Sacred Heart Manor Nursery and Kindergarten
261 Benham Street
Hamden CT 06514
Contact Information
Address 261 Benham Street
Hamden, CT 06514-
Telephone (203) 230-4889 x
Fax 203-407-8965
E-mail sealat@yahoo.com
Web and Social Media
Mission

Sacred Heart Nursery & Kindergarten is owned by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is staffed both by the sisters and qualified lay persons. It was established in 1975 as a private Catholic school for the education of preschool and kindergarten age children regardless of race or religion. Believing that each student is a child of God, we at Sacred Heart Nursery & Kindergarten strive to educate and care for the whole child. Motivated by the conviction stated by Apostles foundress Mother Clelia Merloni that "the Heart of Jesus draws us into Himself at every moment,” we carefully prepare the environment within the school. We strive to help the child develop his/her academic and social skills, and also to grow spiritually and emotionally. In keeping with this philosophy, every effort is made to help the children grow and develop.

At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1974
Organization's type of tax exempt status Exempt-Other
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Sr. Elaine Ann Lattanzi ASCJ
Board Chair Sr. Maureen Martin ASCJ
Board Chair Company Affiliation Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $213,000.00
Projected Expenses $154,564.00
Statements
Mission

Sacred Heart Nursery & Kindergarten is owned by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is staffed both by the sisters and qualified lay persons. It was established in 1975 as a private Catholic school for the education of preschool and kindergarten age children regardless of race or religion. Believing that each student is a child of God, we at Sacred Heart Nursery & Kindergarten strive to educate and care for the whole child. Motivated by the conviction stated by Apostles foundress Mother Clelia Merloni that "the Heart of Jesus draws us into Himself at every moment,” we carefully prepare the environment within the school. We strive to help the child develop his/her academic and social skills, and also to grow spiritually and emotionally. In keeping with this philosophy, every effort is made to help the children grow and develop.

Background
The Sacred Heart Manor Nursery and Kindergarten began as a nursery school in the basement of Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden, CT in 1974. It moved to its current location at Sacred Heart Manor, the Apostles' retirement home, in 1976, the same year that the kindergarten opened with 5 students. Sr. Maria DalZovo was missioned at the nursery when it opened in 1974 and Sr. Mary Louise Bunnell followed in 1976. The school was opened originally as a service to the working mothers of the community, to create a Catholic learning environment for young children during their formative years, and to bring in income to help support the Manor financially. The nursery and kindergarten has grown to include six classrooms – four preschool rooms and two kindergarten rooms, with an enrollment at 68 students. Sr. Elaine Ann Lattanzi has been the Director since 1992.
Impact
Sacred Heart Nursery & Kindergarten continues to attract families to its preschool and kindergarten. Enrollment is so high that we have to turn children away due to lack of classroom space.
 
Last year we were also able to update many features of the school, including
- updating the outdoor playground and making it safer by spreading mulch throughout;
- updating the bathrooms; and
- replacing the old chalkboards with new dry erase white boards.
 
We were also able to raise $3,000 through three fundraising initiatives that went to our families. 
Needs
The school is in need of additional updating for its rooms, including new carpets throughout the school. Cost: $10,000
 
We need to hire an additional aide to help in the kindergarten classroom or else we will be forced to turn away potential students. Cost: $20,000
 
Scholarships are our most pressing needs. We have many familes that would like to send their children to Sacred Heart Nursery & Kindergarten but can not afford our tuition. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to grow with us, and are looking for sponsors to fund these children.
Cost of sponsoring one child for 5 full days: $3,660
Cost of sponsoring one child for 3 full days: $2,700
Cost of sponsoring one child for 2 full days: $2,100
CEO Statement As educators in a Catholic pre-school, we are called to proclaim and witness the gospel message. The Love of the Heart of Christ, as exemplified in the life of Mother Clelia, empowers us to respond to the challenges of the Church today. We commit ourselves to evangelization through the ministry of education and the creation of a supportive and challenging climate, which affirms the dignity of all persons within the school community
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Education / Preschools
Secondary Organization Category Religion- Related /
Areas Served
East Haven
Hamden
New Haven
North Haven
West Haven
Bethany
Branford
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Madison
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Sacred Heart Nursery & Kindergarten draws students from the greater New Haven area.
Programs
Description
The Nursery & Pre-K curriculum is based on current research and sound education theories of early childhood learning and development. We provide a wide range of hands-on, interactive activities that allow children to use their unique learning styles to experiment and explore their surroundings. Special learning activities and skill sets will stimulate creativity, build positive self-image and address the needs of the whole child.
Areas of Instruction include:
Pre-reading: learn to follow directions, develop gross and fine motor skills, use auditory and visual discrimination;
Math: learn to count, develop number order-sequence skills, and establish weight and size concepts;
Oral Language Development: verbalize through spontaneity of expression, enhance listening skills, follow directions, and develop ideas;
Physical Education: develop large motor skills through activities, marching and exercising with records & tapes;
Music: learn to develop listening skills through music appreciation, singing and rhythmic activities;
Art: complete projects using crayons, watercolor painting, finger painting, construction in clay and paper.
Population Served 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.
Providing over a 10 month period a curriculum that emphasizes religious education, socialization skills, physical education, and academics appropriate to the child's age. By the end of the school year, all of the children will be able to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer before meals, line up to go to the bathroom or outside in a mannerly order, and know their alphabet letters.
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.
The goals of Sacred Heart are to respect and care for our students and all of God's gifts so that all will learn to care for and respect all people and creation; to accept and appreciate the many different cultures in our program and to be aware of all the ways in which we are the same; to offer a variety of learning experiences for the varied learning styles; and to include in the curriculum opportunities which help the child develop skiills for life.
Description
The Kindergarten curriculum includes a wide range of hands-on activities that allow children to use their unique learning styles to experiment and explore their surroundings. The curriculum provides consistency and a predictable routine, which is comforting to children. Children feel secure when they know what to expect each day. The open-ended activities offered will result in feelings of achievement and increased confidence.
Children will learn to:
    •  communicate well, respect others, accept diversity, and function well as members of a team
    •  analyze situations, make reasoned judgments, and solve new problems
    •  access information through various modes, including spoken and written language.
    •  learn new approaches, skills, and knowledge.

Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) / /
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.
In addition to the skills provided in pre-school, the kindergarten program prepares the child for first grade through:
Reading Readiness - laying a foundation for reading through development of phonetic skills, word anticipation and printing skills;
Math Readiness - concentration on computational skills, the meaning and use of numbers, basic addition and subtraction, counting, measuring and manipulation of objects and symbols, problem-solving by the use of pen and paper, and mental arithmetic.
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.
The goals of Sacred Heart are to respect and care for our students and all of God's gifts so that all will learn to care for and respect all people and creation; to accept and appreciate the many different cultures in our program and to be aware of all the ways in which we are the same; to offer a variety of learning experiences for the varied learning styles; and to include in the curriculum opportunities which help the child develop skiills for life.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Students are given the state test at the end of kindergarten.
Program Comments
CEO Comments
Sacred Heart Manor Nursery and Kindergarten boasts a very diverse group of children, including African American, Asian, Causcasian, Hispanic, Hispanic/African American and African American/Caucasian.
CEO/Executive Director
Sr. Elaine Ann Lattanzi ASCJ
Term Start July 1992
Email sealat@yahoo.com
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 8
Number of Part Time Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 5
Staff Retention Rate 86%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Board Chair
Sr. Maureen Martin ASCJ
Company Affiliation Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Term June 2004 to June 2013
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Sr. Veronica Beato ASCJApostles of the Sacred Heart
Sr. Ellen Cronan ASCJApostles of the Sacred Heart
Sr. Anne D'Alessio ASCJD'Alessio
Sr. Lisa Retort ASCJApostles of the Sacred Heart
Sr. Anne T. Walsh ASCJApostles of the Sacred Heart
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 6
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Written Conflict of Interest Policy No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 0%
Board Co-Chair
Sr. Anne T. Walsh ASCJ
Company Affiliation Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Term June 2004 to June 2013
Email awalsh@ascjus.org
Additional Board/s Members and Affiliations
NameAffiliation
Mr. Michael J. Deegan M.EdAsssociate Superintendent of Schools, New York City
Mr. Thom Digman Jesuits of the Missouri Province
Mr. Steven R. DiSalvo Ph.D.The Hopewell Group
Mr. Dominic Federico Federico & Sette
Mr. Francis E. Lamboley The Lamboley Law Firm
Mr. Stephen A. Moore Ernst & Young
Ms. Grace Cotter Regan The Society of Jesus of New England
Rev. James Shanley St. George Church
Mr. Michael Termini Cooke Center for Learning and Development
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2012
Fiscal Year End June 30 2013
Projected Revenue $213,000.00
Projected Expenses $154,564.00
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
Other Documents
Other Documents 3
NameYear
Sacred Heart Manor Nursery and Kindergarten education plan2012View
Sacred Heart Manor Nursery and Kindergarten brochure2012View
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201220112010
Program Expense$4,600$4,400--
Administration Expense$134,184$132,904--
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.441.32--
Program Expense/Total Expenses3%3%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%--
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201220112010
Total Assets$0$0--
Current Assets$0$0--
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$0$0--
Total Net Assets$0$0--
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201220112010
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- ----
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- ----
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- ----
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments
Any income that exceeds expenses is used for facility renovations. For example, last year these funds were used to upgrade the playground to make it safer for the children. The carpets need to be replaced throughout the building and funds may need to be used for this project.
Foundation Staff Comments This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address 261 Benham Street
Hamden, CT 06514
Primary Phone 203 230-4889
Contact Email sealat@yahoo.com
CEO/Executive Director Sr. Elaine Ann Lattanzi ASCJ
Board Chair Sr. Maureen Martin ASCJ
Board Chair Company Affiliation Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

 

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