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2017-2018 ANNUAL IMPACT REPORT STUDENT GROWTH Every year we see so many “milestones and miracles” with our students. Here are just a few: E A R L Y INTERVENTION By Jessica Mardis Director of Operations “A treatment method or an educational method that will work for one child may not work for another child. The one common denominator for all of the young children is that early intervention does work, and it seems to improve the prognosis.” Temple Grandin COMMUNITY IMPACT Every year we have the blessing to work with so many wonderful volunteers, donors, parents, and supporters. Here are just some of the ways everyone has made an impact: FISCAL YEAR JUNE 30, 2017 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION 2018 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES 2018 Revenues Contributions Fund-raising Events, net Donated Materials and Services Other Income Net Assets released from restrictions Total Revenue $ 836,368 1,359,320 15,595 75,658 351,220 2,638,161 Expenses Program Management and general Fund-raising Total expenses Increase in unrestricted net assets 2,450,660 274,127 178,992 (A) Primarily includes Capital Campaign Contributions 2,903,779 (265,618) 3,494,597 66,000 16,855 15,811,958 $ 19,389,410 Current Liabilities 42,630 Total Liabilities 42,630 NET ASSETS 1,219,001 (351,220) $ LIABILITIES TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED NET ASSETS Contributions (A) Net assets released from restrictions Decrease in temp restricted net assets Decrease in total net assets Cash & Certificates of Deposit Pledges Receivable Prepaid Expenses & Other Assets Net Property, Plant & Equipment Total Assets $ 867,781 602,163 Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted Permanently Restricted Total Net Assets Total Liabilities and net assets 16,781,700 2,449,220 115,860 19,346,780 $ 19,389,410 The Little Light House, from its foundation, has believed that early intervention is the critical key for improving the quality of life for children with special needs. Early Intervention (EI) is a term to describe services and supports that are available to babies and young children. EI is critical for children with developmental delays and their families, because it can have a significant impact on a child’s ability to learn new skills and overcome challenges. It can increase success in school and life according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2018). With a newly expanded space, LLH has the opportunity to instate new programs to meet the time-sensitive demand for early intervention. We know the early years of life (0-3 yrs) are a foundation for later learning, as this is the time when 85% of the brain’s core structure is formed. We also know that love, hope, strong community, and support for the entire family are foundational when raising kids. LLH is committed to reach more children at the earliest age possible while empowering and providing families with support and resources to help their child and maintain a healthy family unit. The Little Light House Family Learning Center has created an innovative curriculum to meet the needs of children birth-36 months and their families while on the waiting list. Small classes where both child and parent attend focus on one-on-one teaching with the parent as the teacher. The Little Light House early childhood specialists guide parents into meaningful interactions with their child that build developmental skills. Activities to enhance social and play skills, communication and independence were highlighted in the first session consisting of ten classes. EI Parent Jennifer Amstutz commented, “Our family is so thankful to have the opportunity to be a part of the pilot program of Early Intervention at Little Light House. It has been so helpful to learn new approaches and tools to use in communication and making everyday play and activities into an environment to foster growth and development for our child.” 8 | THE BEACON