Child Care Council of Kentucky, Inc.
2501 Sandersville Rd
Suite 120
Lexington KY 40511
Contact Information
Nonprofit Child Care Council of Kentucky, Inc.
Address 2501 Sandersville Rd
Suite 120
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone (859) 254-9176 200
Fax 859 225-5435
Contact Name Bradley Stevenson
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1996
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Donations to the Child Care Council may be made through:
  • checks (made out to the CCC of KY.)
  • credit card (Visa and Mastercard) online at www.childcarecouncilofky.com
  • purchase of Kids Matter products(website sales)

Volunteer opportunities are available several times a year during annual fundraising events. Watch the CCC website for information or contact the CCC directly by phone. 

Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Statements
Mission Statement

The Child Care Council of Kentucky, Inc. (CCC) was incorporated in 1984 in Lexington, KY.  The CCC has long been referred to as the local hub for child care in Central Kentucky.  The CCC's mission is to serve as a visible community resource committed to offering access to affordable, quality care and education. We pledge to promote, expand, and enhance services that improve the quality of life for all children, families, and early care professionals in the Bluegrass.

Since 1997, the CCC has continued to grow and expand services throughout Kentucky.  In 1997, the CCC grew from a staff of 5 to almost 40 when the agency was awarded the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) contract for 22 counties in Central Kentucky.  In 2009, the CCC expanded CCAP services to an additional 49 counties in Northern and Eastern Kentucky.  The agency grew from 50 staff to almost 100 during this expansion.

The CCC was awarded the CCAP contract for all 120 counties in Kentucky in July 2012.  With these contracts, the CCC grew again from 100 staff to over 200.  The CCC was also awarded contracts to expand CCR&R services (training and technical assistance) to the FIVCO Area Development District and the Lincoln Trail Area Development District in July 2012.

In late 2017, the CCC transitioned all CCAP services back to the Department for Community Based Services where the program is administered today.

The CCC prides itself on being a trendsetter in the field of Early Childhood and continues today as the primary provider of professional development and quality learning opportunities for early care and education professionals in Central Kentucky.


Background Statement

 

The Child Care Council of Kentucky, Inc. (CCC) was incorporated in 1984 in Lexington, KY.  The CCC has long been referred to as the local hub for child care in Central Kentucky.  The CCC's mission is to serve as a visible community resource committed to offering access to affordable, quality care and education. We pledge to promote, expand, and enhance services that improve the quality of life for all children, families, and early care professionals in the Bluegrass.

Since 1997, the CCC has continued to grow and expand services throughout Kentucky.  In 1997, the CCC grew from a staff of 5 to almost 40 when the agency was awarded the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) contract for 22 counties in Central Kentucky.  In 2009, the CCC expanded CCAP services to an additional 49 counties in Northern and Eastern Kentucky.  The agency grew from 50 staff to almost 100 during this expansion.

The CCC was awarded the CCAP contract for all 120 counties in Kentucky in July 2012.  With these contracts, the CCC grew again from 100 staff to over 200.  The CCC was also awarded contracts to expand CCR&R services (training and technical assistance) to the FIVCO Area Development District and the Lincoln Trail Area Development District in July 2012.

In late 2017, the CCC transitioned all CCAP services back to the Department for Community Based Services where the program is administered today.

The CCC prides itself on being a trendsetter in the field of Early Childhood and continues today as the primary provider of professional development and quality learning opportunities for early care and education professionals in Central Kentucky.


 

Impact Statement

In 2018, the CCC trained over 15,000 early care and education professionals in the Commonwealth.                                                                               

Needs Statement
- Credentialed Trainers
- Volunteers
- Affordable training spaces 
CEO/Executive Director Statement
There's a direct correlation between the skills that teachers have and the skills they are able to teach children in their classrooms.  I believe the quality of professional development offered by the CCC  has a great impact on how teachers are able to apply skills learned in their classrooms.  
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Education / Educational Services
Tertiary Organization Category Education / Parent & Teacher Groups
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Kentucky
 

The administrative offices of the Child Care Council are located in Lexington, Kentucky.  The CCC serves the Central Kentucky region plus the Lincoln Trail Region in Elizabethtown.  

Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. The Child Care Council of Kentucky (CCC) is the trusted leader in the field of early care and education. Annually the CCC Professional Development Program offers approximately 900 classes and trains an average of 13,000 participants face to face. In addition 25+ online classes are generally offered and 1800 or more participants took advantage of the convenience of distance learning to meet their personal schedules. These professional development hours of training annually reach over 3,000! All classes meet the state requirements and regulations related to child care. 

When educating child care providers it is imperative that they receive the best in training. Knowledge gained through training is directly applied into the classroom to improve quality. As a non-profit the CCC actively raises funding to keep the cost of training at low cost or no cost to the participant. The majority of early care classes are offered by the CCC.

Research shows that the education of the child care provider is directly related to the success of the children in their care. Children deserve the best in early care and education. The Child Care Council of Kentucky works diligently to stay current on topics of educational interest to providers. CCC staff spend hours researching trends and developing new trainings on topics related to social and emotional well-being, literacy, math, science, art, music, nutrition and family involvement. 

Involving the family in the child’s early care is a crucial factor in determining success when entering school for the first time. It goes hand in hand with the education of early care providers.

 Educating parents on how to choose quality child care is an on-going goal of the Child Care Council of Kentucky. Resources for parents are available through the CCC website, at community resource fairs, educational events, and through parenting classes. Parent resources regarding quality child care are also distributed through the Child Care Assistance Program offices located in 120 counties in Kentucky.

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) is a human service program made available through funding from the Cabinet for Health and Family Service, Division of Child Care. This program assists low income parents with the high cost of child care. The CCC was awarded a contract to administer this program and funds are restricted 100% to program management. 

Other restricted funding to the CCC is provided through a sub-contract with the University of Kentucky, Human Development Institute, which includes the Child Care Aware services of technical assistance for child care centers, coordination of training and community outreach.

As the local Resource and Referral Agency since 1984, the CCC can provide assistance with any questions regarding child care.

StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? The Child Care Council of Kentucky (CCC) has been educating central Kentuckians on the importance of quality child care since 1984.  Under the current leadership, staff at the CCC work as a team to “think outside of the box” when setting goals for the future. Through constant research and monitoring of trends the CCC continues to stay ahead of the game when developing new and innovative ideas. 

With the information highway right in the palm of your hand it makes sense to recognize that information on locating and choosing quality care should be easily accessible to parents. The CCC took this into consideration and developed a smartphone application called the Child Care Finder. This is the first application of its kind in the country. 

Technology dictates the world and the ease of online websites have made resources available around the clock, 365 days a year. The CCC has built a website that offers a variety of resources to parents, child care providers and the community at-large. Distance learning allows providers to train at their own pace on their own time.

The ability to build computer programs relating to organizational operations gave the Child Care Council of Kentucky an edge when submitting the Request for Proposal for the statewide contract for Child Care Assistance. Having been awarded the contract the CCC was able to streamline and formulate methods that make in house procedures operate more efficiently, thereby providing better customer service to those served.

By applying the approach of staying well informed and ahead of the game the CCC has been able to expand services for families, children and child care providers.

In 1984 CCC served people in 17 counties and today serves people in all 120 of Kentucky. Long term goals have always been to educate child care providers, parents and community partners. All children of Kentucky deserve to have access to quality child care and to become prepared to succeed.

 

CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals? A proven track record with 30 years of experience gives the Child Care Council of Kentucky (CCC) the ability to remain a leader in the field of early care and education. The CCC searches for and employs the best people for each and every job throughout the agency. 19 staff members have been employed with the agency for over 10 years and several of those have been employed since 1997. When the CCC was awarded the contract for management of the statewide contract for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) administrative staff hired many staff that had been with the program for 10 plus years and several who had been with CCAP program since 1997.

The CCC benefits from a strong Board of Directors made up of highly visible community members who, guided by the CCC mission, are committed to strategically leading the agency to long term success.

With thirty years of experience the CCC has built many strong relationships in the child care field. These include but are not limited to:

·       The Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services, Division of Child Care,

·       The University of Kentucky, Human Development Institute, Child Care Aware of Kentucky,

·       Fayette County Public Schools,

·       United Way of the Bluegrass,

·       PNC Foundation,

·       Community Action Council,

·       Community Early Childhood Councils

·       National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, and

·       Partners for Youth

The budget of the CCC consists of dollars that are directly dedicated to the operation of certain programs. These contract dollars cannot be spent for any other purpose. The CCC general fund generates unrestricted funds that can be used to promote, enhance and expand services to families, children and child care providers. Funds are produced through grants, donations, fundraising events and fees from the Professional Development Program.

 

IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact? Because the Child Care Council of Kentucky holds a major contract with the state of Kentucky and a sub contract with the University of Kentucky and CCC is monitored on a regular basis using tools provided. A site visit is also required to monitor the progress of these contracts.

Additionally, funding provided through grant awards from the United Way of the Bluegrass, the PNC Foundation and Partners for Youth, Fayette County Public Schools and others require reporting and monitoring of progress. Reports on numbers of participants, agency contacts, demographics, quality control, program evaluation, staffing, and customer satisfaction are required on a quarterly basis. 

As an agency the CCC monitors all website activity and generates reports on a monthly basis to assess and improve services. The agency has built systems to track CCAP claims and file reviews.

The Board of Directors receives a statistical report, reviews all monitor reports and any plans of action that may occur. In addition, the Board of Directors receives a monthly copy of the financials to monitor progress and to assure that the agency is fiscally sound.

ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far? The Child Care Council of Kentucky is deliberate in its approach to long term impact as indicated through the steady growth of the agency. In 1984 CCC had a staff of two people. With vision and insight leadership chose to move forward. The agency began to apply for funding to increase the ability to provide training to child care providers in 17 counties of the Bluegrass Area Development District. In 1997 a program for assistance to low income parents to help pay for quality child care became available and the agency began to build a foundation for later success when awarded the contract to provide these services in 22 counties. With the successful management of 22 counties, leadership in the organization took the knowledge learned through success and failures, applying that experience when the contract became available again. In 2009 CCC was awarded additional contracts for northern and eastern Kentucky. 

Encouraged with the continuing success of program management, CCC used a more aggressive and innovative approach when completing the 2011 RFP that would eventually award the program management for the entire state of Kentucky, which is held today. 

With proven CCAP management success the CCC applied best practice models and was awarded two additional ADD regions in Kentucky for management of the Child Care Aware of Kentucky program and has expanded the Professional Development Program into Lincoln Trail and FIVCO, as well as Jefferson County. Advancing technology makes the field wide open for exciting possibilities like the Child Care Finder App that was developed by CCC for smartphones.

It has always been and continues to be the long term goal of the CCC that all children have access to quality child care. As the CCC grows, the impact of parents demanding quality child care continues to drive the agency forward when educating child care providers. Knowledge learned through training sessions is directly applied to early childcare classrooms, helping to assure that children are prepared to succeed when entering school. There will always be early care providers who need a quality education and ultimately the success of children is the future of Kentucky.

 

 

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Dan Mason
Company Affiliation Traditional Bank
Term July 2010 to July 2018
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Ms. Jessica BerryYMCA Central KYVoting
Mr. Wallis BrooksKentucky BankVoting
Mr. Chris ChaffinTraditional BankVoting
Mr. Eamonn FitzgeraldFayette County Public SchoolsVoting
Ms. Connie FrommTraditional BankVoting
Mr. Dan MasonTraditional BankVoting
Mrs. Shirley PaceRetired Registered NurseVoting
Ms. RuthAnn PalumboState LegislatorNonVoting
Ms. Kelli ParmleyLexington Public LibraryVoting
Mrs. Whitney SchlanskyChild Care Director/ High Street Neighborhood CenterVoting
Ms. Whitney VitatoeTriple A (AAA)Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 95%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Executive
Finance
Board Development / Board Orientation
Human Resources / Personnel
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Comments
CEO Comments Over the past several years the Child Care Council of Kentucky (CCC) has made a concentrated effort to build a stronger board. The growth and subsequent impact of the agency spurred a new and renewed interest in the good work that the CCC accomplishes on an annual basis. All members are dedicated to the mission of the organization and, most importantly, fiscally sound oversight. Each one has taken on the challenge. 

New members with strong community presence and a commitment to making life better for families, children and early care providers have added a “new energy” to the board. The board now includes bankers, lawyers, marketing executives, technology specialists, business owners, retired medical personnel, and child care directors. With the team that has been assembled the opportunities for partnerships are excellent. 

With that said the rapid growth of the agency presents a challenge when trying to assure that all areas of the state served by the CCC have representation on the board. Technology offers the possibility of virtual meetings and the board has accepted that challenge. 

The board is currently searching for additional members to fill representation from northern, eastern, and western Kentucky. 

Bradley Stevenson, Executive Director

CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Bradley S. Stevenson
Term Start Sept 1997
Email bradley.stevenson@cccofky.com
Experience

Bradley Stevenson is a 2001 graduate of the University of Kentucky holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Studies, Individual and Family Development. Mr. Stevenson has worked in every department of the Child Care Council of Kentucky having been employed since 1997. He currently holds the position of Executive Director managing two prominent state contract budgets with oversight of 190 staff. He has been instrumental in the development of a smartphone app for parents, Child Care Finder. 

Under his direction the agency has grown to include management of the Child Care Assistance Program throughout the 120 counties of Kentucky, as well as services to child care providers through the Child Care Aware program in three regions of Kentucky.

Mr. Stevenson is a member of several national associations directly related to children and families and is an active community member. Locally, he has volunteered on committees related to serving the needs of children and families through the Fayette County Public Schools, UK CCR&R, United Way, and Immanuel Baptist Church.  Mr. Stevenson sat on Leadership Lexington 2013-2014. Currently he has been nominated for a seat on Leadership Kentucky 2015-2016.

Co-CEO
Experience  

     

 

Staff
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 30
Contractors 20
Retention Rate 90%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mrs. Carolyn Covington- Aug 2003
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

The CCC PD Department offers high quality educational learning opportunities to teachers, directors, owners and other staff working in the field of early childhood education.  All classes offered are created and implemented by individuals who hold an Early Childhood Trainer's Credential in the state of Kentucky.  The CCC offers classes face to face, online, via webinar and other alternative methods such as book club trainings.  

The CCC has recently expanded the offerings to go onsite more at the location of child care centers/schools.  This new offering allows for more flexibility with the center/school and their staff.   
Budget 100,000
Category Education, General/Other Adult Education
Population Served Adults, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Comments
CEO Comments


Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
The Child Care Council of Kentucky proudly collaborates with:
  • The Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Child Care
  • The University of Kentucky Human Development Institute
  • The United Way of the Bluegrass
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Kentucky Nonprofit Network2013
Commerce Lexington2013
United Way Member Agency2013
Kentucky Nonprofit Network2014
Commerce Lexington2014
United Way Member Agency2014
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)2014
Financials
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End July 31, 2020
Projected Revenue $200,000.00
Projected Expenses $200,000.00
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Revenue$6,746,475$6,580,781$6,958,613
Total Expenses$6,682,353$6,705,929$7,159,139
Revenue Less Expenses$64,122($125,148)($200,526)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$4,815$2,515$2,095
$170$58$158
$6,705,464$6,563,112$6,948,219
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$0$0
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$12,975$7,586$2,188
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$23,051$7,510$5,953
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$6,572,808$6,509,398$7,015,094
Administration Expense$108,450$196,531$141,853
Fundraising Expense$1,095$0$2,192
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.010.980.97
Program Expense/Total Expenses98%97%98%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$917,678$634,221$1,080,792
Current Assets$879,963$590,236$1,023,526
Long-Term Liabilities$689,192$393,531$778,639
Current Liabilities$129,962$206,290$142,605
Total Net Assets$98,524$34,400$159,548
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration No
Comments
Foundation Staff Comments Child Care Council  Backpack Food Program is under the charitable umbrella of the Child Care Council of Kentucky. Audits and 990s belong to the Child Care Council of Kentucky. The Backpack Food Program has been in existence less than a year and does not yet have a full year of financial information of its own. 
Address 2501 Sandersville Rd
Suite 120
Lexington, KY 40511
Primary Phone 859 254-9176 200
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Bradley S. Stevenson
Board Chair Mr. Dan Mason
Board Chair Company Affiliation Traditional Bank