Our Federal EIN is 91-2160074
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
To improve the quality of early care and education in the greater Spokane region.
Blueprints for Learning is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization working to increase the quality of child care and early learning in the Spokane community. We are governed by our 12 member volunteer board and are supported by an administrative staff of two. Our Federal EIN is 91-2160074.
Blueprints for Learning was established in 2002 when Community and Saranac Building redeveloper Jim Sheehan collaborated with Lynne Sanders (read more about Lynne on the Community Building’s website) to create an on-site child care facility to serve the families working in the Community and Saranac buildings. In addition to the Community Building Children’s Center, Lynne simultaneously established the Child Care Training Institute. Anita Morgan succeeded Lynne as CBCC program director as well as Executive Director of Blueprints for Learning in 2004.
The Community Building Children’s Center offers full-day, year round early care and education for children ages 12 months through 5 years. We have a staff of passionate, experienced, and well-educated child care teachers. We are the only Reggio Emilia inspired school in the Spokane area. We provide exceptional teaching and an environment where children are encouraged to thrive and grow through their early learning experience.
Our Child Care Training Institute provides focused educational and support services to the greater Spokane community of child care providers through three channels. Our staff are Department of Early Learning approved trainers. We are an approved State Training and Registry System (S.T.A.R.S) Agency, an approved Child Development Associate (CDA) Center, and an approved Consultant for the Northeast Washington Educational School District 101 Infant/Toddler consultation program.
While many of our services are fee-based, we also rely on grants, sponsors, and our annual fundraiser, The Great Spokane Art Party , to support our efforts to improve child care, early learning, and child care education for the greater Spokane area.
Foundational Support is provided by:
United Way of Spokane County
Community Building Foundation
Women Helping Women Fund
Empire Health Foundation
The Hagan Foundation