Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood

Helping Children Live Emotionally Healthy Lives

aka Lucy Daniels Center   |   Cary, NC   |  www.lucydanielscenter.org

Mission

The Lucy Daniels Center helps children live emotionally healthy lives through in-depth evaluation and treatment, family involvement, and education.

Ruling year info

1990

Clinical/Executive Director

Dr. Emily Odjaghian

Main address

9003 Weston Parkway

Cary, NC 27513 USA

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EIN

58-1863104

NTEE code info

Community Mental Health Center (F32)

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

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Children’s mental health is our priority at the Lucy Daniels Center, where we help children with emotional, mental and social challenges succeed through in-depth evaluation and treatment, family involvement and education. Here are some situations we can encounter: -behavior and discipline challenges -attention deficit/hyperactivity challenges -childhood bereavement -reactions to abuse and other trauma -complications of adoption including attachment problems -adjustments in blended families -impulsivity and aggression -difficulties as a result of divorce -fears, anxieties and behavior rituals -sleep and toileting problems -social isolation and peer conflicts

Our programs

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

Lucy Daniels School

Preschool through 5th grade.

At the Lucy Daniels School, children and families are provided with wrap-around services that promote social, emotional, and academic growth. We serve students from preschool through fifth grade and offer tuition assistance options to remove financial barriers to services. Our students and families have typically struggled with unmet needs in their previous schools, but here, they are met with respect, understanding, and compassion. Students thrive in our stable and supportive learning environment that also provides individual therapy and regular parent counseling.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

The Farley-Manning Family Guidance Service provides on-site and telehealth therapy for children ages birth through 11 years old and their families. Our clinicians specialize in children’s mental health and walk directly alongside children and families on their journeys to healthier lives and relationships. Clinicians build and maintain lasting connections that are rooted in trust, support, and stability. Financial assistance and telehealth options ensure a reduction in barriers to service access that many families in our community face.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

Early intervention therapy for children birth through five years old in their home or pre-school setting.

SecurePath is a comprehensive mental health service for young children in Wake County provided at the child’s home or preschool. Our staff offers mental health assessments, interventions, and therapy for children ages birth to five and their parents who need help with their child’s social, emotional, or developmental challenges. Clinicians focus on addressing behavioral concerns and strengthening the parent-child relationship. Early intervention services can also be a valuable resource in helping pre-school children to become Kindergarten-ready.

SecurePath therapy services are provided at no cost to families through the generous support of Wake County Smart Start.

Services are provided in English and Spanish.

Population(s) Served
Families
Infants and toddlers

Early Success encompasses community programs supporting emotional health for families. Included are First Friends social skills program for children; parent guidance workshops on a variety of parenting topics; Lucy's Link, where trained staff members assess children in their childcare or preschool setting and make recommendations; and Circle of Security parenting program (COSP), which provides a special hands-on training program for both at-risk and non-risk families to increase their healthy parent-child attachment.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Where we work

Awards

Hands of Health Award 2006

John Rex Endowment

Children's Program Award for Excellence 2006

The Association for Child Psychoanalysis

Healthcare Heroes Award for Outstanding Outreach and Education 2007

Triangle Business Journal

Charitable Parnter Award 2007

Cary, NC Chamber of Commerce Award

IMPACT Award 2009

GlaxoSmithKline Foundation

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Children’s mental health is our priority at the Lucy Daniels Center, where we help children with emotional, mental and social challenges succeed through in-depth evaluation and treatment, family involvement and education.

Lucy Daniels Center provides free observations and assessments at our center in Cary, North Carolina, or in the comfort of a child’s own home or preschool. We help parents identify their child’s challenges and guide them through the process of finding the right solution for their child and their family. Through our comprehensive therapeutic programs and outreach services, we meet challenges to healthy development by addressing issues such as social, behavioral, and disciplinary concerns; reactions to bereavement, abuse, or other trauma; and fears, anxieties, and behavior rituals.

Lucy Daniels Center provides a comprehensive range of therapeutic and educational programs:

• Lucy Daniels School—a therapeutic school serving Pre-K
through 5th grade

• Farley-Manning Family Guidance Service—individual and
family therapy on-site in Cary, North Carolina

• SecurePath Outreach—in-home therapy services

• Circle of Security Parenting Program—
parenting support workshops

• First Friends—social skills program in local preschools and
daycare centers

• Lucy’s Link—free observations and assessments

FOUNDED IN 1989, Lucy Daniels Center is the largest nonprofit provider of mental health services exclusively for children in the Triangle area. We serve more than 700 children and their families yearly and provide more than 20,000 hours of direct social, emotional, and mental health services to children from birth to age 12.

Our programs offer individualized treatment for each child, a rigorous academic program through Lucy Daniels School (Pre-K–5th grade), and community outreach programs that serve families across the Triangle. Our multi-disciplinary team, which includes recognized experts in mental health and education, works together with families to provide a uniquely comprehensive approach, delivering individualized treatment to each child.

Our story began more than 30 years ago in 1989 with a generous start-up gift from Lucy Daniels, Ph.D., a local writer and clinical psychologist. And what a gift it was! Our story continues as we serve the needs of a diverse population through our on-site clinic, offsite therapeutic services, school, and community outreach programs. Through it all, we are raising the awareness of children's mental and emotional health, and educating the community about the importance of developing a good mental health status early in life. This must be the case if children are to truly live a life of full potential filled with positive experiences. It is our goal to instill a willingness to do what is best for themselves and the people around them.

In the upcoming years, Lucy Daniels Center will be diligently working to increase awareness and expand our services into neighboring counties in order to provide more North Carolina children with emotional, mental and social challenges the support and guidance they need to live emotionally healthy lives.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood

Board of directors
as of 09/26/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Derek Watson

Financial & IT Consultants

Term: 2022 - 2024


Board co-chair

Sarah Cowan

Quanta Technologies

Term: 2022 - 2024

Lucy Daniels

Founder

Will Rike

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Ted Whiteside

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Diane Manning

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Diane Niedfeldt

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Vonne Jacobs

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Lori Jones

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Amanda Lynde

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Thomas Barrett

Psychologist/Psychoanalyst

Board leadership practices

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  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/26/2022

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
Decline to state
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Disability

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