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Highland Children’s House

Total Qualifying Score: 4
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: Above $3 million or below $100,000 – 0 (Last Fiscal Year Actual Income)
Q8. Restricted Reserves: No – 1
Q9. CARES Act Funding: Yes – 0
Q13. Participation by Executive: Yes


Highland Children’s House
Monterey, Highland County, Virginia 24465

County (ARC Region) Highland
State (ARC Region) Virginia


Q1. Mission:

The mission of Highland Children’s House is to provide quality childcare for working families in Highland County.

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

Highland Children’s House increases the education, knowledge, skills and health or residents though staff training, providing early childho0d education and a full service meal program.  Childcare strengthens the economy by allowing parents to seek and maintain gainful employment.  Having a reliable child care service gives Highland employers a recruiting tool to attract qualified staff with young children, thereby creating jobs, strengthening the county financially, and bolstering school enrollment!


Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: No

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 4/2 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 3/0 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $155,277/$172,645

Q6. Fiscal Year: Calendar

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $67,468 / $49,560

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $155,277 / $172,645

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

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): Yes ($3,400)
Received From: Department of Social Services   Date Received: July 2019
For What Purpose(s): Operating Expences

Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

COVID-19 significantly reduced our enrollment, caused us to close for one month and restricted our enrollment when we reopened.

Q11. Top Three Concerns:
Are our precautions enough.
Will we be able to stay open.
Will we raise enough funds to make up for our loss in enrollemnt.

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

Short and long term financial planning.


Q12. Applying as a Proposed Cohort? Yes

List of Organizations in Proposed Cohort:
The Highland Center

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

Q14. Top Two Choices for Cohort Instruction:

Course #1 Choice: 1-Fundraising

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

Q15. Desired Course Schedule for Cohort Instruction:

#1 Desired Course Schedule: 1-Winter 2021 A: 5-Week Course (Jan. 25, 2021 – Feb. 28, 2021)

#2 Desired Course Schedule: 2-Winter 2021 A: 5-Week Course (Jan. 25, 2021 – Feb. 28, 2021)


Name: Callie Shaw Smith Smith, Director

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

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