Bright Beginnings Family Childcare Inc

Care that Brings the Community Together

South Bend, IN   |
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Bright Beginnings Family Childcare Inc

EIN: 82-4132807


Our mission is to provide affordable, quality childcare and early education programs with extended hours and free extracurricular activities to low-income families and offer additional benefits to care for the family structure and enrich the lives of the families we serve.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Ramal Taylor

Main address

1818 S Main Street

South Bend, IN 46613 USA

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Subject area info

Early childhood education

Child care

Population served info

Children and youth


Low-income people


NTEE code info

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

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Infants Classroom

The classroom color for our infant room is blue, symbolizing trust, communication, and calmness. Our nurturing caregivers are handpicked for their natural ability to care for young infants and their passion for this age group. Our primary focus in the BBC nursery is to provide love, trust, and attention (cuddle time). We understand that every baby has their own unique schedule and our experienced staff is trained to respond to these needs quickly and efficiently. We also understand that the transition from being a totally dependent newborn to becoming an active and responsive infant happens very quickly. We provide educational toys & activities to help stimulate the natural developmental process of a growing baby.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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 served

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Infants - 8 Toddler - 43 Preschool (3-4 years) - 24 Pre-K (4-6 years) - 12 School Age (6-12 years) - 28

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Bright Beginnings Family Childcare Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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

Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.05 over 3 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.4 over 3 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3% over 3 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Bright Beginnings Family Childcare Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Bright Beginnings Family Childcare Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Bright Beginnings Family Childcare Inc’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 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $38,316 $25,302 $130,144
As % of expenses 11.5% 5.6% 17.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $38,316 $25,302 $130,144
As % of expenses 11.5% 5.6% 17.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $372,814 $475,982 $1,070,613
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 27.7% 124.9%
Program services revenue 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $334,498 $450,680 $732,448
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 34.7% 62.5%
Personnel 62.0% 47.7% 48.8%
Professional fees 4.5% 5.9% 6.7%
Occupancy 18.1% 38.3% 26.2%
Interest 1.9% 1.2% 1.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 13.6% 6.8% 17.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $334,498 $450,680 $732,448
One month of savings $27,875 $37,557 $61,037
Debt principal payment $6,535 $16,000 $137,518
Fixed asset additions $34,521 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $403,429 $504,237 $931,003

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 0.2 0.4 3.5
Months of cash and investments 0.2 0.4 3.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.2 0.4 3.5
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021
Cash $5,182 $14,484 $215,131
Investments $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $208,021 $208,021 $208,021
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 72.0% 61.8% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $59,685 $84,987 $215,131
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $59,685 $84,987 $215,131

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Principal Officer

Ramal Taylor

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Bright Beginnings Family Childcare Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Bright Beginnings Family Childcare Inc

Board of directors
as of 04/15/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Ramal Taylor

Alicia Wells

Avalon Recovery Center

Tasha Reed Outlaw

TRO Law Firm

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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 ? No
  • 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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/15/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/15/2023

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

  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.