Annual Report 2021-22
Letter from the Executive Director
Transforming lives begins with a first step.
Paul F. Scott
Every story begins, well, at the beginning. Here at CDR, every story starts with a first step. For a child the first step may be an important assessment to diagnose developmental delays. Or maybe the first step is receiving specialized therapies in the child’s home or the chance to learn in a safe and nurturing environment. For parents, the first step may be receiving parenting support and education from someone they trust.
With your support, CDR has accomplished a great deal this past year, in spite of the challenges faced by most non-profits in the post-Covid world. The accomplishments of the CDR staff and the families they serve are truly amazing, and we tell many of their stories in this publication.
This past year, thanks to friends like you, CDR provided services to more than 1,200 local children and their families facing a range of challenges. Through its expert training staff, CDR extended its reach across Virginia by offering early childcare providers the consultation, mentoring, instruction, and linkages they need to provide the best possible care to their children.
The stories in this report remind us all what it means for a toddler or young child to walk or talk for the first time. And how much a family is changed when a parent learns how to be their child’s first and best teacher.
And the ripple effect that’s created when childcare providers across the state learn new techniques and strategies to bring the best possible care to the families they serve.
As you read this along with other members of CDR’s ever-growing community, I hope you will join me in celebrating CDR’s achievements and those of the children and families we serve. We know we couldn’t do it without you. From the CDR staff, board, and volunteers, and from the families we serve — thank you. We hope you will continue to support CDR’s important work by making gifts, volunteering, and joining us at our community events. Together, let’s continue to transform lives, one step at a time.
Paul F. Scott, Executive Director
2021-2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Leigh Houghland, Chair
Alex B. Hutcherson II, Vice-Chair
Eddie Robinson, Treasurer
Virginia McLaughlin, Secretary
Robert C. Canfield
Elizabeth M. Emerson
Rita J. Francavilla
Sarah R. Houghland
Sarah Kuehl Johnson
Pamela J. Penny
A. Vaughn Poller
Marc B. Sharp
Mary Ann Sleece
Georgia Ann Tetrault
I Had Help at Every Turn
The single mom of three young children, Amber Walling turned to CDR for help when she had questions about her children’s development and important milestones.
“Both my girls were tongue tied when they were born and needed speech therapy,” said Amber. “If we hadn’t received services from CDR’s speech therapists, I don’t know where they would be now.”
I’m Learning How to Be a Dad
Being a parent doesn’t always come naturally. For Robert Batts, learning how to be a father meant realizing that finding help and direction from others wasn’t a weakness but a strength.
“Finding help doesn’t mean something is wrong,” said Robert. “I had to admit that I didn’t know everything I needed to know to be a dad.”
CDR Empowered Me
Pregnancy can be an exciting time for a new mom, especially when she’s carrying twins. One day at church while Jackie Waters was expecting her twins, Olivia and Harry, she learned about CDR’s Motherhood program. Before long she was attending infant massage classes as well as the post-partum support group.
Thank you for helping CDR serve children and their families for the past 55 years!
CDR’s impact is possible because of the generosity of the entire community. Individuals, local corporations, civic organizations, and foundations help CDR provide the support and early intervention services needed, right here in Williamsburg, James City County, York County, and Poquoson. Each and every gift — whether it is cash, a stock transfer, recurring gift, in-kind donation, pledged gift for future payment, an estate gift/bequest, or grant from a family foundation or other source — is a commitment to improving the lives of children and families. You make a difference in the life of so many children when you partner with CDR by making a gift.
In Kind Gifts
Total number of children and families who received services:
Central Point of Entry =
Parents as Teachers
Adults = 68
Children 0-6 = 98
Early Head Start = 188 children
Pregnant women = 28
Child Development Center at Griffin Yeates = 21
Child Development Center at Lafayette High School = 23
Home based = 116
Infant & Parent Program = 546 children
Number enrolled = 470
but not enrolled = 76
Motherhood Parents = 100
Babies = 77
Other Services = 122
Total Count = 1,199
I Knew I Needed Support
When Naomi Kennedy was pregnant with her daughter, Callaway, she thought a lot about being a new parent and worried about her inexperience.
“I understood I needed connection with other moms and that my baby needed me to have a healthy mindset,” said Kennedy.
Cultivating Excellence in Early Childhood Education
At a busy early childcare center, finding the time for teachers’ and staff members’ professional development can be a huge challenge.
“A lot of our staff have been teaching for ten or even twenty years,” said Zamora Logan, the training and curriculum specialist at Bettye Cobb Child Development Center. “It can be difficult to find training programs that my staff hasn’t seen before.”
When Zamora and her staff learned about the Virginia Infant & Toddler Specialist Network (VA ITSN), they knew they had found something special.
“This is a service that is not intrusive,” said Zamora. “The network works with the teachers to improve their skills and build strong and practical knowledge of how children grow, learn, and develop.”
Zamora’s staff worked side-by-side with VA ITSN consultants to learn how to cultivate language in young children and how to help them handle social and emotional situations. One-on-one coaching inspired the teachers to improve their engagement with their children, to test theories, and to set goals in the classroom.
I can actually tell a difference when I observe teachers who’ve had training from VA ITSN and teachers who haven’t.
“It really gave the instructors the confidence that they needed,” said Zamora. In the end, Zamora said, it’s the children who benefit the most from teachers who are well-trained.
Served 106 infants and toddlers at childcare programs and family day homes throughout the Commonwealth during the pilot of LENA Grow program.
Launched a new website to provide quick, user-friendly navigation and functionalities for childcare providers searching for information and resources.
Drew more than 700 registered participants to the VA ITSN LENA Grow program to learn about language development.
CDR, a private, non-profit agency, strives to inspire and empower children, families, and early childhood professionals to reach their full potential, whatever their challenges.
Financial Results for 2021-2022
Year Ended 6/30/22
Children’s Services Revenue
|Contributions and Gifts||$126,045|
|Grants — Private,
|Grants — Federal||$1,744,221|
|Grants — State and Local||$1,362,695|
|Contracts and Fee||$724,015|
|Donations — In Kind||$178,124|
|Contributions and Gifts||$500|
|Grants — Federal||$612,851|
|Grants — State and Local||$4,653,343|
|Contracts and Fees||$13,695|
|Contributions and Gifts*||$1,766,988|
|Grants — Private,
|Grants — Federal||$2,357,072|
|Grants — State and Local||$6,016,038|
|Contracts and Fee||$738,945|
|Donations — In Kind||$178,124|
Children’s Services Expenses
|Central Point of Entry||$86,209|
|Child Abuse Prevention||$50,395|
|Early Head Start||$1,877,613|
|Early Learning Center Childcare||$11,870|
|Infant & Parent Program||$1,589,935|
|Maternal, Infant, and
Early Childhood Home Visiting
|Parents as Teachers||$211,516|
|Infant Toddler Specialist Network||$4,477,150|
|Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants||$221,065|
|Fundraising & Institutional Investment||$455,047|
* Includes Fund for Children and Endowment gifts **Before transfer between programs ***Net of indirect costs
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Child Development Resources
150 Point O’Woods Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Mail Address: P.O. Box 280, Norge, VA 23127
Training Department/Center for Professional Development
210 Packets Court, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Early Learning Center
Griffin-Yeates Learning Center
1490 Government Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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