Youth Development

ReadyKids

Ready for School, Ready for Relationships, Ready for Life

aka CYFS

Charlottesville, VA

Mission

Opening doors to bright futures for kids.

Ruling Year

1963

Principal Officer

Ms. Jacqueline Bryant

Main Address

1000 E. High St.

Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA

Keywords

children, early literacy, abuse/neglect, teens, childcare, parent education, trauma

EIN

54-0546000

 Number

8081517325

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (O11)

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

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

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

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

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Learning Ready

Relationship Ready

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Relationship Ready

Percentage of children who were safe from abuse and neglect.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Relationship Ready

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Relationship Ready

Percentage of children who experienced quality early care and education.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Infants to preschool (under age 5)

Related program

Learning Ready

Percentage of children who were better prepared to begin school.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Infants to preschool (under age 5)

Related program

Learning Ready

Charting Impact

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

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

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 90 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 supporting, teaching, counseling and coaching kids, families and child care providers 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:
-Child Care Quality (CCQ) improves the quality of child care and preschool settings to get kids ready to succeed in school.
-Play Partners helps kids become successful learners and readers by building literacy skills and an age-appropriate vocabulary.
-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.
-Family Coordination prepares parents to support their kids' preschool success.

ReadyKids utilizes an Advanced Performance Measurement System, which allows for the systematic measurement, evaluation and analysis of outcome data. This leads to enhanced service delivery and increased numbers of program participants. As a result, in FY16, ReadyKids was able to intensify services while maintaining a large program base.

Five years ago, ReadyKids impacted 4,204 participants, spending about $365 per participant. In FY17, ReadyKids impacted 7,936 participants, spending $265 per participants. That's double the number of people impacted at a third of the cost, while not decreasing in quality of services.

In FY17, ReadyKids achieved the following high level outcomes, bringing the agency ever closer to its goals:

97% of Ready Kids experienced quality early care and education
88.9% of Ready Kids were prepared to begin school.
92% of Ready Kids were socially/emotionally healthy and related well to others.
98% of Ready Kids were safe from abuse and neglect.
96% 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.

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ReadyKids

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Diversity Strategies

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Diversity notes from the nonprofit
ReadyKids is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. ReadyKids is a drug-free workplace. We value high performance, effective teamwork, shared leadership, and inspiration. We believe diversity of staff, thought, approach, and experience provides the optimal environment for our growth, learning, and success. ReadyKids seeks a diverse pool of applicants, all are encouraged to apply. In addition, ReadyKids attends festivals and cultural events pertinent to children including World Refugee Day, Southwood's May Market Day, and Westhaven Community Day.