Park City Tots

aka PC Tots   |   Park City, UT   |  http://www.pctots.org

Mission

PC Tots is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing high quality, affordable, and safe childcare for low-income working families in the Summit County, Utah community. Our extended day learning program focuses on early childhood education, social development, and cultural awareness for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years old.

Ruling year info

2015

Interim Executive Director

Julie DeLong

Main address

1850 Sidewinder Drive, Suite 410

Park City, UT 84060 USA

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EIN

47-2876497

NTEE code info

Child Day Care (P33)

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In 2014, the Park City Community Foundation asked local nonprofits to identify the most pressing unaddressed problem in Summit County, Utah. Two organizations, Mountainlands Community Housing Trust and Holy Cross Ministries, responded “a lack of affordable daycare.” Since the yearly cost of market rate daycare in the Park City community now equals the cost of state college tuition, the Community Foundation challenged the organizations to “make affordable daycare happen!” What followed was a survey of local families showing there were very few daycare options for low-income parents with young children. Out of desperation, the primary choice was to put children in crowded, unregulated homes or apartments with untrained babysitters where safety, adequate care, and mental and physical stimulation were lacking. Months of research and planning by a committee of locals from different sectors of the community resulted in the creation of Park City Tots.

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?

Subsidized Childcare

PC Tots subsidizes the childcare of low-income workforce families who are enrolled in its centers. Subsidies are based on a family's income and range from $150-$550/month for each child.

Population(s) Served

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 children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

At full capacity, PC Tots is able to enroll 114 total children at our centers. These children are socioeconomically and ethnically diverse and have subsidized tuition based upon the family's income.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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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.

PC Tots' goals are to 1) provide high-quality, affordable and safe child care for workforce families, 2) include children from the diverse socioeconomic and ethnic spectrum represented in the community, 3) focus on low-income families, and 4) through its programs, support the social equity initiative in Summit County.

PC Tots' strategies include identifying families who need tuition subsidies and providing them with subsidized tuition, caring for and teaching these children to ensure they are prepared for kindergarten, and providing childcare for workforce families so they can earn a living wage and support local businesses in Summit County.

PC Tots' staff and board members work together to provide subsidized tuition and early childhood education to these families. At PC Tots, the teachers provide the direct high-quality childcare and early childhood education to our children; the directors ensure the centers are a safe environment for the children, they hire and train teachers, and they enroll new families in our centers--evaluating their income and circumstance to provide them with needed subsidies; the business manager is responsible for the finances and communications; and the executive director oversees the viability of the organization by procuring funds and supervising the finances and personnel. PC Tots' board members help with fundraising activities and finding donors to support the organization. In this way, PC Tots' key team members work together to provide stable and successful childcare centers that can serve Summit County's low-income workforce by subsidizing tuition.

PC Tots has been able to raise $250,000 per year since its establishment in 2015. These funds have been procured through grants from local and national foundations, government agencies, corporations, and individuals. Because of the critical need for affordable childcare in Summit County, the Park City Community Foundation, Park City Municipal Corporation, and Vail Corporation have all been incredible partners in supporting our mission. The board of directors and PC Tots staff has worked hard to create a high-quality childcare program that families want to enroll in and that organizations want to support.

PC Tots' progress on our indicators is as follows: for four years, PC Tots has been successfully operating two subsidized, early learning centers for 114 children 11 hours a day, 5 days a week, every week of the year. Because we are a nonprofit corporation, we are able to offer tuition for more than $300/month less than that of market rate area daycares. Each year we have raised approximately $250,000 to offer subsidies to all families and deeper subsidies for low income families based upon need. We can measure our success by how many families we are able to provide deep subsidies to.

PC Tots knows we are filling a need in the community because we maintain a waiting list consistently numbering around 70 children. We also know that our educational programs are successful because developmental progress is measured by the ASQ-3 (Ages and Stages Questionnaire) which is administered twice a year and includes a parent-teacher conference for each child. These evaluations begin with infants and follow their progress until they enter kindergarten. The post tests for children going on to kindergarten are administered at the end of the summer before they start school. This year, we are implementing administration of the PEEP evaluation (Preschool Entry and Exit Profile) as well. The kindergarten readiness post tests last August (2019) demonstrated our children scored an average of 93% attainment of kindergarten readiness skill.

PC Tots' centers are inspected regularly by the state Childcare Licensing and must pass rigorous requirements regarding health and safety standards and practices as well as requirements for staff qualifications and procedures. Both of our centers have passed every announced and unannounced State of Utah Child Licensing inspection since opening.

PC Tots has operated with consistently sound financial practices and has completed independent audits by Bountiful Peak Advisors every year it has been open with no negative findings. PC Tots has been progressing towards its goals and consistently accomplishing its mission since its incorporation in 2015.

Financials

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

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Park City Tots

Board of directors
as of 9/27/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Patrick Matheson

Mountainlands Community Housing Trust

Term: 2020 - 2022

Farrah Spencer

Long Reimer Winegar LLp

Scott Loomis

Mountainlands Housing Trust

Maggie Hull

Community Health Center

Christina Sally

Summit County Sheriff's Office

Jon Evans

Summit County Sheriff's Office

Mary Leader

Summit Sotheby's

Lizeette Zurita

Holy Cross Ministries

Deb Danson

Social Impact Film Investor

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/27/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/27/2020

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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 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 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.