Learning Grove

Nurturing Lifelong Success

aka Learning Grove   |   Covington, KY   |  http://www.learning-grove.org

Mission

Learning Grove develops and supports innovative quality learning experiences that empower children, youth, and families across diverse communities.

Ruling year info

1977

CEO

Ms. Shannon Starkey-Taylor

Main address

333 Madison Avenue

Covington, KY 41011 USA

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Formerly known as

Children, Inc.

Cincinnati Early Learning Centers

EIN

31-0910787

NTEE code info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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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 Learning Centers

Annually, our staff care for 1,600 children 0-5 at 21 early learning centers. Twenty of our 21 early learning centers are 5 STAR rated, providing children and families with high quality care. Consistently, over 90% of children ages 0-5 in our care for at least one year demonstrate or exceed age appropriate social emotional skills like playing others, showing patience, or showing affection to familiar adults. Additionally, 84% of preschoolers in our care for at least one year demonstrate or exceed cognitive and language skills.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 1996

National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped (NAC) - Accreditation 2008

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - 3 Year Accreditation 2009

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Member Agency 1977

Financials

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Operations

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

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Learning Grove

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lori Zombek

Boone County Fiscal Court

Term: 2014 - 2020

Jillian Brown

Katriece Carter

Amy Cheney

Jim Cutter

Karen Floyd

Bob Grace

Laura Guggenheim

Jacob Holbrook

Karen Hurley

Bob Keppler

Mindy Kershner

Carolyn Krisko

Sue Landgrebe

Shawntay Mallory

Sally Moomaw

Austin Musser

Josh Ruth

Marcia Sherman

Tiffany Shiver

Tyran Stallings

Mike Stubblefield

Drew Tilow

Debbie Vargo

Mark Wilson

Lori Zombek

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? No
  • 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 02/19/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/19/2020

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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.