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My Place: A Play and Learning Center

Total Qualifying Score: 10
County (ARC Region): Yes
State (ARC Region): Yes
Q3. IRS Status: Nonprofit – 2
Q4. Parent Entity: No – 1
Q5. 2 or More Full-Time Employees : Yes (as of 12/31/2019)
Q7. Budget Level: $250,001 to $1.5 million – 5 (Last Fiscal Year Actual Income)
Q8. Restricted Reserves: No – 1
Q9. CARES Act Funding: No – 1
Q13. Participation by Executive: Yes


My Place: A Play and Learning Center
Montour Falls, Schuyler County, New York 14865

County (ARC Region) Schuyler
State (ARC Region) New York


Q1. Mission:

To be the pillar of childcare in Schuyler County by providing children and
families with quality care and educational experiences.

Q2. How organization aligns with ARC’s Plan & Goals:

We strive to provide quality child care to working families in Schuyler County so they can continue pursing professional or educational goals to enhance Schuyler County’s economic growth. 

Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: No

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 9/1 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 15/3 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $508022/$585741

Q6. Fiscal Year: October-September

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $341690 / $451907

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $508022 / $585741

Balance Sheet

Q8. Restricted Reserves (Amount): No ($)

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): No ($)
Received From:   Date Received:
For What Purpose(s):

Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

Our center had to close our doors for a few months in Spring 2020.  When we reopened our enrollment was low.  We have had significantly more staff turn over as many people have conflicting schedules with families or live with individuals in a high risk category.  

We operated a before and after school program located in the public school, which shut its doors when schools closed.  We were unable to reopen this school year because the school could not spare the space that we used due to their new restrictions.  


Q11. Top Three Concerns:
We are moving into a new space February 2021. Will we generate enough income to pay for this?
Our staff members are exhausted and worked closely with small children and families. How do we keep them from becoming ill?
Employee recruitment efforts have not been fruitful. How can we find people who are willing to reenter the workforce?

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

We are looking for connection and inspiration.  We are the only licensed child care center in the county and without reliable childcare families may have to travel to other communities for employment since they would need to go there for childcare anyway. 

We are looking for ways to strengthen our workforce through training opportunities and career growth to retain staff and give the center consistency.  


Q12. Applying as a Proposed Cohort? No

Q13. Executive Director or CEO Will Participate in the Program? Yes

Q14. Top Two Choices for Cohort Instruction:

Course #1 Choice: 1-Mission & Operations

Course #2 Choice: 2-Long-term Financial Management

Q15. Desired Course Schedule for Cohort Instruction:

#1 Desired Course Schedule: 1-Fall 2020: 11-Week Course (Nov. 9, 2020 -Jan. 24, 2021)

#2 Desired Course Schedule: 2-Fall 2020: 6-Week Course (Nov. 9, 2020 – Dec. 18, 2020)


Name: Kristine Morseman, Executive Director

Application Approved by Organization Director or CEO? Yes, Approved by Executive Director/CEO

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