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The Children's Institute

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The Children's Institute is a remedial reading organization based in Portland, OR that was founded in 2003. As of 2019 they had $9.0 million in revenue and $10 million in assets.

The Children's Institute is dedicated to improving the odds for Oregon's at-risk children. We are moving research to action by promoting cost-effective public and private investments in early childhood programs.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: The Campbell Institute.

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Program areas at The Children's Institute

Advocating for kindergarten readiness - because The early years are crucial for brain development, ci focuses on advocating for increased access to high quality early learning programs for low-income young children, including home visiting, parenting education and supports, early intervention, relief nurseries, child care, and preschool. We recognize that ci cannot accomplish this goal alone, so we work to engage communities of color and rural communities to collaboratively create advocacy agendas and strategies that reflect local priorities. To help raise awareness of early learning issues among policymakers and The public, we use a variety of digital communications products, such as videos, podcasts, and blog posts.

Ensuring healthy development - low-income families and families of color experience socially determined health disparities that require attentive care from health care providers. While low-income children have health insurance through medicaid, they are not necessarily receiving The preventive services necessary to reach developmental milestones. Ci convened a technical work group and developed recommendations for a quality metric to incent Oregon's health care delivery system to better address The health determinants of kindergarten readiness. In addition, ci is investigating whether making strong connections between early health and early learning in our two early works communities is an efffective policy strategy to improve child and family outcomes.

Supporting third grade success - research has shown The benefits of high-quality early childhood education, but those early learning gains will not be sustained through third grade without support from k-12 schools, communities, and families. Our two early works sites are tangible proof points that show policymakers what is possible when children and families have access to a community school with on-site early learning and health supports. We are also helping local communities develop comprehensive plans to address The complex social factors that prevent children from reading by third grade. In our early school success project, we work in-depth with school districts to align instruction and professional development between early learning providers and elementary schools.

Form 990s for The Children's Institute

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jul 5, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Aug 23, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Aug 10, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Jan 10, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Aug 4, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for The Children's Institute

Total grants, contributions, etc.$9,006,918
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$34,662
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$9,041,580

Vendors for The Children's Institute

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Salsa LabsAdvocacy software; Fundraising software; Marketing software2020-02-28
█████████ ████████Software2020-02-28
█████████Content management system software2020-02-25
███████ ███████ ███ ███████ ██Tax accounting2019-07-05

Personnel at The Children's Institute

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Swati AdarkarChief Executive Officer$226,050July 5, 2019
Carole ShellhartDirector of Finance and Op$98,102Dec. 31, 2018
█████ █████National Director of Research and Strategic Impact, Friends of the Children$0Dec. 31, 2018
████ ███████Board Chair | President, Econorthwest$0Sept. 4, 2020
██████ ███████Vice Chair | Children's Advocate$0Sept. 4, 2020
███ ████████Secretary$0Sept. 4, 2020
█████ ███████████Treasurer | Ihr$0Sept. 4, 2020
████ █████Past Chief Executive Officer$107,628Aug. 10, 2017

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