Woodland Early Childhood Center Inc
9607 E STATE ROAD 70
BRADENTON FL 34202-9414
Our mission is to provide young students who have dyslexia and similar learning differences with an individualized education that identifies individual needs and specifies learning plans so that every child, regardless of their learning weaknesses, can achieve in their education, succeed in learning, and build a foundation for their future. 
CEO/Executive Director Jennifer Passmore
Board Chair Dawn Beane
Board Chair Affiliation Nursing Home
General Info
Organization DBA
Dunn Preparatory
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1995
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Mar 2018
State Registration 0
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
Impact Statement
Although we are a young institution, having only been established just three years ago, our successes are numerous. We began our first year with only fourteen students in kindergarten and first grade and have grown both in size and in scope as we continue in our third year providing individualized education to over 90 students from kindergarten to fifth grade. While our growing numbers and rising test scores are evidence enough of how much we have accomplished over the past three years, we believe that the true measure of success comes from the testimony of the parents who have watched their children flourish at our school. 
"I would have never imagined how having a smaller class and one on one attention could help my daughter grow academically. She is leaps and bounds farther ahead than we ever expected." Laura and Alex Olynyk
"I am so glad we had an option for our daughter with sensory and language challenges. She is so happy and she is learning at her own pace with a lot of one on one attention." JoAnn Brown
"Our son's knowledge has grown exponentially since the beginning of the year. His reading and math skills are far above our expectations. He is truly excited about learning!" Brooke Mueller
Needs Statement
  1. We believe that every student has the right to a successful educational experience so for the families that are looking for better opportunities for their child's advancement in learning that cannot afford tuition we do our very best to find ways for them to pay. Scholarships are necessary for some of these families and while we work with scholarship organizations some are not granted the amount that they need. $6,580 per student per year
  2. Our students struggles are varied and individual and while our teachers have the highest level of training, our students needs go beyond the classroom. A part time behavioral therapist would help our students succeed not only in their education but would provide our students with the tools, resources, and support they need for the other obstacles that they face. $35,000 a year
  3. While our teachers are provided many resources for their classrooms and lessons, they are limited because we don't have computers for the students to use. A classroom set of laptops would open doors for our students and provide more avenues for learning like online reading programs and libraries. $800 per laptop, 16 laptops needed
  4. Our teachers are not the only people working to help our students succeed. We have volunteers that work with the teachers to assure each classroom is the best environment for each child to learn and while our volunteers are so successful in helping these children learn, getting the same training as the teachers would help create an even more balanced and supportive atmosphere for each classroom. $5,000
Background Statement

David and Kim Dunn had the inspiration to bring the Orton-Gillingham approach to education to our community. Formerly from Rhode Island where David's company was located and he and Kim raised their family, they enjoyed the benefit of this alternative form of education. David's son, Brad Dunn was his oldest son and struggled in school. Although he was very intelligent, he struggled to learn to read which lead to difficulty in other areas of his education. Children with dyslexia who go undiagnosed often feel the weight of a lack of educational success which leads to challenges in adulthood. Brad was a classic example of a child who struggled and then becomes an adult who struggled. Brad's life ended too early and was a direct result of his struggle for educational success. Brad and Kim were determined that this would not happen with their other children and to any other child. They did a great deal of research and were introduced to the Orton-Gillingham approach through testing that was conducted at Yale University. They became involved with The Hamilton School at Wheeler in Rhode Island and then upon moving his business and family to Sarasota, with Jennifer Colombo and Dr. Eric Tridas who was then the head of The International Dyslexia Association. Through these relationships, he funded a program to teach Orton-Gillingham to a group of 95 pre-kindergarten students at Woodland Early Childhood Center. He funded the training and the program materials and the independent pre and post testing of readiness skills. The results were outstanding! About 10% of the population of the US will experience difficulties with learning to read related to phonemic awareness and literacy skills. The testing of the preschool children at Woodland Early Childhood Center resulted in 11% of the children falling within that danger zone for reading difficulties. After going through this program, there were no children who showed signs of reading weakness, from 11% to 0%! With results like this, David and Kim Dunn were inspired to do more! They brought the idea of starting an elementary school program that used Orton-Gillingham to Woodland Early Childhood Center and the Brad Dunn Preparatory School was born. 

Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
"We are so proud of the work that the teachers and children are doing at Dunn Prep School! We are only entering our third year and do not have a great deal of testing data to demonstrate the effectiveness of our teaching methods, however, the antidotal evidence and parent surveys and comments are overwhelmingly positive. The parent can see the difference in their child's academic level, but they are most excited about how this success is translating into a positive change in their child's attitude and overall wellbeing. I believe this model will soon be recognized as the gold standard in education." Dawn Beane, Board Chair of Dunn Prep School
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
I am so proud of what our teachers and team are doing to bring struggling readings to grade level expectations.  At the begining of the 2016/17 school year we had 9 of our 20 3rd graders who were behind grade level reading expectations.  At the end of the school year all 9 students had made significant progress and 7 of the 9 were reading on grade level.  This is just one example of the amazing results that we are having using Orton Gillingham and other brain strategies that are working with children who struggle in reading.  As we continue to have such dramatic results we hope that we will be able to share our strategies with other educators as we work to make sure that all 3rd graders are reading on grade level.  
Description Dunn Prep is an elementary school that provides an individualized teaching method for students with learning disabilities whose needs are not met by traditional teaching methods. Because of the smaller class sizes, teachers have more opportunity to work with individual students. Dunn Prep is working to assure the success in learning of every student by giving more attention to the individual needs of every student.
Budget $553,000
Category Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success Many of the students attending the Dunn Prep school are there because they aren't learning. Their reading and writing skills aren't improving as fast as the other students at their public elementary schools and they are behind. Dunn Prep offers an educational experience that is more personalized. Teachers have more one on one time with students which allows them to create a curriculum that is specific to the individual child. Success of the program is measured by the success of the students, when a child in the third grade who can't read is suddenly reading at a fifth grade level. Students will learn to read, write, and will develop skills in both as well as learn how to communicate. Their accomplishments in learning are what speak most highly of this programs success. 
Long Term Success Long term success of this program is the reach it has into the community, when more children who struggle in school are starting to learn and succeed in their education. Already the program has grown, starting at 14 students in kindergarten and first grade three years ago and reaching 95 students in kindergarten to fifth grade this year. More parents are finding that their children need a more specific and personalized education and that this program will give them the tools and resources for success in their education. Long term success is also reaching our goals, one of those being that the test scores of our students are higher and they are rising which is a testament to how this program really helps kids with learning differences reach their potential and exceed their expectations. 
Program Success Monitoring Success is monitored by the number of students and their test scores which are both rising every year, but success can also be calculated by the testimonies of the parents of our students who are witnesses to the abilities of our teachers and the accomplishments of our curriculum.
Program Success Examples
"Our daughter was in the first grade and lacking what she would need to succeed. Her self esteem was suffering because she knew it. During summer tutoring at TPI Kids, they recommended DPS. We took their advice. She not only has learned more but is excited to go to school and her self esteem is soaring!" Steve and Sharon Ogline
"Cole has been able to advance in all areas of learning and Lily, a kindergartner, is reading! We love the teachers and staff because they are so wonderful with the children. We can not imagine sending them anywhere else." Ginger Clark
"Our experience with Dunn Preparatory School has been excellent! Our son has really excelled and it's helped him gain confidence in areas where he was really struggling. The small class sizes ensures us that he receives the attention and instruction he needs. The teachers are experienced, structured, and kind." Malcolm and Amy Young 
Program Comments by Organization

"Kim and I are amazed at the results and organizational skills of Jennifer Passmore and the teachers at Brad Dunn Prep which we visit often and see many happy faces.  We get many letters from students and their parents thanking us for this school but the real credit should go to Jennifer Passmore and her amazing team.

Kim and I have been involved in philanthropy for over 30 years and never seen results to match this success."
David Dunn
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Jennifer Passmore
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email jpassmore@gowoodland.com
Experience Twenty five years of teaching experience, director of early learning institution
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 15
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 3
Volunteers 4
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Dunn Prep School is an extension of Woodland Early Childhood Center, an early learning institution that has been serving the Manatee and Sarasota county areas for over twenty years. 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair Dawn Beane
Company Affiliation Nursing Home
Board Term May 2014 to Dec 2020
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Amanda Peters Mc Neal Elementary
Erin Raffray Sarasota Memorial
Ron Richards Retired
Charles Selmer Retired
Christine Wolf Community Volunteer
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 3
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board Meeting Attendance % 75
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Aug
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2017
Tax Year End Month July
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $710,000.00
Projected Expenses $710,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$2,622,057$1,482,752$2,119,393
Administration Expense$146,430$41,425$84,033
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.991.001.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses95%97%96%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$0$0$0
Current Assets$0$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$0$0
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountTuition $2,692,680Program Service Revenue $1,480,075Program Service Revenue $2,251,586
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $25,250Contributions, gifts, grants $49,626Contributions, gifts, grants $77,050
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountRegistration $10,450Investment Income $30Investment Income $25,012
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization The first year of tuition and expenses for Dunn Prep were run through our accounts for Woodland Early Childhood Center.  In 2015 we did a more detailed accounting of those funds and expenses that can been seen as a part of Woodland Early Childhood Center statements.  This year we have continue to show the different accounts but have changed from a fiscal calendar to a school calendar starting August 1st, 2016 and ending July 30th, 2017.  
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from unaudited compilations.
Nonprofit Woodland Early Childhood Center Inc
Address 9607 E STATE ROAD 70
BRADENTON , FL 34202 9414
Phone 941 753-8588