SPECTRUMInfant and Toddler Montessories  “Early Childhood Education Centers of Excellence”
Introduction and Exploration
Table of Contents                                            PageWhy                                         4Mission & Vi...
WHY                                           “Early Childhood Education Centers of Excellence”There is a gross shortage o...
Mission                                         “Early Childhood Education Centers of Excellence”Spectrum Infant and Toddl...
History                                        “Early Childhood Education Centers of Excellence”Founded in July 2009 our p...
History cont.                                             “Early Childhood Education Centers of Excellence”Four years late...
“Early Childhood Education Centers of Excellence”After visiting numerous centers to learn about their finances and operati...
Our Plan                                              “Early Childhood Education Centers of Excellence”               Spec...
Community Awareness & Support                                            “Early Childhood Education Centers of Excellence”...
Early Experiences Matter                                             “Early Childhood Education Centers of Excellence”Emot...
We Need Your Support TodayIn Order To Build A Better Tomorrow!                                       12
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Nationwide only 5% of child care center capacity is for infants & toddlers. Our governments solution to the problem is licensed family child care homes is failing misserably, see the National Association of Resource & Referral Agency Report "Leaving Childcare to Chance" on the state of licensed family child care homes in the US. Women are failing to develop their careers, according to Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook "women start falling off their career track the minute she has a child's. On-site child care will not work for most employers so is not going to have a wide impact. Yvon Chouinard, CEO Patogonia, Author of 'The Responsible COmpany" quote "For every woman who does not leave my workforce when she has a baby we save $50,000". Our Solution = NEAR SITE - NON PROFIT - TRUE WORKFORCE SOLUTION CENTERS. We need your help to make our vision a reality. You can make tomorrows workforce better & you can give these children the quality of care they deserve. Make a donation today www.SpectrumMontessories.com

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  1. 1. SPECTRUMInfant and Toddler Montessories “Early Childhood Education Centers of Excellence”
  2. 2. Introduction and Exploration
  3. 3. Table of Contents PageWhy 4Mission & Vision 5History 6Spectrum Infant and Toddler Montessories 8Our Plan 9Community Awareness & Support 10Key Components 11
  4. 4. WHY “Early Childhood Education Centers of Excellence”There is a gross shortage of capacity in child care centers to service theneeds of infants and toddlers, limiting child care options for workingfamilies with children ages 6 weeks to preschool• There is a shortfall of 17,592 licensed infant spaces in Orange County• Only 5% of child care center capacity is for this age group nationwide 4
  5. 5. Mission “Early Childhood Education Centers of Excellence”Spectrum Infant and Toddler Montessories mission is to provide safe, highquality care that is developmentally focused for working families servingtheir childrens needs from 6 weeks through preschoolVision• 4 child care centers in the next 10 years• Each center will serve 160 children• 50% of enrollment will be for infants and toddlers• Each center will operate sustainably 5
  6. 6. History “Early Childhood Education Centers of Excellence”Founded in July 2009 our passion for the advocacy of quality child carestemmed from the physical abuse of one of the children in a licensedfamily child care home.The provider who admitted she tied a 2- year-old to a highchair and lefther for hours in a dark closet was sentenced to four years probation, paythousands of dollars in fines, serve 1,200 hours of community service andordered to give up her child care license.Our founder, Miss Kelly along with Assemblyman Todd Spitzer fought forlegislation requiring licensed child care providers to carry liabilityinsurance. Under current law, providers do not need to have liabilityinsurance for the children in their care, a loophole Assemblyman ToddSpitzer found unconscionable. 6
  7. 7. History cont. “Early Childhood Education Centers of Excellence”Four years later, at the suggestion of Patricia Miller, Director of Childtime ChildCare Center, Irvine; Miss Kelly interviewed with the Irvine Child Care Co-ordinationCommittee for a parent position on their committee.Although The Irvine Child Care Co-ordination Committee were working hard toimprove the quality of child care. They had to work with the providers already inthe market and there was not much they could do as the for profit companieshave dominated the childcare industry catering to the most profitable age groupsand serving the more affluent families. 7
  8. 8. “Early Childhood Education Centers of Excellence”After visiting numerous centers to learn about their finances and operations, ourfounder came up with the business model which demonstrates the core values ofour programs for Spectrum Infant and Toddler Montessories :• Will provide a quality program• Will be one that parents would feel safe leaving their children with• Will be one that businesses would feel great supporting• Will be one that board members and volunteers would be proud to be a part of... 8
  9. 9. Our Plan “Early Childhood Education Centers of Excellence” Spectrum Infant and Toddler Montessories 501(C)3 Capital Campaign for the facilities: Individual Donations, Corporate Donations & sponsorships $10 million Real Estate Investor LLC LLC Purchases Land on Condition our CUP is approved $10 million City Planners Prioritize our Conditional Use Permit 9
  10. 10. Community Awareness & Support “Early Childhood Education Centers of Excellence”Community Awareness: • Educating the community on the severe shortage of capacity for infants and toddlers in child care centers • Educating the community on why this problem exists • Educating the community on our plan & show how we will build a sustainable operationCommunity Support: Our capital campaign relies on bringing together government, businesses, and individuals to purchase land, finance the building of our facilities and equip our classrooms with age appropriate furniture, teaching tools & supplies 10
  11. 11. Early Experiences Matter “Early Childhood Education Centers of Excellence”Emotional health and social competence provide a solid foundation for emergingcognitive abilities, and together they are the “bricks and mortar that comprise thefoundation of human development” 11
  12. 12. We Need Your Support TodayIn Order To Build A Better Tomorrow! 12
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