EIN 23-2204725

Community Services for Children (CSC)

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Community Services for Children's mission is to prepare children and their families to succeed in learning and in life.

Program areas at CSC

Beginning july 1, 2018, Pennsylvania's office of child development and early learning (ocdel) designed early learning resource centers (elrcs) as "one-stop" hubs for early education and child care needs. Elrcs provide a single point-of-contact for families, early learning service providers, and communities to gain information and access Services that support high-quality child care and early learning programs. The elrc helps families find high quality child care that best meets their needs. They offer links to or information about Services such as:-individualized list of child care programs based on a child's specific needs-child care works, Pennsylvania's child care subsidy program-keystone stars, Pennsylvania's quality improvement program for child care providers-referrals for early learning programs like head start, early head start and pa pre-k counts-information on early intervention Services and support-family centers-supplemental nutrition assistance program (snap)-and other servicesthe elrc works with childcare providers in the Community to improve the quality of care offered to Children and their families through the keys to quality (stars) program. Quality coaches are available to provide on-site and remote Services to providers. Grants and awards are made available to qualified programs to support their efforts toward quality. The elrc also encourages programs to participate in the child care works (subsidy) program, in order to increase the availability of all types of care in each community.elrcs have provided access to information about these Services under one roof, making it easier for families and providers to access the information they need.csc operates elrcs in region 11: bradford, columbia, luzerne, montour, sullivan and Wyoming counties; region 12: carbon, lackawanna, monroe, pike, susquehanna and wayne counties; region 13: berks and schuylkill counties; region 14: lehigh and northampton counties; and region 16: bucks county.over the course of the past year, csc's elrc's have accomplished the following:-established fully remote temporary operations during the covid-19 pandemic, continuing to offer all Services and supports to families and childcare providers throughout-supported 55 child care programs to increase their star rating level for quality-administered $120 million in child care subsidy funds for over 20,000 children-made over 5,000 Community referrals for families in need of additional services-distributed monthly e-newsletters to child care providers to keep them informed of pertinent system issues/changes and to share information related to quality care-developed and facilitated monthly child care director networking meetings-distributed $4.8 million in grants and awards to support quality and staff retention in child care programs-distributed $2.2 million in rising stars grants to 255 early learning professionals to support their continued education-administered cares act payments totaling $10 million in payments to childcare providers-facilitated multiple regional meetings to support providers around shared service alliances and covid-19 related resources, policies, and practices-participated in multiple state-level meetings and work groups to support the continued development of procedures and practices in elrc's across the state-developed a resources and referral database to support the work of staff in all 5 regions-provided consultative Services and technical assistance to the newly established elrc in region 18
Other preschool programs
Head start/pre-k and early head start of the lehigh valley is our nation's premier provider of developmental and educational Services to pregnant women, babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families who live in poverty and struggle to meet the basic needs of life. We seek out the neediest of families, those at or below 100% of poverty, who without our intervention may not succeed in learning and in life. We provide high quality early education and comprehensive family development Services. Specifically, our mission is to ensure that each child can reach their full potential, is ready for school and that each family is successful. Though Children enter the program well behind their peers, over 85% of head start/pre-k Children exit the program having achieved all of their learning indicators; positioning them for a successful academic future. Eighty-eight (85%) are achieving at or above their age level in math, science and literacy skills. Ninety-five (95%) of pregnant enrollees in early head start delivered a healthy, full term baby!on a daily basis we provide developmental experiences to at least 221 pregnant women, infants and toddlers (early head start) and 1095 (head start/pre-k) preschoolers in conjunction with comprehensive health, nutrition, disability Services and family Services to them as well.this year over 1,300 Children and families received vital early education Services on a variety of schedules. Families participating in the program had monthly group activity opportunities as well as either weekly (early head start) or monthly (hs) home visits.we ensure that each child had all early and preventive health screenings and immunizations, and receives at least 2/3 of their daily nutritional requirements. Ninety-seven percent (97%) of all Children achieved positive health status by obtaining all of their needed screenings, and 95% of Children this year were up to date on all age appropriate immunizations. Oral health is equally significant with 92% of all Children receiving preventive dental care. Twenty-three percent (23%) of head start Children, and 36% of early head start Children had disabilities, yet 100% of these Children with special learning needs received therapeutic intervention. Those Children with health conditions, such as anemia, asthma, vision or failure to thrive were able to receive all needed treatment. We provide transportation Services to over 300 Children daily to and from their classrooms.parents are an integral part of the program, as we work in full partnership. We assist parents to identify their goals for themselves and for their Children, and to reach those goals. This year 99% of parents achieved at least one goal, and 71% of families became actively involved in a family workshop. We provide parent training, parent involvement opportunities, and vital Community linkages to other social service agencies that can benefit the family. Over 1,200 referrals were made to Community providers for emergency assistance, food, housing, domestic violence, and child care assistance. The head start and early head start program has maintained its accreditation status by naeyc and its accreditation by the middle state association commission for grades infant through four. In addition, the head start/early head start program is designated as a program of excellence by the national head start association.

Form 990s for CSC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-13990View PDF
2019-062020-09-03990View PDF
2018-062019-03-15990View PDF
2017-062018-04-10990View PDF
2016-062017-07-24990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Community Services for Children (CSC)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Lehigh Valley Community FoundationProgram Support$208,440
 View purchase optionsDonor Designated for General Support; Program Operating Costs$64,600
 View purchase optionsGeneral Support$11,824
...and 9 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of Health and Human ServicesCHILD CARE & DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT$18,289,510
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...and 36 more federal grants / contracts

Grants made by CSC

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Doylestown HealthKeystone Stars Grant$71,118
Albright CollegeKeystone Stars Grant$33,610
University of ScrantonKeystone Stars Grant$33,300
 View purchase optionsKeystone Stars Grant$31,580
 View purchase optionsKeystone Stars Grant$31,119
...and 69 more grants made

Financials for CSC

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$170,231,240
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$50,748
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$25,808
Net income from fundraising events$-9,943
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$8,636
Total revenues$170,306,489

Personnel at CSC

Paula MargrafCEO and President$174,856
Matthew YenchaVice President, Facilities and Operations$120,013
John PonenteVice President, Finance$130,447
 View purchase optionsVice President, Community Initiatives and Advancement
 View purchase optionsVice President, Development$111,298
...and 12 more key personnel

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1520 Hanover Ave
Allentown, PA 18109
Metro area
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
Lehigh County, PA
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IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
P33: Child Day Care
NAICS code, primary
624110: Child and Youth Services
Parent/child status