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ReadyKids

Every child is learning, healthy, and safe

aka CYFS   |   Charlottesville, VA   |  www.readykidscville.org

Mission

ReadyKids promotes kids’ well-being through counseling, family support, and early learning opportunities.

Ruling year info

1963

Executive Director

Ms. Jacqueline Bryant

Main address

1000 E. High St.

Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA

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Formerly known as

Children, Youth & Family Services (CYFS)

EIN

54-0546000

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (O11)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

ReadyKids is all about getting kids ready – ready for learning and ready for relationships. When kids aren't ready, they fail or fall behind and, once behind, they are likely to stay behind for the rest of their lives.

On the learning ready side, we focus on maximizing early brain development during those critical 0-5 years. We have programs that work with kids directly, kids and their parents, and early childhood professionals who are working with kids.

On the relationship ready side, we focus on addressing adverse childhood experiences, preventing them from happening and treating them when they occur. All of this is so kids have the best opportunity to be successful, productive 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?

Learning Ready

Learning Ready Kids have quality early learning experiences that prepare them for school and life. Kids that are Learning Ready:
• Are developmentally ready to enter school.
• Experience quality early care and education.
• Maintain early gains to succeed academically.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Relationship Ready Kids experience nurturing, healthy and developmental appropriate family interactions so that they are Ready for Relationship! Kids that are Relationship Ready:
• Are socially and emotionally healthy and relate well to others
• Experience positive and nurturing parent/child and family interactions.
• Are free from abuse and neglect.
• Receive support with family crises and related mental health problems.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

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.

Percentage of children who were socially and emotionally healthy and related well to others.

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Relationship Ready

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percentage of children who were safe from abuse and neglect.

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Relationship Ready

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percentage of children who experienced positive parent/child and family interactions.

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Relationship Ready

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percentage of children who experienced quality early care and education.

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

Infants and toddlers

Related Program

Learning Ready

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percentage of children who were better prepared to begin school.

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

Infants and toddlers

Related Program

Learning Ready

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

ReadyKids is a private non-profit organization working toward the vision that every child in the community is Ready to Learn, Ready for Relationships, and ultimately Ready for Life. For over 100 years, ReadyKids has provided critical support to children and families in Charlottesville and the five surrounding counties. Its programs are all about helping kids build life-long skills so that they have the chance to reach their full potential.

ReadyKids creates positive childhood experiences by providing counseling, family support, and early learning opportunities to kids, families, and early childhood educators in the Charlottesville area.

With a team of over 50 highly qualified professionals, ReadyKids programs reach underserved populations, often within their home communities, utilizing the most up-to-date evidence-based methods.

Relationship Ready Program:
-Healthy Families helps pregnant moms and parents of young kids develop healthy family relationships and a safe, enriching home environment.gets kids ready to succeed in school by improving the quality of child care and preschool settings.
-REAL Dads supports and encourages fathers who want to rebuild or strengthen relationships with their children.
-The Teen Counseling (TCP) program provides individual and family counseling to foster positive, nurturing family relationships and to ensure that teens are safe and healthy.
-InsideOut provides counseling to help kids and families who have experienced trauma or abuse begin the healing process and create safer environments.

Learning Ready Programs:
-Growing Minds improves the quality of child care and preschool settings to get kids ready to succeed in school.
-ReadySteps brings a preschool-like early learning experience to kids and caregivers within their home community.
-STAR Kids teaches preschool-age kids to develop interpersonal, social and emotional skills so that they are ready to make safe and healthy choices.

In FY12, ReadyKids impacted 4,204 participants. In FY22, ReadyKids impacted 6,480 participants. We are continuing to increase the number of people impacted, while not decreasing in quality of services.

In FY22, ReadyKids achieved the following high level outcomes, bringing the agency ever closer to its goals:

94.1% of Ready Kids experienced quality early care and education
88.5% of Ready Kids were prepared to begin school.
93.8% of Ready Kids were socially/emotionally healthy and related well to others.
97.7% of Ready Kids were safe from abuse and neglect.
95.6% of Ready Kids experienced positive parent/child and family interactions.

We're continue to grow as an organization and hope to reach even more children, families and early educators in the future.

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 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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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ReadyKids

Board of directors
as of 02/14/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michael Chinn

Michael Mason

Jon 'deK' Bowen

Louis Citron

Polly Clark

Jas Heim

Kevin McDonald

Whitmore Merrick

Laura Roller

Pam Sorenson

Charlsie Stratton

Sarah Yeung

Andrea Ayres

Elaine Bailey

Dr. Irtefa Binte-Farid

Jada Cox

Taylor McLeod

Natalia Palacios

Peter Schleck

Christine McNeely

Jasdeep Heim

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/20/2023

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

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/22/2021

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.