Archild Inc (Little Rock, AR)

Name

  • Name:Ms. Donna Crossno
  • Title:Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Archild Inc
  • Address: 5312 W 10th street
    Little Rock, AR 72202
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:501-6662484

User Email

Location

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General

  • Mission:
  • The mission of Archild is to assure that families who have children ages birth to three, with diagnosed disabilities, developmental delays or substantial risk of significant delays receive resources and support that assist them in maximizing their child's development.

  • Overview:
  • Community Risk Factors:
    Archild is Located in an Enterprise Community. An Enterprise Community is an area certified by the federal government to have severe poverty and other life-threatening risk Factors. Run-down homes, closed businesses, and dilapidated trailers are common in this area. Because of the lack of industry and extensive poverty, the school districts lack an adequate tax base from which to raise funds to develop quality programs for our special needs students Approximately 66% of the students in the target area are African-American. This group often experiences the greatest number of risk factors.
    Broken Arkansas Voucher system
    Arkansas has a child care crisis. There is not enough funding to go around for subsidized child care for low-income families. In recent years Arkansas used stimulus funding to add families to subsidized child care, but this funding has run out. The Arkansas DHS Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education has notified families that the support was only temporary and when it would run out. When the stimulus funding ran out, the division was able to move about 5,000 of the lowest income children over to a more permanent source of federal funding, the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF).
    The news was not so good for other kids. When the stimulus money ran out on July 1, 2010, about 4,600 low-income children lost their vouchers and lost child care. Combined with the children already on the waiting list for subsidized child care, this means there are about 11,000 children who qualify for assistance and are on the waiting list but can't access it because of the lack of available funding.

    Our Technology center, parental engagement program, and scholarship initiatives attempt to address these major risk factors in our community.


    Our Needs:

    We are seeking an improvement grant of 7,000 that will enhance our language and literacy based curriculum to address each child’s Individualized Education Portfolio (IEP) while assisting them toward mastery of the Arkansas State learning standards for early childhood. Assisting technology devices and services can improve or maintain the abilities of a child to participate in such activities as playing, communication, eating or moving. The funds will also help our organization pilot a small parent engagement and scholarship program that help alleviate the issues associated with poverty and childcare. Starting with a partnership between parents and professionals at this early stage helps the child, family and community as a whole.
    The scholarship program will subsidize childcare for families who fall between the cracks of the Arkansas Voucher program. The Updated technology center with Adapted special needs software can:
    A. The updated technology center with adapted special needs software will create a center where both adults and children can enhance their 21st century developmental goals.
    B.The scholarship program will subsidize childcare for families who fall between the cracks of the Arkansas Voucher program.
    1. the Technology should
    • Improve both developmental, social, and educational gains;
    • Reduce the costs of special education, rehabilitation and health care needs for parent under the poverty line;
    • Reduce feelings of isolation, stress and frustration that poor families of special needs children may experience;
    • Help alleviate and reduce challenging behaviors by using positive behavior strategies and interventions; and
    • Help children with disabilities grow up to become productive, independent individuals.
    2. Poverty Reduction
    • In order to participate in training programs and hold a steady job, low-income parents need safe, affordable and reliable child care. Little Rock families also face a shortage of child care providers for infants and toddlers, with special needs.
    • Archild would like to offer a yearly scholarship of up to 5,280 to a needy family
    • In exchange the families will commit to monthly Archild service totaling three hours. Archild will determine level of need with a thorough application process. The scholarship will be sustained by a monthly “buy in” from the chosen families only within their ability to pay on a sliding scale, thus creating sustainability.

  • History:
  • Archild was incorporated in 1971, founded by Dr. Dolly Moseley. Archild is a 501c (3) non-profit corporation, and is governed by a Board of Directors. In 1971, Archild began serving less than 10 children in one building, and now, on average, Archild provides day treatment services to approximately 100 children. Our campus is two city blocks, encompassing more than 12 buildings. We evaluate, and provide day habilitation or developmental therapy, in areas of need which may include self-help/adaptive, motor (fine and gross), socialization, communication, and cognition. Children can receive speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy on site.
    Archild is licensed by Arkansas Developmental Disabilities Services, and is an approved Early Childhood Special Education program by the Arkansas Dept. of Education. We are also licensed by the Childcare Division of Arkansas Dept. of Human Services to provide regular child care services. Archild is also proud to participate in the Federal Special Nutrition Food Program, ensuring each child receives a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.

  • Year established:1971
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:6
  • Advisory board size:12
  • Staff size:34

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:71-0434015

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:710434015
  • Organization Name:ARCHILD INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:7723 COLONEL GLENN RD
  • Organization City:LITTLE ROCK
  • Organization State:AR
  • Organization Zip:72204-7503
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:January, 1975
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:11
  • Foundation Code Desc.:School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
  • Activity Code(s):046, 032
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Private school, Nursery school
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:B28Z
  • Asset Amount:$2,019,403
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,565,445
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,355,695
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 7:25:07 pm

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