ST BENEDICT CENTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION INC

Louisville, KY   |  www.stbenedictcenterlouisville.org

Mission

​Our mission is to provide opportunities and experiences that enable each child to grow socially, mentally, physically, and intellectually. Each child is treated as an individual in an environment that promotes kindness and respect.

Ruling year info

1994

Center Director

Felicia Alfred

Main address

946 S. 25th St.

Louisville, KY 40210 USA

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EIN

61-0719980

NTEE code info

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions. In their late 2017 report, Education inequalities at the school starting gate, EPI characterizes the “undeniable relationship between economic inequalities and education inequalities [as] a societal failure that betrays the ideal of the American dream.” Because as their analysis confirms, “…children who start behind stay behind—they are rarely able to make up the lost ground.” Our center resides in a urban environment where there are few options available to support economically deprived children.

Our programs

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Infant/Toddler Program

Our infant/toddler classrooms focus first and foremost on providing a positive, nurturing, and individualized program. We understand how difficult it is for a parent to leave their young child in the care of someone else. Our infant and toddler teachers do their best to keep young children on their own schedule and to plan individualized experiences. The experiences prepare each child to meet their own unique developmental goals. Teachers track progress over time by completing in depth developmental assessments every 4 months and documenting growth in each child's portfolio. Each child's portfolio starts upon enrollment in our center and will carry on with them throughout their time in our program to show ongoing growth and development. We document milestones, special events, vocabulary progression, developmental skill advancement, physical development, and early writing skills. In this program, we provide a homelike setting where young children are comfortable, loved, and respected. Each week, teachers plan specific, hands-on activities and experiences for each child to reinforce and advance their gross motor, communication, and problem-solving skills.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Our staff recognizes that the most important learning takes place before the age of five. With this in mind, our program helps children prepare for a structured school routine and fosters a lifetime of curiosity and excitement for learning. Everything we do revolves around early childhood development and creating inviting environments. We use a Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum. Based on the philosophy, our teachers regard children as responsible, engaged, clever, and capable. Our preschool students learn and understand through hands-on, active projects that give them enough time to investigate, experiment, reflect, and revise. Their reflections are reinforced in multiple mediums including painting, dancing, acting, and more. Projects in our classrooms respond to the curiosity of the children and aid them in collaborative investigations. In addition, our teachers work to meet JCPS kindergarten readiness. Our teachers document each student’s progress and complete rigorous developmental assessments every 6 months to ensure each child reaches their full potential. Our Preschool Program sets our students up for success both as independent leaders and team players due to our dedicated staff and creative lesson plans.​

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

In addition to our full day program for children up to the age of 6, we also provide a before and after school program for school age children up to the age of 12. Our center will ensure your child gets on and off the correct school bus in the morning and evening. We provide breakfast before school and an after-school snack. Our teachers help with their homework and allow them time to socialize with their peers in an open, positive environment. We provide full day care on days of school closures including winter break, spring break, and summer break. Our summer camp is a fun, educational program for children that includes character building themes and weekly field trips. The School Age Program guarantees your child is cared for, assisted with school work, and challenged intellectually.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Providing a quality early childhood education experience is an important intervention in helping to close the achievement gap. The mission of the St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education is to provide opportunities and experiences that enable each child to grow socially, mentally, physically, and intellectually. At St. Benedict, each child is treated as an individual in an environment that promotes kindness and respect and is provided exposure to a Head Start or Early Head Start curriculum to help close the achievement gap.

1. Partner with Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) to provide each St. Benedict child a Head Start or Early Head Start curriculum.
2. Recruit and retain experienced and credentialed staff for all classroom positions, supported through a competitive base pay and retention program.
3. Develop a facility management plan that ensures the safety, cleanliness and operational effectiveness of all center equipment.

Financials

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ST BENEDICT CENTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION INC

Board of directors
as of 3/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Adam Hall

Fifth Third Band

Term: 2019 - 2022

George Sanders

New Directions Housing Corp

Leah Driver

New Directions Housing Corp

Nancy Fox

Retired

Jason Knoy

Louisville Gas & Electric

Steve Magre

Consultant

Jack McGill

Humana

Judge Derwin Webb

State of Kentucky

Deborah Williams

PNC Bank

Organizational demographics

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