EIN 83-2864497

Tools of the Mind

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Tools of the Mind applies developmental theory-based principles of learning to early childhood education, aiming to help all children learn and develop to their full potential. Through a research-based early childhood model, which combines teacher professional development with a comprehensive innovative curriculum, young children are assisted in developing their cognitive, social-emotional, self-regulatory, and foundational academic skills.
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Program areas at Tools of the Mind

Tools of the Mind is a research-based early childhood model combining teacher professional development with a comprehensive innovative curriculum that helps young children to develop the cognitive, social-emotional, self-regulatory, and foundational academic skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. Tools of the Mind is designed to support the development of all young children. Tools currently serves over 40,000 children in prek and k classrooms that run the gamut from small rural school districts, to large urban districts; from charter schools to publicly funded programs serving children from low-resource families. Tools of the Mind gives teachers the Tools to ensure every child becomes a successful learner, developing the underlying cognitive, social and emotional skills needed to reach his or her highest potential.

Who funds Tools of the Mind

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Merle Chambers FundGeneral Support (Multi-Year)$25,000
AmazonSmile FoundationGeneral Support$22

Personnel at Tools of the Mind

Barb Wilder-SmithExecutive Director and Co - Developer
Barbara Wilder-SmithSecretary and Executive Director$140,382
Oliver Saunders WilderDirector of Technology$131,130
Moira RodgersDirector of Partnership and Business Development$117,932
Megan SpacciapoliDirector of Eval$111,307
...and 8 more key personnel

Financials for Tools of the Mind

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,840,093
Program services$2,788,098
Investment income and dividends$13,231
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$5,096
Total revenues$4,646,518

Form 990s for Tools of the Mind

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-11990View PDF
2020-062021-05-25990View PDF
2019-062021-05-07990View PDF

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Data update history
July 6, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
June 30, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
May 17, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
May 13, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $25,000 from Merle Chambers Fund
March 27, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
Nonprofit Types
ReligiousChristianNational levelReceives government fundingTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 829
Shirley, MA 01464
Metro area
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
Middlesex County, MA
Website URL
(617) 758-8857
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
X20: Christian
NAICS code, primary
6116: Other Schools and Instruction
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