OPPORTUNITY INC

Learning to learn and grow.

aka Opportunity Early Childhood Education and Family Center   |   West Palm Beach, FL   |  www.opportunitypbc.org

Mission

The mission of Opportunity to empower children of low-income, working families to achieve future academic and life success by providing superior early childhood educational programming and support services, and by assisting families with strategies to achieve self-sufficiency.

Ruling year info

1948

Executive Director

Ali Eger

Main address

4171 Westgate Avenue

West Palm Beach, FL 33409 USA

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EIN

59-0624429

NTEE code info

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

Child Day Care (P33)

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

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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?

Kindergarten Readiness

Opportunity, Inc. exemplifies a tradition of quality and serves as a model for excellence in our community since 1939. Opportunity delivers a comprehensive early childhood education program that prepares disadvantaged children to begin public school meeting or exceeding the state standards expectations for kindergarten readiness. Accredited by the National Accreditation Commission, recognized as a Gold Seal School of Excellence by the Florida Department of Children and Families, and accepted into the Strong Minds quality improvement system of Palm Beach County, the Opportunity Early Childhood Education and Family Center provides critical services and experiences that focus on the whole child. We position our children for academic success and also strive to instill confidence, independence, social competence, emotional wellness, and strong coping and problem-solving skills that will enable them to thrive as students and community members.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations

National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies - Child Care Aware Consumer Education Quality Assurance Program - Certification 2012

National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies - Child Care Aware Consumer Education Quality Assurance Program - Certification 2013

National Accreditation Commissions 2022

Florida Gold Seal Accreditation 2022

Awards

Quality Counts Gold Seal 2012

State of Florida

Quality Counts Five Star Rating 2012

State of Florida

Quality Counts Five Star & Gold Seal Rating 2013

State of Florida

Affiliations & memberships

National Accreditation Commissions 2022

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 who have the skills necessary to maintain personal health

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

Infants and toddlers

Related Program

Kindergarten Readiness

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This metric considers the age of the child and developmentally appropriate expectations.

Number of children who have the ability to use eye-hand coordination, strength, and motor control to use age-appropriate tools and utensils effectively

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

Infants and toddlers

Related Program

Kindergarten Readiness

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This metric considers the age of the child and developmentally appropriate expectations.

Number of children who have the ability to understand and comprehend communication

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

Infants and toddlers

Related Program

Kindergarten Readiness

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This metric considers the age of the child and developmentally appropriate expectations.

Number of children who have an innate motivation to master and control their environment

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

Infants and toddlers

Related Program

Kindergarten Readiness

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This metric considers the age of the child and developmentally appropriate expectations.

Number of children able to exercise appropriate control in independent and group activities

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

Infants and toddlers

Related Program

Kindergarten Readiness

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric considers the age of the child and developmentally appropriate expectations.

Number of teachers involved in school-wide decisions about student learning

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

Infants and toddlers

Related Program

Kindergarten Readiness

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

All teachers are involved in school-wide decisions about student learning through staff, small group, and individual meetings with leadership, surveys, special committees, and pilot programming.

Number of students showing improvement in test scores

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

Infants and toddlers

Related Program

Kindergarten Readiness

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This metric is based on skill-leveled student portfolios, research-based developmental screening tools, curricular assessments, and readiness assessments.

Number of educators who have opportunities to attend programs offered by professional organizations

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

Infants and toddlers

Related Program

Kindergarten Readiness

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All educators have multiple opportunities to attend programs offered by professional organizations including accredited educational organizations and local & national early childhood organizations.

Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM

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

Infants and toddlers

Related Program

Kindergarten Readiness

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric considers the age of the child and developmentally appropriate expectations.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Kindergarten Readiness

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This metric considers children and families served by our organization.

Average age of first-time, full-time, first-year registrants in direct entry programs continuing to the following year

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

Infants and toddlers

Related Program

Kindergarten Readiness

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This metric is an average age of newly enrolled children. The age range of newly enrolled children is 6 weeks-5 years.

Number of administrators and staff who plan and experience professional development activities together

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

Infants and toddlers

Related Program

Kindergarten Readiness

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All administrators and all staff experience professional development activities together throughout each year.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

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

Age groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

Kindergarten Readiness

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

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

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Charting impact

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

To empower children of low-income, working families to achieve future academic and life success by providing superior early childhood educational programming and support services, and by assisting families with strategies to achieve self-sufficiency.

Opportunity has kicked off its capital campaign, Opportunity Knocks, to build a new facility. Opportunity Knocks seeks to raise $16 million to purchase land, construct a 22,000 square foot learning facility, and to create an endowment for the organization. Opportunity is seeking $8 million in phase one (phase two being endowment). We have received $2,750,000 and pledges totaling $3,055,000 to date.

The new 3.7 acre campus will allow the school to expand enrollment from 96 to 200 children and increase family programs and outreach. The building will include 16 classrooms, a computer resource center for parents, a medical suite, full kitchen, a multi-purpose room, and a board/conference room suite. Opportunity anticipates breaking ground in the fall of 2016 and opening to students and families in the summer of 2017.

With over 75 years experience, Opportunity, Inc. exemplifies "A tradition of Excellence"
In designing the program we have created objectives around the key indicators of quality" or "quality indicators" through strategic improvements in the physical setting that protects our students health and safety, set the recruiting standards to attract formally trained staff with above average credentials and training in early childhood education, mandated and empowered the Education Director who holds a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education and has had extensive training to strive for excellence, and created a compensation framework directly linked to professional development which provides incentives for staff to work towards achieving educational goals aimed at improving the skills required for continuous improvements in delivery of services and which will ultimately lead to less turn over and more stability for the students and families. Specifically, we have focused our efforts on creating an atmosphere which fosters high moral and high job satisfaction. In addition, we continue to strive to surpass the ratio requirements by containing our classroom sizes and providing the right staff mix to ensure that the children are receiving individualized attention hence creating the right environment for producing quality learning outcomes.
Ensuring the quality of children's daily experiences at Opportunity, Inc. lies at the core of the daily activities

We continue to stride towards best practice, to maintain our tradition of quality and to continuously improve our services. National accreditation and consistent Five Star ratings (which provides the endorsement and proof of a quality program) remains a priority. Surpassing the highest set standards continues to be our goal. This is demonstrative of the commitment of the Board, the management and staff at Opportunity. The program is measured against the most robust and rigorous national standards on education, health and safety. Early childhood educational programs with the mark of quality benefit children with greater readiness for and success in school. By engaging in self-study and pursuing programs we are able to create a stronger and more committed team of teachers, administrators, and families who work together to continually improve program quality. Opportunity teachers and administrators find their work more rewarding. Most importantly, low income families have an opportunity to enroll in quality accredited programs, such as ours, for their children to thrive.

Financials

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OPPORTUNITY INC

Board of directors
as of 2/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Anderson Arnold

Gordon Anthony

Robin Remick

Anderson Arnold

Adrianna Burger

Susie Dwinell

Tara Gronberg

Maria Marchetti

Dora Pikounis

William Carroll

Jennifer Lazzara

Alice Eger

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/31/2020

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

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/31/2020

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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
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.