Emmanuel Family and Child Development Center
2416 Swope Parkway
Kansas City MO 64130
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 921-3164
Fax 816- 861-1270
Mission Statement
To ensure that all children living in poverty have access to a high quality early educational learning environments, which stimulate the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children and ensures school readiness, in addition to providing supportive services to families.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Deborah Lynne Mann
Board Chair Mr. Rodney Harris
Board Chair Company Affiliation MV Pipelines
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1999
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer Donations can be mailed in the form of checks, money orders or through our credit card services.  In addition, we encourage volunteers  and in-kind donations in the form of service and needed items such as diapers and wipes.
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
To ensure that all children living in poverty have access to a high quality early educational learning environments, which stimulate the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children and ensures school readiness, in addition to providing supportive services to families.
Background Statement

 

EFCDC is a 32-year-old organization providing early education and wraparound services to between 177 and 182 pre-Kindergarteners each year. We also serve the school-aged siblings of enrollees through our out-of-school and summer programs.
In November 2018, EFCDC broke ground on a new, 28,300 square foot early education building which will have the capacity to enroll up to 322 pre-Kindergartens. The out-of-school program will remain in our current location and will grow from serving 40 to 100 elementary and middle schoolers. The new center includes an onsite health clinic managed by Samuel U. Rodgers, and a dental clinic managed by UMKC Dental School of Medicine. There will also be ample green space, a new playground, and community rooms for adult education and neighborhood events.
EFCDC is licensed through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) and has been accredited for nine years through the Missouri Accreditation of Programs for Children and Youth. The school is also designated as a Tier 1 Head Start Site through the Mid-America Regional Council. EFCDC is the second-largest early education facility in Kansas City serving low-income families at low-to-no-cost.
Impact Statement
The top accomplishments for Emmanuel Child and Family Development Center (EFCDC) in 2018/2019 are as follows:
  1. EFCDC broke ground on our new, 28,300 square foot facility, with the capacity to serve 322 pre-Kindergarteners, making us the second-largest early education center in Kansas City serving low-income families.
  2. EFCDC was approved as a Tier 1 Head Start Site by Mid America Regional Council.
  3. EFCDC increased foundation gifts by approximately 320%, receiving funds from a variety of new private partners including Kauffman Foundation, the Early Education Funders Collaborative, H&R Block Foundation, Bank of America Trusts, and Sunderland Foundation.
  4. EFCDC is in partnership with the Crittenton Children’s Center to adopt the Trauma Smart (trauma-informed care) program making us more responsive to the emergent needs of our children and their families.
  5. EFCDC has shown a significant increase in Kindergarten readiness outcomes over the last four years, moving from 78% of EFCDC children ready to succeed in Kindergarten to 98% Kindergarten-ready last year.
The top goals for EFCDC in 2019/2020:
  1. EFCDC will open the doors to the new early education facility by the end of 2019. The new center will house 20 classrooms, 145 additional students, an onsite health and dental clinic, and community gathering space.
  2. EFCDC will hire our first-ever Chief Operating Officer to join our first Chief Development Officer (hired in the first quarter of 2019). These positions help sustain growth, build community partnerships, and strengthen EFCDC’s infrastructure.
  3. EFCDC will continue to increase fundraising dollars to close the cost of construction on the new facility and to fund increased operating expenses.
Needs Statement
EFCDC’s top 5 most urgent needs are:
  1. Capital investment for the new facility
  2. Continued funding for program research and evaluation
  3. Continued funding for staff training and professional development
  4. Continued funding for organizational development resources
  5. Continued funding to cover operating and facilities costs
Service Categories
Preschools
Parent & Teacher Groups
Youth Development Programs
Areas of Service
MO
MO - Jackson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
As Executive Director of an Early Childhood Center, my philosophy of education is shaped by my previous and ongoing experiences as a classroom teacher, school administrator, and by my college coursework in family therapy.
I have been in the field of early education since 1984, opening Emmanuel Family and Child Development Center in 1986. Over 33 years, I’ve been responsible for the education of 10,360 children in Kansas City and have had the pleasure of watching them develop and grow. I was born and raised in this community and believe that each and every child I serve deserves the best opportunities and resources to succeed.
My philosophy of education is predicated on the belief that each individual child must be prepared for a lifetime of learning. I believe that experiences in the classroom should relate to the child’s life both at school and at home. Education should produce individuals who are creative, effective communicators, critical thinkers, and positive contributors to a democratic society.
We know that holistic success is not possible without first educating and supporting a child’s family. To accomplish this, we offer parent support groups, skills training, and home visits, and are currently adopting trauma-informed care to meet our family’s mental health and wellness needs. We also provide about $20,000 in emergency assistance to families each year, plus food, clothing, books, and other essential items. Because our parents and caregivers often work non-traditional hours, the center is open from 6am – midnight each weekday.
We are so excited to enter a new phase of growth with the opening our 28,300 square foot building at the corner of Swope Parkway and Prospect. Into this state-of-the-art early education facility, we’ll be welcoming the next generation of young learners and families – preparing them to succeed in Kindergarten and beyond.
Programs
Description
The Early Childhood Education Program offers infant, toddler, and preschool care in a stimulating environment with an educated and professional teaching staff. Using evidence-based curriculum and instruction, students develop positive relationships with adults and peers, increase socioemotional competence, and are supported in their physical growth.
We measure Kindergarten readiness and childhood development benchmarks using the evidence-based Desired Results Development Profile (DRDP), Ages and Stages Questionnaire, and the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS). Over the past four years, the number of children prepared for Kindergarten upon graduation has increased from 78% to 98%. This increase is due in part to critical partnerships with Mid America Regional Council, the Kansas City Missouri School District, Penn Valley Community College, Educare, LINC, The Family Conservancy, private foundations, the adoption of evidence-based evaluation tools, and funding for staff expansion.
Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Female Infants/Babies (under age 5), Male Infants/Babies (under age 5)
Short-Term Success
In the short-term, EFCDC is focused on ensuring that a child progresses year-to-year until they are ready for grade school. School readiness outcomes include exhibiting prosocial behavior with one’s peers, developing healthy bonds with classroom teachers and caregivers, identifying and regulating feelings, and exhibiting language, cognition, and physical development along an age-appropriate continuum.
It is critical during this time period in pre-K that parents and caregivers have the tools necessary to support their child. EFCDC helps caregivers encourage and nurture their children in developmentally-appropriate ways like reading at home, playing games that boost literacy, and appropriately responding to a child’s needs and emotions.
Long-Term Success
The ultimate goal for the clients we serve is that both children and families are situated to succeed in Kindergarten and beyond. Long-term, for children who engage in high quality pre-K, the benefits are emotional maturity, improved cognitive development, reduced need for special education placement, higher school achievement, lower rates of school incompletion, lower rates of juvenile arrest, and higher instances of economic security in adulthood.
Program Success Monitored By
EFCDC uses a variety of evidence-based and best practice measurement tools to assess Kindergarten readiness and benchmarks. These include the Desired Results Development Profile (DRDP), Ages and Stages Questionnaire, and the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS). The following are success outcomes from the past three years:
-In FY16, 32 (or 78%) of EFCDC graduating children were considered Kindergarten ready as measured by the Ages & Stages Questionnaire and Kindergarten readiness checklist from the Kansas City Public School District
-In FY17 - 24 (or 81%) of EFCDC graduating children were considered Kindergarten ready as measured by the Ages & Stages Questionnaire and Kindergarten readiness checklist from the Kansas City Public School District
-In FY18 - 44 (or 98%) of EFCDC graduating children were considered Kindergarten ready as measured by the Ages & Stages Questionnaire, the Kindergarten readiness checklist from the Kansas City Public School District, the DRDP and CLASS.
Examples of Program Success
From parent Katherine, regarding her son, Josiah:
“Thank you for the leadership, care and structure at Emmanuel regarding the academics for the children. Josiah was fully prepared to attend Kindergarten and [had] learned enough to know MORE than half of the 1st and 2nd quarters [Kindergarten] curriculum. I know this is mostly because of Emmanuel and the bar you have in place there to teach the children that they can successfully enter the formal classroom setting.
You all are doing a wonderful job. As a single parent it is truly appreciated, thank you a million for taking such good care of my children!”
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mrs. Deborah Lynne Mann
Term Start Oct 1986
Experience

I have been in the field of Early Childhood since 1984. I have a Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree in Child and Family studies. I am working towards my Masters of Arts (MA) degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Besides being a Director, I have worked in the classroom for over thirty years. I have been a Youth Coordinator. I am also the Community Service Leader in my church and I oversee the distribution of food from our food pantry at the church and Emmanuel Family and Child Development Center. I am also on the Round Table Committee for the Summer Food Service Program as well as I serve on the board of United Service Community Action Agency.

Senior Staff
Title Human Resource Director & Financial Officer
Title Vice President of Development
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 51
Paid Contractors 3
Volunteers 125
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Collaborations
List of partnerships within the Community: Child and Adult Care Food Program, Department of Health and Senior Services, First Steps, Even Start, UMKC, The Family Conservancy, PAT, Swope Health Services, Swope Community Builders, City of Kansas City, Neighborhood Assistance Program and the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter2006
Boys and Girls Clubs of America2015
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)2015
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Emmanuel Family Community Outreach PantryLift Up America2007
Emmanuel Family & Child Development CtNAEYC2006
Super-er Bowl Award (against poverty)Order of MMalta-Diocese of K.C.2007
Deborah MannGKC Ass for the Ed of Young Children2003
Emmanuel Family & Child Development CenterMissouri Accreditation2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Rodney Harris
Company Affiliation MV Pipelines
Term Jan 2006 to July 2019
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Denise CrawfordEmmanuel Family and Child Development Center
Regina DroneKeller Williams Real Estate
Margrett FrenchBright Beginnings Early Childhood
Rodney HarrisMV Pipelines
Paul HubbardNorth American Savings Bank
Deborah MannEmmanuel Family and Child Development Center
Shirley Renay McClintonGeneral Motors
Christina PuckettKids in Christ Preschool
Steve SuttonLathrop & Gate
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $1,523,000
Projected Expenses $1,485,200
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.  
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$1,482,034$1,072,076$1,018,992
Administration Expense$276,866$434,045$359,210
Fundraising Expense$400$56,594$42,570
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.070.921.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%69%72%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$1,525,365$998,188$1,497,729
Current Assets$194,714$319,883$227,265
Long-Term Liabilities$1,016,795$710,112$991,245
Current Liabilities$7,000$17,866$90,575
Total Net Assets$501,570$270,210$415,909
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities27.8217.902.51
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets67%71%66%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Other Documents
NAP Tax Credit Information2015View
Organization Name Emmanuel Family and Child Development Center
Address 2416 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130
Primary Phone (816) 921-3164
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Deborah Lynne Mann
Board Chair Mr. Rodney Harris
Board Chair Company Affiliation MV Pipelines
Year of Incorporation 1999