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Community Partnership for Child Development 2008-2009

Annual Report

Head Start Early Head Start Colorado Preschool Program

our vision l All young children and their families realize their full

potential in a safe, healthy, accepting, learning-centered community.

2009 was a year full of new and expanded partnerships, community and parent volunteers, and donations from both individuals and grant makers.

These resources couldn’t have come at a better time. In last year’s report, we noted our two priorities for the coming year: expanding services to disadvantaged children and families and continuing to meet the comprehensive needs of children and families. I’m pleased to tell you that we have made significant progress in reaching both goals. With an increased federal investment and the generosity of private funders, CPCD is working alongside our partners to expand Head Start and Early Head Start to 125 additional children. We chose our new models to expand services to three underserved populations: homeless families, low-income military families, and those children who are experiencing significant behavioral health challenges. We are particularly excited about three new partnerships. CPCD, the Child Nursery Centers and the Myron Stratton Consortium members are coming together to open a child development center on the Myron Stratton campus. At this center, families who are living in Partners in Housing’s transitional housing and those who are experiencing domestic violence and are served by TESSA will receive comprehensive child development and family services without having to leave the safety of the campus.

Noreen Landis-Tyson President and CEO

In January, CPCD opened the first therapeutic preschool in El Paso County, serving 8 Head Start children who need intensive intervention to address significant behavioral challenges. Pikes Peak Mental Health is co-locating a behavioral health therapist on site to provide child and family therapy in a familiar environment. Our goal is to support children in developing the social-emotional tools needed to succeed in Kindergarten and beyond. CPCD is also piloting a home-based model to meet the unique child development needs of young children whose families are homeless. CPCD is working with Catholic Charities, Partners in Housing, the Salvation Army’s New Hope Center and First Presbyterian Church to identify and serve homeless families. This partnership will support these families in identifying safe, stable housing, and ensure that their children start school ready to learn and succeed. None of this can be accomplished without excellent board members, parents and staff, as well as you, our investors. We are excited to say that we had eight inaugural members join Team 17, each contributing $1,700 to CPCD’s greatest need. Additionally, more than 650 people attended our third annual Now is the Time Breakfast in September. Your support will help us reach more than 1,900 children and families this coming year. On behalf of our community’s most vulnerable children and families, thank you!

Andrea Romero Rodgers Parent Policy Council Chair

Edna Daniels, Board Chair

“Your support will help us reach more than 1,900 children and families this coming year.”

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our mission l To prepare children for success in school and in life by providing excellent

comprehensive early childhood services in partnership with diverse families and the community.

programs and services Since 1987, Community Partnership for Child Development (CPCD), a local nonprofit serving El Paso County, has been preparing children for success in school and life through excellent early childhood programs and comprehensive services that support the entire family. CPCD reaches children living in poverty as well as those challenged by special needs or adverse circumstances in their home.

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is our largest and best known program providing educational, physical and mental health, and nutritional services for children 3 to 5 years of age. Families receive education and support to assist them in fulfilling their role as their child’s first and best teacher.

Early Head Start l serves pregnant women and children birth to age three, to enhance

the development of very young children while promoting healthy family functioning and school readiness.

Colorado Preschool Program l is offered for children 3 to 5 years of age. Children and families receive many of the same services offered for Head Start families, such as health screenings and family support.

For every $1 spent on high-quality early childhood education, the community can expect a $7 to $17 return on that investment. -Perry Preschool Project

community partners society The following donors are ensuring CPCD’s sustainability through five-year pledges at the $1,000, $5,000 or $10,000 level.

Derry Beach Adams Jeff & Sheree Ahrendsen Paul & Micki Andrus Kaye Baron Barbara Bates Robert Book Julie & Brian Braaten David & Annette Brinker Beth Brooks Stephen Anderson & Joy Carnahan Paul & Betsy Carroll David Deist/Jimmy John’s Bruce & Gina Dellinger

partners in vision

The Community Partners Society is comprised of individuals committed to making a financial investment in our mission.

Kelly Eustace Norm & Denise Farrar Wendy & David Henry Robin Johannes Gayle Krzemien Noreen Landis-Tyson & Mark Tyson Tim & Kathy Lindsey/ Rocky Mountain Interior Construction George & Linda Martin Andrew & Becky McCord Linda & Rob Meredith Chuck Murphy/ Murphy Construction Susan Pattee

Mark & Mylene Reinicke Rebecca Robles Kelly Roth Mark & Diane Rue Alan Severn Brenda & Chuck Smith Nancy & Rod Steedman Bob Allen & Pamela Street LeRoy & Beverly Tadlock Cheryl & Gerald Tolley Tom & Nancy Wenzlau Maryann & Paul Wiggs Joe & Linda Woodford Kevan & Bridget Worley Virgil & Linda Wright

Our partners increase the sharing of information, resources and services. This makes our community more effective in meeting the needs of children and families.

Comprehensive Service Partners Catholic Charities of Colorado Springs CASA CSU Extension Family Nutrition Education Program Center on Fathering Centro de la Familia Comcor, Inc. El Paso County Department of Human Services Kids in Need of Dentistry Partners in Housing Peak Vista Community Health Centers Pikes Peak Community Action Agency Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group TESSA

School District Partners Colorado Springs School District 11 Falcon School District 49 Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 Harrison School District 2 Widefield School District 3 Family Child Care Teachers Julie Brecto-Naile Pamela Posey Deborah Harvin Heidi Clearo Eudora London Myra Nixon Gwen Madrid Renee Sasse Vicki Shupe Tijuana Thornton

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Early Education Partners Colorado Springs Child Nursery Centers, Inc. The Resource Exchange Tesla Early Learning Center Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Carson Systems Building Partners Alliance for Kids Joint Initiatives for Youth and Families LiveWell Colorado Springs Quality of Life Education Vision Council United Way School Readiness Project

our challenge l For every child we served last year, there

were three children left unserved due to lack of funding.

a progress report

Comprehensive services provided to children and families in the 2008/2009 program year:

During the 2008/2009 school year, CPCD was funded to serve 1,717 children and families throughout El Paso County.

87% of enrolled students received a physical exam.

Of all children enrolled in a CPCD program:

24% received mental health consultations.

78% lived at or below the poverty line. 16% had identified special needs. 76% spoke English as their primary language. Of those children’s parents:

71% worked. 17% went to school. 57% had two parents in the home.

90% received preventative dental care.

8,226 home visits were made by CPCD staff. 81% of families participated in a parenting or marriage education class.

95% of CPCD families participated in the Family Goal Setting process. 16% of families received emergency/crisis intervention services. 6% received job training, adult education or English as a Second Language education.

During the program year, Head Start children show statistically significant expansion of their vocabularies, early writing and early math skills. - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

leading the way Shared Governance Model

CPCD’s governance structure allows parents and board members to share responsibility for the agency. The Board of Directors holds overall legal and fiscal responsibility for the agency. The Parent Policy Council, made up of parents of children currently enrolled in a CPCD program, helps guide the agency and ensures that program decisions are responsive to their needs.

08/09 Parent Policy Council Officers Chair l Andrea Romero Rodgers Vice Chair l Daniel Gonzalez Secretary l Kolleen Rom

CPCD Board of Directors

Chair l Edna Daniels l Registered Nurse (Ret’d) Secretary l Ann Crossey l City of Colorado Springs Treasurer l Heidi Sooy, CPA l Williams, Kopenhafer & Keller PC Immediate Past Chair l Beth Brooks l Colorado College Chair-Elect l Paul Andrus, Lt. Col. (Ret’d) l Wyle Information Systems, Inc. Ginny Biggie l Real Estate Broker (Ret’d) Tyrone Johnson l Colorado Springs Utilities E. Roland Laning III l US Bank Rebecca Jacobs l El Paso County Department of Human Services Jackie Gaithe, Esq. l Baker & Gaithe LLC Kathleen Earle l Pearson Digital Learning Becky Farrar l City of Colorado Springs Zach Street l Comcast Rebecca Stachel Esq. l Sparks, Wilson, Borges, Brandt & Johnson Chuck Smith l Business Owner (Ret’d) Greg Parsons, CPA l Osborne, Parsons, & Rosacker, LLP Mike Sullivan l Northrop Grumman Corporation Sarah Vallejo-Moore l El Paso County Combined Court Jeffrey Wenzel, Col. (Ret’d) l Wyle Information Systems, Inc. Maryann Wiggs l Harrison School District 2 Parent Director l Shannon Allard, CPA Parent Director l Charles E. Horton, III Director Emeritus l Andrew W. McCord l Kiowa Engineering Director Emeritus l Leroy Tadlock l Lockheed Martin

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Financial Report

November 1, 2008 - October. 31, 2009

State, County & City Grants l 3% School Readiness l 2% United Way l 1%

Head Start and Early Head Start Grants l 59%

School Districts l 16%

In-Kind l 17% Individual, Corporation l 2% and Foundation



of every donation goes directly to support program services

Public Support, Revenue and Donations


Head Start Grant


Program Services

Early Head Start Grant


Donated Program Services


Colorado Preschool Program Contracts


Management and General Expenses


Colorado Adult and Child Food Program


School Readiness State Funded Initiative


School District Special Needs Contract


State, County & City Grants


Pikes Peak United Way


Other Individual, Corporation, Foundation and Organization Donations

$359,930 $17,321

Unrealized Gain (Loss) On Investments Donated Services, Classroom Space & Materials Other Donated Services

Total Support and Revenue

$1,728,819 $901,043


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Total Expenses



Excess of Support Over Expenses (As of October 31, 2009)


$15,679,928 $223,010

Community Partnership for Child Development


2330 Robinson Street Colorado Springs, CO 80904


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CPCD is proud to be a Pikes Peak United Way partner agency

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Annual Report  

Community Partnership for Child Development's Annual Report contains financial data and background information from the 2008-2009 program ye...