MONTESSORI ASSOCIATION OF SCHENECTADY

One Family at a Time

aka Montessori School One Family   |   Glenville, NY   |  http://onefamilymontessori.com/

Mission

The Montessori School of Schenectady educates children ages 18 months to 6 years old. We recognize that children have varied learning styles. Using a child centered and individualized educational philosophy we guide each student in building a strong foundation, fostering a lifetime love of learning.

Notes from the nonprofit

We have expanded our full day programs and our toddler programs to fulfill the needs of our community. Our enrichment classes continue to be popular additions to classroom learning. Our goal is to bring enrichment into every class for free. We are still working on the playground fund and the building fund. We have made substantial improvements to our playground and have plans for more. Covid hit us hard, however we are recovering. Staffing and attendance is back up to pre pandemic levels. Our bills are paid off and we are again, working towards the playground. We have a new challenge facing our program in 2022 - Universal pre K. This may decrease our attendance as the local school may provide places for our 4 year olds.

Ruling year info

1975

President

Mr Caleb Farrell

Main address

375 B Saratoga Road

Glenville, NY 12302 USA

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EIN

14-1501403

NTEE code info

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

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our current problem is our play ground. We lease our facility and are hesitant to install a fabulous playground not knowing if the landlord will renew or extend our lease. Our ultimate goal will be to purchase our facility and install a fabulous playground. All of that takes funds, and increasing our fundraising is the means to achieve our goal.

Our programs

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

Preschool - Full Day

Full day preschool program from 9 to 3:30 - with before and after school care available

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Montessori Preschool education from 9 to 12 or afternoons from noon until 3. Before school and after school care is available

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Toddler preschool program for 18 month to 3 year old for partial days. With Enrichment classes available

Population(s) Served
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.

Number of teachers retained after 12 months

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

Infants and toddlers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Year after year our teachers return to work at the school. Unfortunately we have had to let several teacher go due to COVID decreases in student attendance.

Number of children who have the skills necessary to maintain personal health

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

Infants and toddlers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We work with the students to develop age appropriate skills.

Number of children who have the ability to use eye-hand coordination, strength, and motor control to use age-appropriate tools and utensils effectively

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

Infants and toddlers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We work with the students to develop age appropriate skills. This is part of the Montessori program and philosophy.

Number of children who have the ability to seek help from and respond appropriately to adults

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

Infants and toddlers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We work with the students to develop age appropriate skills. Again, manners and seeking help are part of the Montessori philosophy.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

Our move into the new building and new programs in 2014/15 are complete. We are settled and are expanding our full day program. Our building has been recently purchased by a new owner. We are not sure what the landlords intentions are regarding us as a tenant.
Our next goal is to 1 - own the building 2 - build an incredible playground.

Goal 1 - Work with our lawyer,bank and owner
Goal 2 - continue to work on fundraising and grants to fund the playground.

We have a full staff of qualified and experienced teachers. We maintain the teacher training and attend continuing education seminars. work with the office of child and family to maintain compliance with local laws. Our Board of Directors are taking the initiative to fundraise and help achieve the purchase of the building.

Goal 1 - we are continually researching grants and fundraising options.
Goal 2 - have the Board to continue to work on our fundraising goals..

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.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

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

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We performed a survey at the end of last school year to determine which enrichment classes the family enjoyed more and to determine what other activities and services we should provide.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people,

Financials

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Operations

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

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MONTESSORI ASSOCIATION OF SCHENECTADY

Board of directors
as of 1/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Caleb Farrell

Kristen Piccirillo

Caleb Farrell

Alainna DiCesare

Marisa Hungershafer

Jeremy Lawless

Liz Caron

Gregg Kelly

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 ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/09/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/09/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.