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VILLAGE OF FPC

It takes a village to raise a child.

California, PA   |  www.thevillagecares.org

Mission

THE PRIMARY MISSION OF THE VILLAGE OF FPC IS TO PROVIDE QUALITY, FAITH- BASED CHILDCARE AND PRE-SCHOOL, WHILE SUPPORTING SINGLE PARENTS DILIGENTLY FURTHERING THEIR EDUCATION TO PROVIDE A BETTER LIFE FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

Ruling year info

2007

Presidnet

Ms. Cherie Sears

Main address

408 Liberty St

California, PA 15419 USA

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EIN

20-5630886

NTEE code info

Child Day Care (P33)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Families need affordable childcare so that they can work and/or go to school. Children need high-quality childcare that prepares them for kindergarten and a lifetime of learning. Single-parent, full-time students often need childcare as they diligently work to make a better life for themselves and their families. In Pennsylvania, full-time students do not qualify for subsidized care unless they are also working. Between time spent in class and studying, many single-parents do not have enough hours in a day to also work and care for their children.

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?

Early Childhood Education

Childcare and preschool
No-cost care for single-parent, full-time students
No-cost preschool and pre-k for qualifying families at the Rutledge Institute

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Children
Low-income people

Where we work

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 Village provides high-quality, nationally-accredited childcare for working families, who pay tuition, receive subsidies, or attend at no-cost. Single-parent, full-time students who volunteer four hours per week at The Village and maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average qualify for no-cost childcare scholarships. This arrangement helps two generations when they most need it so that they can end the cycle of poverty that so often accompanies single-parents without educational degrees.

Families with preschool and pre-k children may qualify for no-cost, full-time childcare at the Rutledge Institute, which is managed by The Village. The goal of the Rutledge Institute is to provide high-quality preschool to children who otherwise would not have that opportunity.

Increase enrollment
Encourage growth and development of staff
Improve assessment and learning outcomes
Increase grant funding
Evaluate growth opportunities and act if in The Village's best interest

The Village focuses on
Safety: Keep children and staff safe
Integrity: Do the right thing all the time
Collaborations: Listen, learn, share with each other and parents
Continuous Improvement: Strive to be the best
Stewardship: Conserve resources

Annual enrollment and program income have increased.
Two Village teachers completed the Child Development Associate credential in 2021.
National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation earned for the third time in 2021.
Five nontraditional student employees will start university classes in fall 2023.
Pre-k teacher was awarded Terri Lynne Lokoff 2023 Teacher Award.
President received Pennsylvania Child Care Association Award of Excellence in 2021 in recognition of demonstrated qualities of vision (ability to see possibilities for making things happen and communicating this vision to others), teamwork (ability to work with support others) and leadership (willingness to reach out to benefit the child care community).
Security improvement investments have been made to enhance physical security.

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 using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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VILLAGE OF FPC

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Nancy Pinardi

Retired Higher Education Administrator

Term: 2023 - 2026

Edward Daerr

Marianne Gideon

Geraldine Jones

Diane Nettles

Colleen Nowak

Louis Panza

Nancy Pinardi

Andrew Spergel

Karen Rutlege

Jenifer Sigado

Philip Giannetti

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • 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 5/4/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/04/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.