CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF THE BLUEGRASS INC
290 Alumni Dr.
Lexington KY 40503
Contact Information
Nonprofit CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF THE BLUEGRASS INC
Address 290 Alumni Dr.
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone (859) 218-2322
Fax 859 323-1922
Contact Name Sarah Vanover
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1959
Financial Summary
 
 
Statements
Mission Statement THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF THE BLUEGRASS IS DEDICATED TO ENSURING THAT CHILDREN WITH AND WITHOUT SPECIAL NEEDS REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL BY COLLABORATING WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO CREATE THE HIGHEST QUALITY COMMUNITY-BASED THERAPY SERVICES AS WELL AS PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS 
Background Statement Child Development Center of the Bluegrass (CDCB) has served over 10,000 children and families in and around Fayette County since 1958. The agency was originally known as the United Cerebral Palsy of the Bluegrass but became CDCB in 1983 when it expanded its services from children with only cerebral palsy to those with Downs Syndrome, mental retardation, learning disabilities, autism, and visual and hearing impairments. However, within two years of opening its doors, the now CDCB was regarded as a model program and has an extensive history of transforming how families and society work with children with special needs.

 CDCB is one of 22 four-star programs in Kentucky's STARS FOR KIDS NOW program and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). With this, CDCB is committed to continuing its programs with well-defined guidelines to ensure integrity and effectiveness.

Impact Statement
CDCB recently completed construction of a new 22,000 sq ft facility in cooperation with the University of Kentucky. We are now able to provide quality preschool and early intervention services for up to 168 children in our center, 30% of whom may have special needs.  Another 150+ children may be provided out-patient therapy services by CDCB therapists.  This new facility will allow CDCB to continue quality preschool services.
 As our enrollment grows, we will train the new staff in providing quality early childhood education and continuing the culture of CDCB.  We will identify ways to collaborate with appropriate community and university partners to serve the needs of our children and families in our new setting. 
Needs Statement
Our most pressing needs are
--replenishing the money we have spent on the facility so that we can have a strong endowment for scholarships and other programs 
--donations for preschool scholarships for children with special needs
--funds to offset family cost of therapy services
--operating funds to provide the extra staffing needed to serve children with special needs in an integrated setting.
--volunteers for special events and long-term commitments
--special programs for enrichment for our children's education
CEO/Executive Director Statement CDCB has been part of Lexington's community for more than 55 years.  Our new partnership with the University of Kentucky has not only allowed us to move into an amazing facility, but it now allows us to serve even more children in the Lexington area through our early care and education program or through outpatient therapy.  CDCB is privileged to have ten therapists on staff to assist our children in the preschool with diagnosed delays, as well as children in the community that come to us for outpatient therapy.  We follow  the low adult-to-student ratios recommended by the  National Association of Education for Young Children and have a lead teacher in each classroom with a degree in the field.   CDCB uses high quality curriculum in each classroom and conducts regular assessments on each child to track their development progress.  CDCB's rich and successful history has set the bar for providing the highest quality of early intervention and education services.  We continue to strive to be a leader in the field of early childhood education in Kentucky.  As the Executive Director, I am extremely proud of the high quality care provided by my staff, and as a parent of two children enrolled at CDCB, I could not be happier with the learning environment that my sons get to experience each day.
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Kentucky
CDCB's services are available to children and families in Lexington and throughout central Kentucky.
Board Chair
Board Chair Janet M Smith
Company Affiliation Lexmark International - retired
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2015
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Kenny Angelucci Angelucci CompanyNonVoting
Sue Barnes Community VolunteerNonVoting
James Baughman JR Community VolunteerVoting
Roger Bean American Board of Family MedicineVoting
Alan Bloomfield RetiredNonVoting
Shannon Carroll University of KentuckyVoting
Joe Coons DevelopmentNonVoting
Anne Noffsinger Creech RetiredNonVoting
Michael Dawahare Jefferies Asset managementVoting
Luther Deaton Central Bank and Trust CompanyVoting
Ann Todd Dupree Community VolunteerVoting
Ann Rosenstein Giles AJR Marketing PartnersVoting
Barbara Groves Community VolunteerVoting
Twanjua Jones Fayette County SchoolsVoting
Mike Kanarek WKYTVoting
Thomas B. Kessinger IIIHilliard LyonsVoting
Steven Loy Stoll Keenon OgdenVoting
Wayne Martin WKYTVoting
Ann McBrayer "Community Volunteer"Voting
Michael Miller Retired, KDEVoting
Dr. Jackie Noonan UK HealthCareVoting
Warren Rosenthal Patchen Wilkes FarmNonVoting
Carol Russell Community VolunteerVoting
Bonnie Senft KeenelandVoting
Janet Smith Lexmark International Inc.Voting
Melissa Sullivan Community VolunteerVoting
Jan Swauger University of KentuckyVoting
Fran Taylor Community VolunteerNonVoting
Trudy Tibbs Community VolunteerVoting
John Tobe RetiredVoting
George Zhang Ashland Inc.Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 29
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 15
Female 16
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 52%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 96%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 84%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Building
Endowment
Executive
Finance
Nominating
Operations
Marketing
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Sarah T Vanover
Term Start Dec 2012
Email svanover@cdcbg.org
Experience Sarah Taylor Vanover has been working in the field of early childhood education for the past sixteen years.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, and most recently, completed her Master’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education (birth through Kindergarten) at Eastern Kentucky University.  Her research interest has been in determining quality components of infant and toddler programs.  Sarah is an Early Care and Education Credentialed Trainer for the state of Kentucky, and she has been invited to speak at national conferences including the National Association of Education for Young Children’s annual conference and the American Montessori Society’s annual conference.  Sarah has an early childhood certification from the American Montessori Society as a trained Montessori teacher, and she has a Kentucky Director’s Credential through the Division of Child Care.  Sarah’s work experience includes teaching Montessori preschool, teaching Kentucky state preschool for children with and without disabilities, directing a star-rated child care program in the STARS for Kids Now voluntary accreditation program, and working at the Division of Child Care in Frankfort supervising child care providers throughout the state of Kentucky. 
Staff
Full Time Staff 30
Part Time Staff 40
Volunteers 30
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 90%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 2
Caucasian 70
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 3
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 75
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Stella Crutcher Oct 2008 - Dec
Senior Staff
Title Enrollment Director
Title Finance Director
Title Lead Therapist
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Description CDCB’s mission is to serve children with special needs in an inclusive setting.  CDCB's preschool program is known for it's excellent adult/child ratio and small class sizes. CDCB believes smaller group sizes enables all children to receive the individual attention they need. CDCB offers full-day preschool for children ages 6 weeks to five years of age for children with and without special needs. Speech, occupational, and physical therapies for children with special needs are provided within the natural environment of the classroom. Therapists schedule time in the classroom based on each child’s needs. The preschool program is accredited by NAEYC and is 4-Star Rated.. CDCB also provides early intervention services for young children who do not attend the preschool.  Families can seek therapy services through the outpatient setting or community based services. Children may come to CDCB to participate in physical, occupational and speech therapy. 
Budget 2587199
Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years),
Program Short Term Success
95% of children in CDCB's preschool will demonstrate progress in all developmental areas on bi-annual assessments.
90% of parents attend and participate in at least two conferences annually with teachers and other professionals.
95% of CDCB parents will report successful transition of their child to kindergarten on an anonymous survey.
Program Long term Success The intent of CDCB’s programs is to enable young children to reach their full potential, be fully integrated into their communities, and become productive members of those communities. To accomplish this goal, the objectives of its programs are:

1.      Increase participants’ independence through development of motor, coordination, social-emotional, cognitive, and self-help skills.

2.      Increase participants’ progress in pre-literacy skills.

3.      Increase participants’ ability to function in group settings.

4.      Increase participants’ progress in establishing friendships with a diverse group of peers.

Program Success Monitored By
CDCB uses an ongoing assessment model to monitor each child's progress on attaining development milestones and skills.  Assessment methods include observations, skills measurements, formal evaluations, screenings, parent input, portfolios, and work samples.
Examples of Program Success  Jessica was three years old when she enrolled at CDCB. She had difficulty with daily activities such as feeding and eating skills, had low muscle tone, and delayed motor skills. Jessica exhibited sensory integration dysfunction – the brain’s inability to receive process and use information in a functional way– which made these tasks difficult to complete. Soon after she was enrolled in our preschool, shestarted receiving occupational and speech/language therapy in an inclusive classroom setting with her typically developing peers.  With CDCB’s small classroom sizes and great child/teacher ratios, Jessica is able to learn and thrive in a natural environment. She can now ask and answer questions, and use up to five word sentences. She participates in classroom activities and loves to make her teachers and peers smile!
Program Comments
CEO Comments
As stated above, CDCB’s early intervention and preschool programs are designed to support families in ensuring their children acquire the developmental skills that are prerequisite to independence in life skills and to academic learning. The trans-disciplinary team approach makes it possible for teachers and therapists to teach one another and the family how to address children's needs continuously throughout all activities whether the individual teacher/therapist is with the child or not. Furthermore, it is much more likely that children will acquire these critical skills when they have the opportunity to practice the skills in the situations in which the skill is needed - the natural environments of the home and preschool classroom.
CDCB is at an exciting crossroads as an organization!  During the past three years, CDCB has been forming and refining a relationship with UK HealthCare and opened a new facility on the campus of the University of Kentucky that will extend the possibilities for serving children with special needs in central Kentucky.  It will open the door for research and education and assist in competitive recruitment and retention of UK physicians, faculty, and staff.  Philanthropic support is an important part of our plan to make this preschool center a reality. 
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Alliance for Children and Families - Member2010
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)2011
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2013
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2014
Projected Revenue $2,587,197.00
Projected Expenses $2,587,197.00
Endowment Value $3,062,938.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe 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 Year201220112010
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$143,700$117,472$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$143,700$117,472--
Individual Contributions$76,862$150,759$138,908
$210,697$1,116,899$108,979
$819,317$396,835$387,825
Investment Income, Net of Losses$77,649$117,269$101,143
Membership Dues------
Special Events$33,504$14,957$540,052
Revenue In-Kind------
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201220112010
Program Expense$1,151,458$974,321$1,008,457
Administration Expense$170,640$252,409$228,146
Fundraising Expense$1,269$1,380$5,665
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.031.561.58
Program Expense/Total Expenses87%79%169%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%1%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201220112010
Total Assets$5,428,257$5,649,737$4,346,838
Current Assets$968,565$1,599,729$467,568
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$71,169$67,944$100,291
Total Net Assets$5,357,088$5,581,793$4,246,547
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities13.6123.544.66
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Form 990s
2012 990 FYE 6-30-12
2011 990 2011
2010 CDCB 990 6/30/2010
2009 990
2008 990
2007 990
Audit Documents
2011 Audit Document
2010 CDCB Audit
2009 Audit
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose CDCB through an agreement with UK HealthCare has recently build a 22,000 sq. ft. facility located on UK's campus to expand our early intervention and preschool services to more children and families in the community. Although the construction is complete, the capital campaign continues to offset the money that was taken from our investment to pay for the building.
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration Yes