Annual Report 2019-2020
Year in Review
At Childcare Resources, our mission is to ensure young children are receiving quality education to build a strong foundation for life-long learning. During our last fiscal year, our team grew stronger, our supporters remained committed to our mission, and together we made a difference in the lives of children and families across our community.
Feel free to follow and explore the links below to read our 2019-2020 Annual Report, and learn more about our Extraordinary Year in Review.
Throughout this interactive report, you may see the icon to the left. Click on the image to learn more about ways our programs adjusted during the coronavirus pandemic in order to continue providing services to the community.
Rooted in Excellence
Much like a tree, Childcare Resources spent the last year growing. Strong and rooted thanks to the dedication of our team members, community partners, board members, and faithful supporters, our mission found new ways to bend and sway in the wind of a challenging and unique year.
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Childcare Resources plays three vital roles in efforts to ensure that quality child care is available and affordable in central Alabama:
Train and support child care professionals, providing a sizable portion of training available in Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, and Walker Counties
Provide child care financial assistance to low-to-moderate income working families who earn too much to qualify for state subsidy programs
Support families who are searching for child care options by providing comprehensive child care information and advocacy resources to ensure families understand the importance of the significant development that occurs in the early years that impacts later success in school and life
Watch the video below to take a virtual tour of Childcare Resources, including snapshots of our mission in action before the pandemic.
Training and Technical Assistance
The goal of Training and Technical Assistance is to increase the quality of child care available to children by providing education through training and technical assistance to individuals working in child care or interested in a career in early care and education.
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training sessions completed
training hours completed
early care programs impacted
Resource and Referral Program
Resource and Referral provides free customized child care searches for the community. Each search includes provider profiles to assist the family in locating quality child care as well as parent resources to support the unique needs of each individual family.
clients utilized the Resource and Referral Program
called for a personal consultation
conducted an on-line database search
The goal of the Supplemental Child Care Program is to help low-to-moderate income working families maintain employment and achieve self-sufficiently. This program provides financial assistance to families enrolled in the program by paying a portion of child care costs to a legally operating child care provider of their choice.
single parent head-of-household families supported
children supported through the Supplemental Child Care Program
average annual income of enrolled families
direct child care payments to providers
Top Employment Sectors
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Early Learning Resource Center and Van
The goal of the Early Learning Resource Center and Van is to reduce the cost of delivering quality child care by providing child care providers access to teaching materials and resources free of charge.
Early learning resources available include:
Teacher curriculum books
Music CD's and DVD's
Age-appropriate theme boxes
Ellison Press die-cuts
One-on-one consultation with a Child Development Consultant.
The Resource Center offers free membership and is open weekdays, and the Resource Van travels 10 routes monthly.
resource center patron visits
resource van patron visits
programs received curbside van services
The goal of RISE is to positively impact the quality of child care in our community by assisting providers in surpassing the Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) Minimum Standards for Child Care Licensing, achieving measurable improvements, and supporting the pursuit of national accreditation and re-accreditation.
Directors use self-assessment tools that are research-based to help identify concrete strengths and area of needed improvement within the center. Center stipends are available to assist the program in purchasing materials to help the center achieve quality improvements and assist in paying for national accreditation fees.
In central Alabama only 36 centers are nationally accredited, representing 8% of area child care programs.
technical assistance visits
Infant Toddler Program
The goal of the Infant Toddler Program is to increase the quality of child care available to infants and toddlers.
The program is designed to assist classrooms in surpassing the Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) Minimum Standards for Child Care Licensing and to encourage directors to operate their program consistent with best practices as it pertains to teacher-child interactions in a nurturing learning environment.
technical assistance visits
Head Start Program
In July of 2020, Childcare Resources was named through the Office of Head Start (OHS) as a new provider of Head Start and Early Head Start services to families in Jefferson County.
The Head Start and Early Head Start Programs promote a child's development through comprehensive early learning, health, and family well-being services. Childcare Resources Head Start Program operates through a partnership model with local schools, child care programs, and the community.
There are many community partners who make our mission possible. We thank each and every one of our generous supporters for their steadfast support and commitment to creating brighter futures for children.
Alabama Civil Justice Foundation, Inc.
Alabama Department of Human Resources
Alabama Partnership for Children
Alabama Power Company
Alabama Public Television
Alabama School Readiness Alliance
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Borgosz Enterprises LLC
Child Care Aware of America
Children's of Alabama
City of Birmingham
Clayne Crawford Foundation
Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED
Ingram Equipment Company, LLC
Jefferson County, Alabama
Luckie & Company
Maynard Cooper and Gale PC
Medical Properties Trust
Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation
Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn Co.
Protective Life Corporation
Publix Super Markets Charities
Robert R. Meyer Foundation
Sixth Avenue Baptist Church
Southern Company Services, Inc.
Springer Equipment Company
The Daniel Foundation of Alabama
The Hackney Foundation
The South Haven Corporation
The Thompson Foundation
The Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham
United Way of Central Alabama
US Bank Foundation
VOICES for Alabama's Children
Vulcan Materials Co. Foundation
Walker Area Community Foundation
Weil Wrecker Services
Wells Fargo Foundation