1983. Named for early childhood teacher, consultant, founder and long-standing friend of the Center, Kitty Lustman-Findling, the program provides continuity of care in a rich and stimulating environment that supports children in their energetic quest to make knowledge their own. The Center’s newest program, the Threes Program, opened in 1991.

With the continued help of Yale University in the provision of space, and income from our own considerable fundraising efforts and the New Haven School Readiness Program, Calvin Hill continues to be able to provide day care at a reduced cost to many families who are unable to afford the full fee.
 
Impact

· Calvin Hill continues to close the achievement gap in education by providing high quality, developmentally informed, and affordable preschool and kindergarten education and care for a diverse (ethnically, racially, and economically) population of families with children ages 3-6 in the New Haven and Yale communities. We do this by preserving the vision of the idealistic 1971 founders – maintaining a sliding tuition scale so that all families have access to this care regardless of income. During the 2017-2018 school year, Calvin Hill will provide subsidized tuition for 66% of enrolled children.

· Our fellowship program in child development and early childhood education has provided training for 40 fellows since 1997, and the impact on our fellows and our community has been tremendous. In 2014, we conducted an in-depth survey of all our past fellows with a 100% response rate. The results show that most of the fellows entered our program with very little formal training in early childhood development and education and left us feeling that we had done an “excellent” job meeting their training needs. The fellows have worked to improve the lives of children and families for their entire careers as teachers, college professors, doctors, clinicians, and therapists. Through their work, they reach tremendous numbers of people, which is truly a goal of the fellowship program. Our 2016-2017 fellow is has successfully completed her year with us and will be working at the Gesell Institute of Child Development in New Haven. We are looking forward to working with two new fellows for the 2017-2018 school year. 

· We have recently restructured our development efforts to support our early childhood education and fellowship programs, as well as a capital campaign to redesign our outdoor play areas. Our Board of Directors has established a robust and creative Development Committee dedicated to mindful and sustainable fundraising efforts through federal and private foundation grants as well as the ongoing generosity of our Calvin Hill community and friends.

Needs

· To secure funds to provide high quality, developmentally informed, and affordable preschool and kindergarten by maintaining our sliding tuition scale so that all families have access to this care regardless of income.

· To secure new and consistent funding of $25,000 a year to sustain our fellowship program in early childhood education and child development.

· To guarantee a living wage and professional compensation for our highly experienced teaching staff.

· To fully integrate our new technology system into our program operations and our ongoing fundraising efforts.

· To complete the redesign of our outdoor play areas to support children’s physical development and extend our integrated curriculum outside.

CEO Statement
Calvin Hill is a model of intentional teaching by faculty who continue themselves to be learners, of a rich, deep, responsive, individualized emergent curriculum, and of an inclusive community of adults and children engaged together in meaningful, intellectual, play and learning.
 
As research has demonstrated and years of practice have borne out, this kind of quality early care and education is the most powerful way to close the growing achievement gap that plagues our nation. But it is also a way to care for and about each other, and those beyond our program, in a world that is increasingly becoming fragmented and broken. We build community as well as achievement, and are proud of our outcomes — in both the academic and social-emotional arena.
 
Our challenges involve maintaining a fair and affordable fee schedule, providing teachers' salaries that constitute a professional living wage, healthy nutrition, and safe, interesting and beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces that support the growing physical, emotional and intellectual needs of our children and teachers. Since we take seriously our mission to train the next generation of leaders in the early childhood field, we also seek ongoing support for our nationally recognized fellowship training program. Over the past 20 years we have trained and mentored 40 recent college graduates, all of whom have undertaken to work professionally in child-related fields such as teaching, pediatrics, child psychiatry, and advocacy.
 
Our definition of the multi-faceted, vital collaborative program we create is a place where each member (children, teachers, parents) is valued for his or her own point of view, and where each can seek and construct with others shared values and rules. It is a place where adults and children can, together, be enriched, learn and grow.
 
Carla M. Horwitz, Ph.D.
Director Emerita, Calvin Hill Day Care Center 
Board Chair Statement

My affiliation with Calvin Hill began in the spring of 2003, when I visited the school along with my dear friend Susan Taddei, who was picking up her son, Anthony, from preschool. During that visit, I met Carla Horwitz, then the Director, and was offered a tour of the school. Being a perennial planner, I wanted to check out the school I had heard so much about from Susan as I considered options for my not yet born children! On that day, my appreciation and love of what makes Calvin Hill such a special place took flight. Then, in the fall of 2009, my first daughter became a student in the Three’s program. My husband and I loved the teachers, loved the parents and children we met, and loved the rich learning experience our daughter received. During those earliest years at Calvin Hill, my husband became the parent work day captain, and even stayed on in this capacity in our “gap year” before our second daughter enrolled, and I joined the Board in the fall of 2010. It has been my honor to serve on the Board, and I am excited to be entrusted with the responsibility of my new role as Board President.

One of the many special things about Calvin Hill is the commitment that people feel to the school. Certainly, Carla Horwitz, Director Emerita, engendered this sense of commitment during her forty years at the helm of the school. Additionally, many of the gifted teachers have spent the bulk of their teaching careers at Calvin Hill, and they nurture and develop not only the children they teach, but they also share their wisdom with newer teachers. It is this collegiality and love of knowledge in the service of early education that is so striking. Susan Taddei, in her second year as Director, extends this positive mission for children through her own commitment to the school, which began when she was a college student at Mount Holyoke in 1988, and worked as a student volunteer.

Since those early days, Susan has experienced Calvin Hill as a parent, Board member, Administrative Associate, Assistant Director, and currently as Director. She is ideally suited to continue the mission of Calvin Hill, which is to educate young children from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, and to support their social/emotional, academic, and physical development as members of a rich community of teachers and learners. Paramount to this idea is the role of families in this process, and parents are routinely welcomed into Calvin Hill to offer guest lessons in such areas as art, music and cooking. From their first interactions at Calvin Hill, parents know that they are an integral part of their child’s experience at Calvin Hill, and, as Director, Susan is very clear in her communication and interactions with parents that their engagement in the Calvin Hill experience is both welcomed and necessary.

As I have worked on the Board over the past six years, I have come to appreciate even further the deep commitment that so many talented individuals have to Calvin Hill. The Board is comprised of professionals from a myriad of fields, and their expertise and distinctly individual backgrounds make for lively discussions about how best to move Calvin Hill forward. We have done some exceptional work in recent years, including planning for a new playground, planning for new staff, and planning for the transition of Carla Horwitz’s retirement and Susan Taddei’s initial year at Calvin Hill. These and many other initiatives have been addressed in a thoughtful manner.

There are many challenges involved in running a school such as Calvin Hill, including continuing to support the sliding tuition scale so that we may educate a diverse student population, and being able to pay our teachers a fair salary. The Board has worked closely with Susan Taddei to address these issues, and the school is in a sound financial position, yet continues to need to focus on building our capacity to appropriately fund our program and staff. In the meantime, Susan and her staff work tirelessly to meet the demands of State agencies, and continue to maintain accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. I, as the President of the Board, am confident that Calvin Hill, under Susan Taddei’s leadership, will continue to provide an outstanding educational experience for young children, and I am excited by the continued commitment of the parents, teachers, Yale University and the greater New Haven community in support of Calvin Hill.

 

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Education / Preschools
Areas Served
New Haven
Hamden
Cheshire
East Haven
Guilford
Madison
North Haven
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Other
Calvin Hill Day Care Center is a private, non-profit, educational preschool and kindergarten program at Yale University for children of affiliated students, employees, and faculty of Yale University as well as for community families from the Greater New Haven area.
Programs
Description

Calvin Hill provides a program of high quality, developmentally informed, and affordable full-day preschool and kindergarten education each year to a diverse population of sixty children aged three to six. Our preschool consists of a classroom of three-year-olds (“the Threes”) and a classroom of four-year-olds (“the Preschool”), while our Kindergarten serves children ages five and six. The classrooms are led by a teaching staff of thirteen, along with an administrative staff of three, whose work is guided by our educational philosophy: “We believe that children learn best when they are actively engaged in their own play and work.”

A cornerstone of our program is our commitment “to establish and maintain strong relationships between teachers and families.” The parent/guardian-teacher relationship is highly valued, and parents/guardians are given the opportunity to communicate daily with their children’s teachers, participate in regular conferences, and join in classroom activities. More broadly, parents/guardians may serve on our Board of Directors and on our Parent Committee, and they participate in planning events and annual program evaluations. Our program truly is “made richer by the inclusion of our families' many backgrounds and strengths.”
   
 
Another defining aspect of our program is our sliding tuition scale. Since our founding in 1971, we have maintained this sliding scale so that all families may have access to our preschool and kindergarten education, regardless of family income. We are committed to “the promotion of access to high quality, developmentally informed early care and education for all children,” as we believe in the great educational value of having a community that is economically diverse. In the 2015-2016 school year, we project that 62% of our enrolled families will pay less than full tuition.
 
Population Served Families / Infants to Preschool (under age 5) /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

 

Every year, Calvin Hill provides high quality, developmentally informed, and affordable preschool and kindergarten education and care for a diverse group of 60 children ages 3-6 from the New Haven and Yale communities. We do this by preserving the vision of the idealistic 1971 founders – maintaining a sliding tuition scale so that all families have access to our program regardless of income. We are able to make this enormous commitment to supporting families through our robust fundraising efforts, our participation in government grants such as the New Haven School Readiness Program and the federal nutrition program (CACFP), the donations of individual supporters, and through the generous support of private foundations.

Calvin Hill conducts thoughtful and thorough observations of each child as they develop in all domains – cognitive, creative, physical, and social/emotional. This data informs our planning and gives us an in depth knowledge of each child’s areas of strength, abilities, and challenges over time. We know exactly what they can do and what we need to do to help them continue to be successful learners, ready for the next educational step. Parents tell us that we are meeting the needs of both children and families and the children’s next schools concur.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

Calvin Hill is a nurturing learning community dedicated to the development of all its members – children, families, and teachers. Our emergent curriculum approach provides an optimal learning experience for preschool and kindergarten children by emphasizing their intellectual development through their play. According to early childhood scholar, Dr. Lillian Katz (2015), the best preschool programs are those which, “focus on social, emotional, and intellectual goals (reasoning, predicting, analyzing, questioning) rather than narrow academic goals.” She concludes that this approach is, “most likely to yield desirable ‘school readiness’ as well as longer term benefits.” At a time when the academic and accountability pressures of elementary school are trickling down to preschools and kindergartens (Bassok, Latham, and Rorem, 2015), Calvin Hill remains a model of what is possible in early childhood education. Our dedicated and highly trained teachers are known for their longevity with the Center. Calvin Hill works to close the achievement gap by providing children with a safe, beautiful, nurturing, and intellectually stimulating community in which they can grow, explore, and develop a love of learning. 

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

 

We are confident in the quality of the program we provide for families particularly because we were re-accredited in November 2013 by the National Association for Young Children (NAEYC) – a recognition of high quality that we have held continuously since the beginning of the accreditation program over 25 years ago. We maintain our accreditation by filing an annual NAEYC report detailing the credentials of our current teaching staff, our ongoing efforts to meet all accreditation criteria, and the recent successes of our program.

Parents are asked to formally evaluate the program during the second semester. Again this year, we had 100% family participation in our NAEYC Family Survey and their responses show that they are overwhelmingly satisfied with our program regarding policy, procedures, quality, our approach to children’s progress and learning, family involvement, and community awareness. In addition, parents are asked to provide narrative, open-ended feedback at the end of each year. Many valuable and important improvements at Calvin Hill begin as observations and suggestions from parents and teachers. We welcome parent input at any time and take each suggestion very seriously.

Each teacher engages in a formal self-evaluation, goal setting, and performance review with the Director annually. In addition, the teachers formally evaluate our program through the NAEYC Teacher Survey. Each teaching team prepares a review of the successes and challenges of the year for our final staff meeting in June. This feedback is shared and discussed as a whole staff and reported to the Board of Directors at their next meeting.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
"We are thrilled to have joined the Calvin Hill community. The warmth and love and intelligence of the teachers and staff was palpable. We especially appreciated the way that your teachers nurtured individual initiative, love of art, nature, reading and dramatic play, and social skills related to sharing and caring." ~ Calvin Hill Parent
 
"We credit a lot of our son's happiness to the love and stimulation he gets every day at Calvin Hill. There is no doubt that being the recipient of both Calvin Hill's sliding scale and being a School Readiness family is an important part of what is keeping us afloat financially." ~ Calvin Hill Parent 
 
 
Description At Calvin Hill, we work to achieve our mission through our Fellowship Program in Early Childhood Education and Child Development. These one-year fellowships, provided to two fellows each year, are inspired by our stated goal of promoting “the intellectual and professional development of teachers to enable them to understand and enrich children’s social, emotional, physical, language, and intellectual development.” The fellowships were created in 1997 to address an identified need for post-college teacher training opportunities in the New Haven area for emerging professionals in the field of early childhood education. The objective of the fellowships is to provide the education and training necessary for the fellows to become leaders in the field, thus positively impacting generations of children to come.
Population Served Adults / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

We offer two fellowships each academic year. The fellows first join us in August, when they are each matched with a teaching mentor who is a highly experienced member of our teaching staff. Throughout the course of the school year, and under the supervision of their mentors, the fellows gradually become involved in all aspects of early childhood education at Calvin Hill: they assume all of the responsibilities of a teacher, including planning curricula, leading activities, conducting assessments, building relationships with parents and families, and forming collegial relationships with other early childhood education professionals in the community. By the end of their fellowships, the fellows are able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of child development, both typical and atypical.

2. Build family and community relationships.

3. Observe, document, and assess young children.

4. Create positive relationships and supportive interactions to connect with children.

5. Plan meaningful curriculum.

6. Identify professional goals.

Through their participation in the Clinical Child Development seminar at the Yale Child Study Center, the fellows learn about the wide range of adaptive (and maladaptive) behaviors and development. While developing an understanding of the broad and flexible definition of "normal," fellows also have the opportunity to learn about early childhood disorders and abnormal development. They become familiar with the processes of clinical referrals, diagnostic assessment, how clinicians think about the behaviors of children in groups, the differences between an educational and a therapeutic intervention, and models for working with children in an educational setting.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

Calvin Hill is a learning community dedicated to the development of all its members – children, families, teachers, and trainees in particular. Our fellowship program provides a model of high-quality, nationally accredited educational preschool and kindergarten programs. Through the fellowships, we are preparing professionals with a deep and sophisticated knowledge of family systems, organizations, and theory and practice of early childhood education. They leave our fellowship program as highly qualified, well-trained early childhood professionals. The fellows are then able to bring all of this knowledge and training with them as they embark on their careers, allowing them to positively influence the wider community far beyond Calvin Hill. We know from the feedback of the fellows that the experience has a profound impact on their personal and professional lives including their roles as parents and in the civic life of their own communities.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

Our fellowship program began 18 years ago in 1997. In the fall of 2014, we conducted an in-depth survey of our 38 past fellows with a 100% response rate. The results of the survey are remarkable. They show that most of our fellows came into the program with very little formal training in early childhood development and education and left our program feeling that we had done an “excellent” job meeting their training needs. The majority of them are working to improve the lives of children and families in their professional careers as teachers, college professors, doctors, clinicians, and therapists. Through their work, they reach tremendous numbers of people, estimated at a combined total over 10,000 people annually, which is truly a goal of the fellowship program.

Our current fellows meet weekly with their mentors for support, blending educational and clinical understandings of young children and families. The fellows keep a weekly journal in which they reflect on their experiences and their own development, and they regularly share their journals with their mentors for discussion and feedback. The mentors help the fellows set individual goals for the year and stay on track to achieve their goals, and the mentors conduct mid- and end-of-year evaluations of the fellows. Our fellows provide ongoing feedback about the fellowship program and share their recommendations for program improvement at the end of each year.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Once we build a community of learners, those learners then take what they have learned and go to other schools to lead parallel lives, and they help create communities on their own – this goes for teachers, children, parents, consultants; it’s something of an infectious community, one built of tears and laughter, of pictures and words, of art and science, of love and passion. I might not believe it possible if I wasn’t witness to it. ~ Ted Palenski, Fellow 2010-2013

Program Comments
CEO Comments Our child care program is licensed for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners. We currently only offer preschool and kindergarten programs. We do not provide care for infants. 
CEO/Executive Director
Susan Taddei
Term Start Sept 2015
Email susan@calvinhilldaycare.org
Experience

Susan Taddei, Ed.M. Lecturer, Yale Child Study Center. Director of Calvin Hill Day Care Center and Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten. 

Susan became the Director of Calvin Hill in August 2015. She has served in many roles at Calvin Hill since 1988 -- college student, teacher, parent, board member, and administrator.  She received her B.A. in Psychology and Education from Mount Holyoke College and her Ed.M in Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her Connecticut Director's Credential in 2015. 
 
Susan serves on the board of the New Haven affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  
Co-CEO
Carla Horwitz
Email carla.horwitz@yale.eud
Experience

Carla M. Horwitz, MS, Ed.D, Lecturer, Yale Child Study Center and Department of Psychology; Director Emerita of Calvin Hill Day Care Center and Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten

Carla Horwitz was the Director of Yale University's Calvin Hill Day Care Center for forty years, 1975-2015. The Center, a model educational preschool and kindergarten program, provides high quality, developmentally informed, affordable child care and education for the children of Yale and community families; it is also the site of early childhood practicum placements for Yale and other area colleges. She has a joint appointment in the Psychology Department and at the Yale Child Study Center where she teaches three courses in child development and theory and practice of early childhood education. She received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, an M.S. from Yeshiva University in Urban Education, an advanced Diploma in Education and Child Development from the Froebel Institute, Institute of Education, University of London, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Hartford. She has taught at the undergraduate, elementary, and preschool level. She spent a year in England studying open classroom, integrated day infant schools, and is currently involved in incorporating the practice of the progressive preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. Her research interests include the creation and implementation of progressive curriculum, play and its role in developmentally appropriate early care and education, supervision, mentoring and the professional development of teachers, and educational leadership.

Carla serves on the boards of several professional organizations including the New Haven Early Childhood Council, the New Haven affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, All Our Kin, Read to Grow and is on the advisory committee of the Gesell Institute of Human Development. She is also a consultant to early childhood programs and other educational settings.

Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 13
Number of Part Time Staff 16
Number of Volunteers 40
Staff Retention Rate 92%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 4
Caucasian 21
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 26
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Head Teacher
Experience/Biography

MS & BA Early Childhood Education from Southern Connecticut State University. CT State Certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. 36 years relevant experience. 37th year at Calvin Hill.

Title Head Teacher
Experience/Biography MS Urban Education. BS Early Childhood Education, both from Southern Connecticut State University. CT State Certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. 36 years relevant experience. 13th year at Calvin Hill.
Title Head Teacher
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Tri-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Board Chair
Nancy Bianchi
Company Affiliation North Branford Public Schools
Term July 2017 to June 2018
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Chris Anderson Middlefield Public Schools
Christine Barker Zangari, Cohn, Cuthbertson P.C.
Kavitha Bindra Yale School of Management
Shannon Callaway ConnectedHealth
Gillian Eversman Women and Family Life Center
Ray Fair Yale School of Management
Themba Flowers Yale Center for Science and Social Science Information
Shiri Goren Yale Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Michele Goyette-Ewing Yale Child Study Center
Heidi Hamilton Family Urban Schools of Excellence
Greg Huber Yale Department of Political Science
Megan King Yale University
Elif Kongar University of Bridgeport Technology Management and Mechanical Engineering
Marc Levenson Operations Manager, Ezra Stiles College, Yale
Jamie McPartland Yale Child Study Center
Monique Moore Home Inspector for Yale New Haven Hospital
Winnie Naclerio Calvin Hill Day Care Center
Peg Oliveira 108 Monkeys (Yoga)
David Schleicher Yale Law School
Wendy Simmons CT Education Resource Center
Susan Taddei Calvin Hill Day Care Center
Preethi Varghese-Joseph Public Health Lecturer
Edward Wittenstein Yale, Special Assistant to the President
Richard Zubek Solebury Communications
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 3
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 17
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Flood
Medical Health Insurance
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Nominating
Parents
Personnel
Technology
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30 2018
Projected Revenue $808,187.00
Projected Expenses $896,040.00
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$79,313$40,308$34,799
Government Contributions$48,044$52,067$48,224
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$48,044$52,067$48,224
Individual Contributions------
------
$734,471$737,208$769,053
Investment Income, Net of Losses$150$120$44
Membership Dues------
Special Events$39,941$81,167$49,442
Revenue In-Kind------
Other------
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$740,913$678,256$728,138
Administration Expense$146,695$217,854$184,225
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.021.020.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%76%80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$495,199$516,304$493,765
Current Assets$495,199$516,304$493,765
Long-Term Liabilities$1,300$1,469$770
Current Liabilities$132,538$167,785$160,705
Total Net Assets$361,361$347,050$332,290
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountSeymour L. Lustman Memorial Fund $40,000The Seedling Foundation $23,175The Seedlings Foundation $23,175
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountThe Seedlings Foundation $23,175New Haven Investment Fund $10,000The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $17,237
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountNew Haven Investment Fund $10,000The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $9,287New Haven Investment Fund $10,000
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.743.083.07
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Comments
CEO Comments
  
 
Foundation Staff Comments

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Address 150 Highland St.
New Haven, CT 065112015
Primary Phone 203 764-9350
CEO/Executive Director Susan Taddei
Board Chair Nancy Bianchi
Board Chair Company Affiliation North Branford Public Schools

 

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