Building All Children, Inc.

Assess. Resource. Empower.

aka Building All Children   |   TULSA, OK   |  buildingallchildren.org

Mission

To assess, resource, and empower children and their families to build each child’s development and individual learning style.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director & Founder

Kendra Morgan

Main address

5550 S LEWIS AVE STE 202

TULSA, OK 74105 USA

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EIN

46-4808391

NTEE code info

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Christian (X20)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Data shows Oklahoma is significantly behind in early childhood development. Nearly 1 in 4 Oklahoma fourth graders are not proficient in reading and 67% are not proficient in math. Research shows that 44% of parents who noticed their child exhibiting signs of difficulty with learning waited a year or more before acknowledging their child might have a serious problem. We believe parents wait because they don’t know how to help their child, where to go to receive help, and feel they cannot afford services. The Oklahoma Institute of Child Advocacy states that “as much as 90% of brain development happens before a child turns 5. The period of development between birth and 8 years is crucial to ensuring a child’s maturing brain has the sturdy foundation required for lifelong success. Without the necessary support, children fail to reach their full cognitive and social potential, often resulting in poor health, education and economic participation as adults."

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Building All Children

Building All Children is a child development program. It is our desire to help families build their child’s development. We ARE Building…we Assess, Resource, and Empower! The assessment process is completed by a Master level Child Development Specialist. It is our goal to understand the child’s development by completing academic and developmental screenings. We do not diagnose, but we do offer recommendations for handling developmental concerns.

We believe that all children are unique and learn differently. We Assess the child to fully understand their overall development. We then help the family by providing Resources to help build and strengthen the child’s specific domains (cognitive, social, emotional, adaptive, fine motor, gross motor, and language). After we connect the family to the appropriate resources we then desire to Empower the family! We believe that the family needs to be encouraged, supported, and guided. This unique part of our program is what sets our program apart from others. Building All Children is not only about the child but we are about the entire family!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Infants and toddlers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Hours of tutoring administered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Building All Children

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of hours our "Building Readers" Reading Teacher has tutored children, one-on-one within the year, to build their literacy and reading comprehension.

Number of children achieving language and literacy proficiency

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Building All Children

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of children per year that Building All Children offers reading tutoring to, twice weekly, from our Building Readers Reading Teachers.

Number of new children receiving academic and developmental assessments

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Building All Children

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Each year represents the number of new children we served in addition to existing children and families we're still resourcing and empowering.

Number of children who have emerging literacy skills such as beginning letter recognition and phonological awareness, story comprehension, and use of writing materials.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Building All Children

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of children able to exit our reading program in the year, due to meeting their literacy goals.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Building All Children mission is to assess, resource, and empower children and their families to build each child’s development and individual learning style. Our Vision is that every family is equipped and empowered to improve each child’s development physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. It is our goal to understand the child’s development by completing academic and developmental screenings. We do not diagnose, but we do offer recommendations for handling developmental concerns. We believe that all children are unique and learn differently. We Assess the child to fully understand their overall development. We then help the family by providing Resources to help build and strengthen the child’s specific domains (cognitive, social, emotional, adaptive, fine motor, gross motor, and language). After we connect the family to the appropriate resources we then desire to Empower the family! We believe that the family needs to be encouraged, supported, and guided. This unique part of our program is what sets our program apart from others. Building All Children is not only about the child but we are about the entire family!

Assess- We provide developmental and academic screenings for children. This allows us to understand how each child is molded and created differently. Assessments are completed at the Building All Children office where our Certified Child Development Specialists conduct two to four different types of assessments and/or screenings based on the child’s age. This allows us to observe and document the child’s strengths and areas of struggle. We then share our results with the family and help them better understand their child’s development and learning patterns.

Resource- We meet with the family and help them connect with the appropriate resources in the community. Building All Children has developed this unique follow-up process for families. Following each individual assessment or screening, our staff collaboratively creates an in-depth follow-up report of each child’s unique development, and then resources and/or refers the family accordingly. We connect children, and often their family members, with specialists, therapists, counselors, physicians, academic placement advisors, and other means of developmental assistance unique to their specific set of needs. This process assures the families that they will receive the help they need and desire.

Empower- We desire to empower the families by encouraging, supporting, and guiding them. Building All Children is not only about equipping the child, but the entire family with the resources they need to thrive. We accomplish this by rescreening assessed children and following up regularly with the family to ensure they’re accountable to the provided resources and are receiving appropriately beneficial services. We also empower our families through several programs uniquely developed and/or hosted by Building All Children. “Building Readers” benefits children age five to twelve who are struggling with reading comprehension. We employ a Reading Specialist who implements a custom reading program offering one-on-one tutoring for an hour, twice a week, to each child building reading skills. Building All Children hosts “Talking is Teaching” monthly to encourage and facilitate reading and parent-child interaction. And we host monthly Playgroups designed to encourage and implement socially interactive play through sensory and learning activities.

In addition to assessing, resourcing, and empowering our children and their families, we also utilize verbal outreach to connect with the community. Child Development Specialists, Kendra Morgan and Kristen Wigner frequently facilitate Teacher Workshops, Developing Education events, and Child Development speaking engagements for elementary schools, preschools, caregivers, and childcare centers. This allows Building All Children to reach a greater population of the Metro Tulsa community, and promote child development advocacy.

We currently see approximately 14-18 new children a month. These children are served in conjunction with ongoing services provided to existing families each month. At any given time, we are servicing over 50 children and families. Building All Children has served over 1100 children since inception and plans to reach hundreds more by year-end.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Building All Children, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Chris Jacobsen

Oak Ridge Natural Resorces

Term: 2018 - 2021

Dionne Kizziar

Lake Hills Montessori

Kelly Caldwell

Former Preschool Director

David Love

Magellan

Elizabeth Zeiders

Director of Compliance at KFM Enterprises LLC

Janell Carter

Speech Language Pathologist

Trey Cooper

Mariner Wealth Advisors

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/28/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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