WILDERNESS TRACE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER CORPORATION
409 Stewarts Ln N
Danville KY 40422
Contact Information
Nonprofit WILDERNESS TRACE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER CORPORATION
Address 409 Stewarts Ln N
Danville, KY 40422
Phone (859) 236-0878
Fax 859 236-0878
Contact Name Libby Suttles
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Statements
Mission Statement

Wilderness Trace Child Development Center crafts an early education experience engaging children of side-by-side creating enhanced peer modeling and character development experiences. The Center prepares each child socially,cognitively, and emotionally for kindergarten and ultimately a life of independence.

Background Statement
In 1982, the Child Development Center of the Bluegrass (currently located in Lexington, Kentucky) began serving children from Danville and surrounding communities in a room at the First Baptist Church in Danville, Kentucky.  Preschool classes officially began in the Fall of 1985.  The need for services continued to grow as did the need for an increase in funding to continue providing services in the Danville program.  In 1992, a committee developed and decided to form a Board of Directors and become an independent program; therefore, affiliation with Child Development Center of the Bluegrass ended.  Wilderness Trace Child Development Center incorporated in November 1992. 
 
Wilderness Trace Child Development Center originated to serve children with disabilities.  Over the past several years, we have begun serving typical children alongside children with special needs.  This allows children with disabilities to interact and communicate with children of their own age.  In addition, typically developing children serve as role models for communication, social and motor skills.  Typical children receive the benefit of interacting with children with disabilities and developing a heightened sense of awareness of children that are different from themselves. 
Impact Statement
The impact our services have on kids is beyond measure.  Following are examples of the impact our services have on the kids we serve.
1.  Communication.  Some of our kids are nonverbal; they do not talk.  Our staff works with childrento learn to use sign language, picture communication systems or agumentative communication devices.  Some kids have limited speech and progress is measured by uttering a sound, saying a word or forming a sentence. 
2.  Gross Motor Skills.  Many of our children need to improve their gross motor skills.  For some kids, this may mean improving balance and stability.  For others, this means learning to use a walker, stand independenlty or take steps.
3.  Fine Motor Skills.  Nearly all of our children have goals to improve fine motor functioning and therefore receive occupational therapy.  Examples include learning to use a fork and spoon, putting on a coat, writing their name, discovering how to manipulate a toy, climbing the stairs... the list is endless. 
4.  Sensory.  Many of our children receiving services have an immature sensory system.  When such a condition exists, it is difficult for these kids to handle chagnes in rotine, hear loud noises or be in an crowded space.  Without intervention and thereapy, these kids would never be able to function independently in society and the probelms would likely worsen. 
This is the impact our services have on children in our community on a daily basis.
In addition to the impact on children mentioned above, WTCDC is working to expand our preschool programming, begin a specific and comprehensive strategic planning process, develop a second fundraiser and receive an increase charitable giving.
Needs Statement

WTCDC is currently serving more children than ever before who are medically fragile and dependent upon a wheelchair for mobility.  We are in great need of playground equipment that is more inclusive. 

1.  Two PlasmaCars - $106

2.  One elevated wheelchair accessible sand table - $1,888
 
3.  One high-back swing seat - $476 
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Kentucky
Boyle County
Casey County
Garrard County
Jessamine County
Lincoln County
Mercer County
Pulaski County
We serve children and families from the following Kentucky counties:
Boyle
Casey
Garrard
Jessamine
Lincoln
Mercer
Pulaski
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Josh Wiglesworth
Company Affiliation Danville Pediatrics
Term Aug 2013 to July 2016
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr. Clay Albright Caldwell StoneVoting
Ms. Kathryn Bowles Centre CollegeVoting
Dr. Anjum Bux AnesthioligistVoting
Dr. Rhonda Caldwell KASAVoting
Mr. Jeff Cooper Self EmployedVoting
Ms. Yvonne Gooch Farmers National BankVoting
Mr. Keith Henry Caterpillar Inc.
Dr. Matthew Klooster Centre CollegeVoting
Dr. Patrick Noltemeyer Centre CollegeVoting
Dr. Aaron Rowland Heartland VeterinaryVoting
Mr. Scott Shinn SSIVoting
Ms. Diane Thompson-Will CaretendersVoting
Mr. Matthew Walter Attorney
Ms. Andrea Webster Webster OrthodonticsVoting
Dr. Josh Wiglesworth Danville PediatricsVoting
Dr. Jessica Wooten Centre CollegeVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 11
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 76%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Mr. Matt Walter
Company Affiliation Helton, Irwin and Walter
Term Aug 2014 to July 2017
Standing Committees
Personnel
Distributions / Grant Making
Executive
Finance
Human Resources / Personnel
Membership
Nominating
Program / Program Planning
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Libby E. Suttles
Term Start Jan 2012
Email libby.suttles@danville.kyschools.us
Staff
Full Time Staff 14
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 36
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 14
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Description
WTCDC provides developmental intervention and speech therapy in the child's home or childcare setting.  This allows the therapist to not only serve the young child but also his/her family and caregivers.  By providing services in the natural environment, therapists can work with the families on caring and supporting their young child. 
 
In addition, services for two year-olds can be provided within a social playgroup at our Center.  This provides social time for children in a natural and inclusive setting, similar to a Mother's Morning Out Program.  While at the PlayGroup, children can receive therapies and instruction with typically developing children. 
Budget 75000.0000
Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5), ,
Program Short Term Success
Short-Term Successes are monitored by each child's team of caregivers and therapists.  The team meets at a minimum of once every six months to review the plan and make needed changes.  At this time, all progress is reviewed.  When a child makes progress, new goals are deveoped which members of the team will address in therapy sessions and at home in day-to-day situations.  It is expected that ALL (100%) of the children served will have new goals addressing an increased level of independence and participation at every team meeting.
Program Long term Success
The ultimate changes resulting from this program would be children leaving WTCDC needing less therapy and services and prepared to enroll in a typical public school kindergarten class
Program Success Monitored By
The program success for ALL of our children receiving early intervention services is measured by every child's team of service providers, caregivers and family members. 
Examples of Program Success
Examples of progress include:  using an increased number of signs (for sign language), uttering words/phrases, taking steps, chewing foods with an assortment of textures, putting on a shirt, learning to use the bathroom ("potty training") or identifying family members. 
 
Caleb began attending our PlayGroup when he was two years old.  Caleb's speech was very difficult to understand to everyone, including his family.  Caleb would grow frustrated when he could not communicate his wants and needs.    After one year of intense speech therapy, a language-rich environment and communication with typically developing peers, Caleb is can express basic wants and needs that nearly everyone can understand.  He's forming sentences and making progress at rapid rate.  Caleb will continue to receive speech therapy in the fall within our preschool program.  We believe the need for speech therapy will be minimal or non-existent within a couple of years.  Early intervention works!!!
Description
WTCDC offers what we know and believe to be the best preschool for children with and without disabilities.  Because our class sizes are small and staffed with highly qualified teachers adn therapists, we promote learning and progress which cannot be equaled anywhere in this area.  We keep class size to a maximum of ten students, compared to twenty students in a typical public preschool program.  We take great pride in providing more than the "bare minimum" of services.  Our children are provided services and therapies our staff deem appropriate and necessary, not just the minimum required by law.  Because of such therapies, we see miracles happening like a child taking steps and using words when it was once thought impossible.   
Budget 350000.00
Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5), ,
Program Short Term Success

Short-Term Successes are monitored by each child's team of caregivers and therapists.  The team meets at a minimum of once every year to review the plan and develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP).  At this time, progress is reviewed and new goals and objectives are developed.  Each child’s IEP has short- and long-term goals.  It is expected that ALL (100%) of the children served will have new goals addressing an increased level of independence and participation at every team meeting.

Program Long term Success

The ultimate changes resulting from this program would be children leaving WTCDC needing less therapy and services and prepared to enroll in a typical public school kindergarten class

Program Success Monitored By

The program success for ALL of our children receiving preschool services is measured by every child's team of teachers, service providers, caregivers and family members. 

Examples of Program Success
Examples of program success could include (but are not limited to):  recognizing ABCs, writing letters and/or name, recognizing name in print, feeding self using a fork/spoon, putting on clothes, using a walker, taking steps independently, singing a song, learning basic signs to communicate wants/needs, making eye contact with therapist, or asking a question. 
 
Keeley received services from WTCDC from birth through five years of age.  When Keeley began receiving services she could not walk or use a walker.  She did not speak or make eye contact.  Keeley cried, A LOT!  After five years of services, Keeley smiles, makes eye contact with family, friends, teachers and staff.  Keeley can take up to twenty steps independently and uses a walker.  Keeley knows about twenty signs which she uses to communicate.  Keeley attends a local public elementary school and ZOOMS through the school with her walker and with a smile that will light up a room.  Again, early intervention works!
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Financials
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $518,651.00
Projected Expenses $515,252.00
Endowment Value $27,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$50,200$45,650$37,300
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$50,200$45,650$37,300
Individual Contributions$332,189$287,735$120,711
--$0--
$83,356$42,619$124,673
Investment Income, Net of Losses--$4$67
Membership Dues--$0--
Special Events$67,087$65,515$42,169
Revenue In-Kind--$112,203--
Other$1,398$486--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$372,420$364,178$331,374
Administration Expense$62,325$58,065$63,270
Fundraising Expense$18,578$22,109--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.180.990.82
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%82%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue4%6%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$570,576$483,523$483,900
Current Assets$115,666$28,457$11,093
Long-Term Liabilities--$0--
Current Liabilities$11,389$1,967--
Total Net Assets$559,187$481,556$483,900
Form 990s
2015 Form 990
2014 Form 990
2013 990
2013 990
2012 990 2012
2011 Form 990
2010 Form 990
2009 990
2008 990
Audit Documents
2015 Audit
2013 Audit 2013, 2012
2013 Audit
2011 Audit 2011
2010 Audit
2009 Audit
2008 Audit
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address 409 Stewarts Ln N
Danville, KY 40422
Primary Phone 859 236-0878
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Libby E. Suttles
Board Chair Dr. Josh Wiglesworth
Board Chair Company Affiliation Danville Pediatrics