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EDUCARE DC

Washington, DC   |  www.educaredc.org
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EDUCARE DC

EIN: 27-2481956


Mission

Educare DC works to eliminate the opportunity gap for young children experiencing poverty in Washington DC and helps them build the skills necessary for success in kindergarten and beyond. We serve 424 children from prenatal to age five with high-quality early learning using a holistic family approach. We operate programs at our two campuses at Parkside and at IDEA Public Charter School, as well as through five partner sites across Wards 7 and 8.

Ruling year info

2011

President and CEO

Jamal Berry

Main address

640 Anacostia Ave NE

Washington, DC 20019 USA

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EIN

27-2481956

Subject area info

Early childhood education

Job creation and workforce development

Child development

Youth services

Population served info

Children and youth

Ethnic and racial groups

Low-income people

Students

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Communication

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Affiliations

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Educare DC is working to close the opportunity gap for DC's youngest children living in poverty. Educare DC has spent ten years working to eliminate the opportunity gap for young children living in poverty, and give them the skills necessary for success in kindergarten and beyond. Our vision is for all children in the DC region to have access to high-quality early childhood education that unlocks their full potential.

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?

Educare DC

Educare DC is a partner in preparing children for success in school and life. Safe, fun and challenging, Educare DC uses children’s curiosity to build a lifetime love of learning—providing the highest quality care and education to families.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Economically disadvantaged people
People of African descent

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.

Number of children who have a sense of their own feelings and an ability to express empathy for others

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Social-Emotional from Fall 2022 to Spring 2023 for exceeding the widely held expectation, we had a 9.87% increase.

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

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Language from Fall to Spring 2023 for exceeding the widely held expectations we had a 3.82% increase.

Number of children who have the ability to seek help from and respond appropriately to adults

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Totals By Year
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Educare DC

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Cognition from Fall 2022 to Spring 2023 for exceeding the widely held expectation, we had a 16.39% increase.

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.

For our 2023-2024 year Educare DC aims to accomplish the following goals:

-Deliver high quality programming through a culture of excellence, that results in children
being ready to thrive in kindergarten and beyond.

-Sustain our organizational financial health for long-term impact.

-Be an active voice for racial equity and agent of change in the community for young children,
families and early educators.

Educare DC’s program is built on the premise that high-quality early learning has a positive impact on children—
and their communities—throughout their lives. Operating early learning programs on two campuses and through five child care partners, Educare DC provides high-quality holistic and early education, family engagement, and comprehensive services to 424 children, prenatal to age five, in Wards 7 and 8.

Also, Educare DC’s District-wide teacher training and advocacy work supports hundreds of early childhood educators and thousands of young children—leveraging data, research, and our deep knowledge of early learning to impact broader community programs and policies.

We are passionate about creating an even greater impact as we enter our second decade of educating young children by focusing on areas such as enhanced innovative professional development for teachers and staff and care for their well-being, strengthening high quality teaching in the classroom, intensive interventions with families, and building additional community partnerships to help young children and their families succeed both in and out of the classroom.

Our child-centric holistic model is based on our deep understanding of the science of early child-hood learning combined with the rigorous use of research and data to create impact, drive results, and constantly improve – all in a caring and nurturing environment. Our students have access to high quality teachers undergoing rigorous professional development, Smaller classrooms with a low teacher-student ratio, and best in class facilities to support learning and growth.

Educare works for each child and every child. We partner with parents and use teaching methods that are proven to work—and we’re always working on improving.

Our local results include:

- Since 2012, we have grown and learned side by side with over 1,380 children and their families, along with strong community partners, committed board members, and our immensely talented staff.

- Our partnership with the Early Childhood Innovation Network (ECIN) has resulted in an increase in parent-to-parent support and decreases in sleep disturbance for parents, parental distress, total parent stress, and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma.

National research shows that when children leave Educare, they are academically, socially, and emotionally prepared for kindergarten. Kindergartners who spend their early years at Educare arrive at elementary school ready to learn and on par with middle-income peers. Children, including dual-language learners, who enroll in Educare before age three have better language skills than their peers who enroll during their preschool years.

Financials

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Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

4.01

Average of 1.39 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

6.6

Average of 3.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

17%

Average of 17% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of EDUCARE DC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $572,272 $563,716 $16,334,837 $3,507,826 $1,149,007
As % of expenses 10.9% 9.9% 178.5% 26.7% 9.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $312,537 $298,085 $16,043,224 $3,123,389 $606,270
As % of expenses 5.6% 5.0% 169.9% 23.1% 4.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $5,319,003 $7,886,029 $25,762,354 $14,867,843 $14,022,838
Total revenue, % change over prior year -12.2% 48.3% 226.7% -42.3% -5.7%
Program services revenue 0.5% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 63.3% 45.3% 27.0% 83.6% 77.4%
All other grants and contributions 35.9% 54.2% 72.9% 16.4% 22.5%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $5,272,731 $5,675,595 $9,151,236 $13,121,672 $12,417,783
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.1% 7.6% 61.2% 43.4% -5.4%
Personnel 66.7% 67.6% 56.7% 53.1% 59.9%
Professional fees 15.1% 13.9% 16.5% 16.2% 12.4%
Occupancy 5.4% 5.3% 8.2% 7.5% 7.0%
Interest 3.6% 3.3% 0.4% 0.0% 0.2%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.8% 3.2%
All other expenses 9.2% 10.0% 18.1% 20.4% 17.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $5,532,466 $5,941,226 $9,442,849 $13,506,109 $12,960,520
One month of savings $439,394 $472,966 $762,603 $1,093,473 $1,034,815
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $14,871,461 $0 $146,773
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $2,064,516 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $5,971,860 $6,414,192 $25,076,913 $16,664,098 $14,142,108

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.9 5.4 6.8 4.2 6.6
Months of cash and investments 2.9 5.4 6.8 4.2 6.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -3.1 -2.3 4.5 5.3 6.4
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,285,758 $2,575,539 $5,154,568 $4,636,739 $6,845,146
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $970,776 $1,796,050 $1,214,359 $2,833,195 $1,476,017
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $13,313,247 $13,373,056 $13,504,920 $15,569,436 $15,743,187
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 10.8% 12.7% 14.8% 15.3% 18.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 107.7% 94.7% 4.3% 10.9% 8.3%
Unrestricted net assets -$1,371,207 -$1,073,122 $14,970,102 $18,093,491 $18,699,761
Temporarily restricted net assets $281,000 $1,927,718 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $281,000 $1,927,718 $2,203,489 $441,834 $897,882
Total net assets -$1,090,207 $854,596 $17,173,591 $18,535,325 $19,597,643

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President and CEO

Jamal Berry

Jamal Berry is Educare DC’s President and CEO. In 2013, Mr. Berry began his career with Educare DC as a an infant and toddler Mentor Teacher, later becoming the school director and then vice president of programs. Over the years, he has applied his knowledge of leadership and early childhood development to steer Educare DC to earning high quality program ratings and to earning accreditation with the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Mr. Berry is an advocate for young children as well as for early childhood educators.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 12/11/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/5/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Contractors

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Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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