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Brockton Day Nursery Inc.

 243 Crescent Street
 Brockton, MA 02302
[P] (508) 588-2700
[F] (508) 559-1496
Lisa Botelho
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EIN 04-2103938

LAST UPDATED: 09/21/2017
Organization DBA Brockton Day Nursery
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No



Mission StatementMORE »

The mission of Brockton Day Nursery is to serve the needs of families and children by providing comprehensive child care and support services. 

Mission Statement

The mission of Brockton Day Nursery is to serve the needs of families and children by providing comprehensive child care and support services. 

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Projected Income $2,485,000.00
Projected Expense $2,346,880.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Early Education and Care
  • Out of School Time Program

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2009 (%)

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Mission Statement

The mission of Brockton Day Nursery is to serve the needs of families and children by providing comprehensive child care and support services. 

Background Statement

Since its inception in1894, Brockton Day Nursery has been committed to serving low income and at-risk children and families within the City of Brockton and seven other local communities . Brockton Day Nursery has set an aggressive goal of serving 245 children daily, ages 6 weeks to 13 years of age, by providing an all-inclusive, well rounded, child development and educational program. In addition, Brockton Day Nursery provides full comprehensive supportive services to at-risk families by partnering with community resource vendors such as Early Intervention, South Bay Mental Health Services, and Community Care Service.


Impact Statement

For over 122 years, Brockton Day Nursery in collaboration with community partners has been committed to ensuring that every child birth to age 13 in Brockton and surrounding communities has equal access to high quality early childhood education leading to the achievement of academic proficiency and becoming productive citizens.

BDN believes that a good start in the formative years of childhood provides children with a lasting foundation for success throughout their lives. BDN serves approximately 380 children annually (245 at a time).

Needs Statement

Family support: The majority of our families are at-risk and low income, so funds are always needed to help subsidize child care costs and assist families with their basic needs.

Capital improvements: We strive to improve the quality of our facility and keep it in excellent condition. Capital improvements would include replacing the vinyl siding on the building and updating our bathroom facilities.
Playground improvements: We have a total of 7 separate playground areas on our property. We have secured funding to improve 5 of these areas, but need additional funding to complete the other 2.
Board members: BDN is always seeking to find committed Board members to assist in the oversight and policy making at BDN.
Classroom materials: We have a consistent need for classroom materials and furniture due to the normal wear and tear of having active children in our classrooms. As well, consumables such as paper, markers, crayons, need to be replenished quite often.

CEO Statement

Brockton Day Nursery was established in 1894 to serve low income families with programs designed to “break the cycle of poverty”. Today, we are a full service Early Education and Out of School Time Care center delivering the highest quality care, fully accredited by state and national agencies, and complemented by social outreach support services to enable family self-sufficiency. Leadership at the local, state and national levels acknowledge the importance of investing in Early Childhood Education and the impact it will have on sustaining our future if we continue to make it a priority.

At Brockton Day Nursery, we believe that all children, especially those living at or below poverty level, should have the opportunity to start school in a quality environment, on equal footing, where they will be equipped to break the cycle of inter-generational poverty through access to the best education. Our teachers provide a happy, loving and stimulating early learning environment which emphasizes the five early childhood developmental domains: cognitive, language, sensory motor, physical and social/emotional. Our students enter and continue their education in the public schools well prepared to do well in all aspects – academically, socially and culturally.

We look to our future and are working to execute a plan that will continue to benefit the community that we serve. Over the next few years, we will:

- Continue to provide an excellent educational environment for students and to address Brockton Day Nursery’s most urgent needs, such as building/facility upkeep; technology/computer upgrades, and capital improvements,

- Continue to provide tuition assistance/access to care for families in need who are low income but do not qualify for state subsidy,

- Provide tuition reimbursement and differentials for those educators who continue to advance their degrees in Education or related fields.

Board Chair Statement


Geographic Area Served


02126, 02186, 02190,02301, 02302, 02333,02341, 02368, 02370, 02375

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Single Organization Support
  2. Education - Preschools
  3. Education - Elementary & Secondary Schools

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Early Education and Care

Brockton Day Nursery's Infant/Toddler Program provides full-day, center-based care for children, ages 4 weeks to 2.9 years. The developmentally appropriate program provides safe and stimulating environments for young children to foster their social emotional, cognitive, language, and physical development. An emphasis is placed on responding to children’s natural cues, providing continuity of care, and building strong and consistent relationships between children, parents, and staff.
The Brockton Day Nursery Preschool program was created for children from 2.9 through 5 years old, the program promotes positive development and prepares children for future success in school. A mixture of creative programming helps children develop skills, confidence, and an enthusiasm for learning. Experiences in language, literacy, computers, math, science, music and art, nutrition, and outdoor play are provided. On-site special events and field trips occur regularly. The curriculum is utilized with a Project Approach and individualization for all children, including support for children with special needs.
Budget  $2,485,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5) At-Risk Populations Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 
Our short term goal for success is to reach the following benchmarks within our group education and care program within the next 12 to 24 months. Those benchmarks are:
1. Achieve a QRIS Level 4 rating by December 2017.
2. Successfully renew our NAEYC accreditation.
3. Continue to improve our teacher quality and education level. Currently, 2 (5%) of our classroom educators hold Bachelor’s degrees and 9 (24%) hold Associate’s degrees. 9 (33%) of our non-degreed educators are currently pursuing a degree in ECE. By 2018, we strive to increase this number to 40%.
4. Actively encourage 30% or more of Brockton Day Nursery non-degreed educators to enroll in an educational program by 2018.
5. Hire educators for open positions who have finished or are currently enrolled in a higher educational program.
6. By 2017, 75% of our students will reach literacy and math benchmarks for their specific age group.
7. All classrooms will achieve a 6 out of 7 rating on the ITERS and ECERS scales consistently.
8. Implement the Teaching Stratgies Gold Assessment in  the infant/toddler classrooms by January 2018.
Program Long-Term Success  Our long term goal for success of the Brockton Day Nursery children is "Early Preparation for a Strong Foundation". The first five years of life is a critical period of rapid development. During this period, children learn through the manipulation of objects, imitations of actions, exploration of the world around them and by experimenting with trial and error. Aligning with an Early Preparation model in conjunction with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks through the Early Childhood Program Standards and Guidelines for Learning, children birth to five at Brockton Day Nursery will be provided quality learning experiences which will lay a strong foundation for all areas of development for a child. This foundation for Early Preparation success will be done by: ·  Working with the public school system to align ourselves with their basic curriculum · Working with our existing educators to enhance their skills set through additional trainings, workshops, and schooling · Working with parents to provide learning resources at home · Working with the public school systems to support a smooth transition into primary school The cumulative gains made in this stage will help children attain their full potential. This will ensure that at the end of preschool, all 5 years olds will have appropriate School Readiness in terms of language, cognitive, socio-emotional and motor development.
Program Success Monitored By 
Child outcomes are measured through our formative assessment process. All children are accessed across the developmental domains 3x each year (4 for infants and children with identified special needs). Currently, Teaching Strategies Gold is used within our preschool program. As outlined in our short term success goals, we will begin to use this assessment in our infant/toddler classrooms as well. Assessment results are used to inform curriculum and develop goals for children. The Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale and Infant/Toddler Environmental Rating Scale are used to assess our classrooms. These nationally used assessment tools measure program quality according to the dimensions of Space and Furnishings, Personal Care Routines, Language-Reasoning, Activities, Interactions, Program Structure, and provisions for Parents and Staff. The Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale is used to assess the quality of the interactions of each individual educator. The Arnett has 26 items that measure emotional tone, discipline style, and responsiveness of the caregiver in the classroom. The NAEYC Accreditation assessment tools, including the observation form, Family Survey, and Teaching staff survey are used to assess program quality as well. We will continue to evolve our program based on the outcomes of assessments. For example, goals for classroom design, educator professional development, and curriculum are developed based on the results of these assessments.
Examples of Program Success 
In 2016, Brockton Day Nursery celebrated 122 years of providing quality Early Education and Care to greater Southeastern Massachusetts. We are well known and respected in the community.  
Brockton Day Nursery is NAEYC Accredited and received QRIS Grants for improvement in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. We also have received the UPK (Universale Pre-Kindegarten) Grant in 2015 and 2016. We partner with the Raising a Reader Program which promotes literacy in the classroom, and with the JumpStart program that provides language and literacy instruction to preschoolers to ensure kindergarten success. Our staff reflect the linguistic and ethnic representation of our students. We also run a multi-language program that facilitates success among dual language learners.

Out of School Time Program

The ASAP (Out of School Time Program) serves children, ages 5 through 13, offering effective and comprehensive programming for children from kindergarten through the 7th grade. Children engage in a wide array of activities to foster positive development: fine arts, literature, computers, math and science, games, and sports. Long-term projects, cultural exploration, and leadership development are also included. Highlights of this program include the Annual BDN Talent Show where our school age children our encouraged to showcase their creativity through art expression. Brockton Day Nursery follows the Brockton Public School System Guidelines are used when developing our programs curriculum. The ASAP (Out of School Time Program) is before and after school during the school year and full day during the summer.
Budget  242,016
Category  Education, General/Other Afterschool Enrichment
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success  Our short term success goals over the next 12 to 24 months are as follows: · Create a Tutoring Academic Program within our Out of School Time program by partnering with local institutes of higher education and the public schools office by 2013. · Create a partnership training program with the public schools to provide workshops, training and public school professional development to the educators of the Out of School Time Program. · Track the success of our program by partnering with the public schools to monitor student’s grades and progress report to see where the strengths and weaknesses lie and what our program can provide as a key to success. · Continue our current partnership with the Plouffe Academy. This is a weekly partnership where upper middle school students visit our program weekly to engage our students in reading and math. · Continue to run a consistent program for students
Program Long-Term Success  In our Out of School Time (ASAP) Program, we are continuing from the early childhood support model through age 8, through smooth transitions into primary school and support for Language and Math during the early years of primary school plays a critical role in a child’s development. It is important to build on the gains made in pre-school by helping children attain basic skills needed for success. This positively impacts a child’s academic record and confidence. We will continue to do this by: · Training our ASAP educators and providing them with activities and materials for basic language and math improvement · Providing remedial and learning enrichment to help the children in the ASAP program achieve basic language and math skills. For ages 8-13 our focus will shift to completing school, in order to do this it is important to develop higher competencies in Language and Math. This will prepare the children who attend our program for advanced Math, Science and Language in middle school or later. We will continue to do this by: · Running higher level support centers inside our program that focus on more advanced competencies in language and math · Training our ASAP educators on better teaching methods to improve the higher level skills in language and math. This component will ensure that every child who attends our program demonstrates un-simplified text comprehension and story writing in language and understands shapes, measurement and fractions in math. During our summer program we will continue to provide students with an aggressive academic schedule to key in on what they have learned in the previous school year and to prevent summer learning loss.
Program Success Monitored By 

The success of the Out of School Time (ASAP) program ismonitored through assessment, survey and reports and through each individualstudents progress. We use the followingmetrics to measure achievement:

·        Student progress reports three times annually

·        SACHERS, a self-rating tool

·        APAS is used to measure the success of theprogram at the beginning of the school year and towards the end. This enables us to set goals of achievementand to monitor the goals. 

·        SAYO -T is an assessment the students of ourprogram use to rate their overall experience within the ASAP program

·        Each year we host a Family Survey Breakfast tomonitor parent’s overview and thoughts of the program. 

·        ARNETTS teacher assessments

Examples of Program Success 

·        30% of students enrolled in the ASAP programstarted as infants or toddlers in the Brockton Day Nursery Early Education andcare program.

·        We individualize our program to each child’slevel or learning, providing one on one support and mentoring.

·        Each year 1 to 2 students from our program ouraccepted into the Brockton Public Schools Talented and Gifted Academic Program

·        Enhanced Math, Science and Academic Enrichmenttools were recently purchased through QRIS grant monies

·        The ASAP Site Coordinator and two ASAP educatorscompleted the National Institute of Out Of School Time APAS Training Program

·        Our Site Coordinator recently completed the OSTSystems-Building in a New Age of Education Reform as well as Afterschool ProgramAssessment System Training.

·        Our staff reflects the linguistic and ethnicrepresentation of our students. We alsorun a multi-language program that facilitates success among dual languagelearners. 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Ms. Lisa Botelho
CEO Term Start Jan 2016
CEO Email
CEO Experience Lisa Botelho has been in the field of education for over 20 years and began her career as a preschool teacher, then moved on to administration. She has  worked for Head Start, Early Intervention and the Fall River Public School system. Lisa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Biology from Roger Williams University and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College.
Co-CEO Ms. Benita Smith
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email
Co-CEO Experience Benita Smith is the Assistant Director of Brockton Day Nursery.  Prior to becoming Assistant Director, Ms. Smith was an Assistant Teacher, a Teacher, the Program Coordinator, as well as School-Age Director.  Benita holds an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Massasoit Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Eastern Nazarene College, and a Master’s Degree in Management from Eastern Nazarene College.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Mr. Tom Donahue Administrator Tom Donahue is the Administrator of Brockton Day Nursery. Prior to assuming this role, he was an active board member of BDN for eight years. Tom is a retired Brockton Police Officer having spent many years as a Community Police Officer assigned to the Brockton Housing Authority. He holds a Master Degree in Public Administration and Criminal Justice from Suffolk University.
Mrs. Patricia Dorelien Supportive Severices Manager Patricia Dorelien is the Support/Social Services Coordinator at Brockton Day Nursery. BDN is one of the largest Child Care Center in the Brockton area, serving 245 children daily aging from infancy to school age. As the Support/Social Services Coordinator she work very closely with the Department of Children and Families to provide ongoing support to at risk children and their families in the community. Patricia holds a B.A in Early Education & Care/ Family Study from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has over 15 years of experience in the Child Care field.
Ms. Sharon Fayette Education Director Sharon Fayette began working with young children as a teacher and has been an Education Director for 25 years. She is certified to teach Infant/Toddler and Preschool children. Sharon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, with a minor in Education, and a Master’s Degree in Education.
Ms. Debra Shipman Billing Manager
Currently, Debbie Shipman is the Funding Coordinator/Billing Specialist for Brockton Day Nursery.  She is responsible for all of the billing to the Commonwealth of Mass along with private paying families.   She has been employed with Brockton Day Nursery since 1976.   After holding the position of Lead Teacher for ten years in a preschool classroom of  eighteen children, Debbie was promoted to her current position. 
She works closely with the parents of young children to assist them in obtaining various types of funding and is also responsible for assisting with the enrollment process at Brockton Day Nursery. 
Mrs. Benita Smith Assistant Director Benita Smith is the Assistant Director of Brockton Day Nursery an early childhood education center. Specializing in serving the needs of families, and children by providing comprehensive day care and support services. Prior to Assistant Director, Ms. Smith has been Assistant Teacher, Teacher, Program Coordinator, as well as School-Age Director. Benita holds an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Massasoit Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Eastern Nazarene College, and a Master’s Degree in Management from Eastern Nazarene College.


Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliation Year
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Associated Grant Makers --
United Way Member Agency --
Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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The Justice Resource Institute
South Bay Mental Health
Associates for Human Services
Self-Help Head Start

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 53
Number of Part Time Staff 17
Number of Volunteers 30
Number of Contract Staff 10
Staff Retention Rate % 96%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 13
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 27
Hispanic/Latino: 9
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 21
Other (if specified): Haitian Creole (3), Cape Verdean Creole (5), Multi Racial(13)
Gender Female: 64
Male: 6
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Exempt
State Registration No

Risk Management Provisions


Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Semi-Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually


Board Chair n/a n/a n/a
Board Chair Company Affiliation n/a
Board Chair Term Jan 1984 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Shaynah Barnes Brockton City Council Voting
Mr. Steve Geller Brighton Horizons Family Solutions Voting
Mr. Raymond Henningson Jr. Brockton School Committee Voting
Mr. Mark Linde Brockton Community Access Voting
Ms. Marian McGrath Esq. Alan Gray, Inc. Voting
Mrs. Linda Milne Brockton Housing Authority Voting
Ms. Aida Monteiro Mutual Bank Voting
Dr. Paul Schribier Retired Doctor Voting
Mr. Jim Smith Rockland Trust Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 5
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 4
Male: 5
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 4
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2009 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Projected Income $2,485,000.00
Projected Expense $2,346,880.00
Form 990s

2011 Form 990

2010 Form 990

2009 Form 990

Audit Documents

2011 Audited Financials

2010 Audited Financials

2009 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Total Revenue $2,816,548 $2,586,082 $2,466,621
Total Expenses $2,621,118 $2,626,938 $2,683,016

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$29,317 $2,481 $19,003
Government Contributions $1,439,338 $1,431,994 $1,464,914
    Federal -- -- --
    State $1,439,338 $1,431,994 $1,464,914
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $23,404 $28,922 $19,616
Indirect Public Support $13,535 $17,712 $15,000
Earned Revenue $1,054,726 $1,038,910 $1,138,556
Investment Income, Net of Losses $124,501 $66,063 $-19,164
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $131,727 -- $-171,304

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Program Expense $2,244,129 $2,244,269 $2,285,886
Administration Expense $357,747 $354,808 $365,926
Fundraising Expense $19,242 $27,861 $31,204
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.07 0.98 0.92
Program Expense/Total Expenses 86% 85% 85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 1% 2% 2%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Total Assets $2,677,499 $2,522,863 $2,460,168
Current Assets $500,959 $547,488 $848,834
Long-Term Liabilities $207,667 $220,871 $233,154
Current Liabilities $272,624 $300,214 $221,017
Total Net Assets $2,197,208 $2,001,778 $2,005,997

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value $590,330.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.84 1.82 3.84

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 8% 9% 9%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's audited financials.


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.


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