Accountability in Management
Child Care Aware® of Missouri prides itself on accountability for:
- outcomes that make a difference,
- rigorously ethical fiscal management, and
- transparency of governance.
In 2012, we were Quality Assured for a five-year validation by Child Care Aware® of America. Quality Assurance is the only accreditation specifically designed for child care resource and referral agencies and networks. We are one of only four state CCR&R networks to achieve this mark of excellence.
Our IRS Form 990 tax return is readily available to the public. View our most recent 990 form as found through GuideStar. (GuideStar gathers and disseminates information about all IRS-registered non-profit organizations and makes it available to the public.) The 990 form is the IRS form filed annually by tax exempt organizations that contains information on income, net assets, Board and staff, lobbying and more.
You can also Contact Us for a printed copy of the 990 form or to request our current, and any year prior, year-end financial statement and audit.
We take any and all perceived misdirection of funds seriously. After reviewing our Whistle Blower Policy, please know that you can email anonymously to firstname.lastname@example.org. This email sends your concern directly to the Board Treasurer for review. Coming soon, there will be a fillable form available here to ensure that you can submit information anonymously.
Read our Whistle Blower Policy statement.
Outcome-Driven Services and Leadership
Child Care Aware® of Missouri seeks to evaluate its leadership/management and its programs and services against the highest standards. In addition to our Child Care Aware® of America Quality Assurance, our continuous quality improvement efforts are guided by desired results:
Our Accountability Metrics at the end of our FY2014 for service delivery:
- 98% of the licensed child care, early education and after-school programs in our referral listings were updated within the prior 12 months; 62% were updated within the prior six months.
- 91% and 92% of parents we assisted in their search for child care reported increased knowledge about their child care options and about quality indicators, respectively. In addition, 82% felt that our information on quality was helpful in their decision.
- 98% of parents we assisted in their search for child care believed that they were more informed consumers as a result of our services.
- After our in-person training classes, the average increase in post-test scores, as compared to pre-tests, was 11%.
- At a two-week follow-up, 51% of participants reported a change in their practices with children and families as a result of our training classes.
- We received data requests from 29 first-time users of our data.
Service Delivery Outputs for FY2014:
- 16,932 referrals to help parents locate child care for 7,031 children, with consumer education on how to choose child care.
- 798 hours of basic skills and orientation workshops for 5,646 participants from the child care workforce.
- 90 hours of training and 356 hours of coaching for 56 child care programs, to support the adoption of best practices for nutrition and physical activity during our eight-month Taking Steps to Healthy Success Learning Collaborative.
- $202,180 in tuition payments to public two- and four-year college degree programs in Missouri, to sponsor completion of 1,838 college credit hours by members of the child care workforce, in the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MISSOURI Scholarship program.