Like all effective nonprofit organizations, ReadyKids regularly evaluates our impact on the community.
We collect data using a custom-built Performance Measurement System to measure not only the demographics and expenditures of our programs, but also their efficiency, quality and effectiveness. Using standardized tools like the Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ®-3) and the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS), ReadyKids measures each participant’s progress toward quality early learning experiences and positive family relationships. Our data enables us to assess our programs and helps to inform future decisions around program adjustments and service enhancements.
Check out our most up-to-date metrics below.
Inside Out Counseling provides trauma counseling primarily in-person to kids ages 2-18. At the beginning of 2022, the waitlist was temporarily closed when the community demand for counseling outpaced our ability to provide services. Our waitlist is now open following the onboarding of new counselors and Masters-level interns. In FY22, the cost per beneficiary was $1,529.
|Counseling (primary victims)||247||250||248|
The Teen Counseling Program provides short-term intensive counseling services to teens and their families. TCP continues to see an increase in referrals and in the intensity and complexity of behaviors in teens, as well as an increase in teens that identify as LBGTQ+. The 24/7 teen crisis hotline saw a 20% increase in calls. In FY22, the cost per beneficiary was $397.
|Crisis Hotline (calls)||209||165||146|
|Counseling (teens & guardians)||129||176||215|
ReadySteps provides in-person and virtual early learning playgroups in English and Spanish in various communities in Charlottesville and Albemarle. Starting in September 2022, the program will provide all in-person playgroups in Southwood, Friendship Court, City of Promise, and Church of the Incarnation. In FY22, the cost per beneficiary was $1,606.
Growing Minds provides quality improvement activities for child care providers including coaching, training, technical assistance, and consultation. The program has undergone changes and narrowed its reach of participants in response to the Virginia Department of Education’s transition to Ready Regions. With these changes comes a restructuring of activities and a focus on providing programmatic services to centers and family day homes that take subsidies. In FY22, the cost per beneficiary was $479.
STAR Kids provides lessons that teach social-emotional development and problem-solving skills. Enrollment fluctuates depending on local Head Start and Barrett Early Learning Center enrollment capacity. STAR Kids returned to in-person lessons in classrooms, but remained prepared to adapt if classrooms shut down due to COVID outbreaks. When classes were virtual, STAR Kids video lessons were provided. In FY22, the cost per participant was $368.
Healthy Families provides children ages 0–5 and their parents with comprehensive family support through in-person visits, phone, text, and video calls. Programming is offered in English, Spanish, Dari, and Pashto. Healthy Families’ ability to provide programming increased with the addition of a bilingual mental health intern and expansion into Nelson County. Throughout the year, the program maintained the same level of participants. We continue to partner with Child Health Partnership to provide in-home mental health counseling for parents with depression, anxiety, and complex trauma history. In FY22, the cost per beneficiary was $3,109.
|Home Visiting (mothers)||51||52||70|
|Home Visiting (children)||140||90||103|
REAL Dads provides coaching to fathers who want to build strong, secure relationships with their families. The Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Jail in-house programming remains suspended due to COVID. However, as COVID restrictions were lifted, we were able to attend more outreach events and increase our engagement with the community. In FY22, the cost per beneficiary was $2,459.
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