IMAGINATION STATION

Address
396 ALLIED COURT
ZEELAND, MI 49464
Contact
Website: http://www.istation.org
Phone: +1 (616) 772-5439
Nonprofit
NTEE: P33 - Child Day Care
EIN: 77-0593658

Mission

IMAGINATION STATION IS AN NAEYC ACCREDITED CHILD CARE FACILITY THAT SEEKS TO PROVIDE "WORLD CLASS" LEARNING AND CHILDCARE OPPORTUNITIES TO THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OF THE GREATER HOLLAND & ZEELAND AREA AND TO POSITIVELY IMPACT THE LIVES OF THE CHILDREN, FAMILIES, BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES WHICH WE SERVE.
 201720162015
Basic features of the organization
Subsection501(c)(3)
Organization typeCorporation
Metropolitan statistical area3000
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$59,485.00$66,810.00$92,695.00
Number of employees444147
Number of volunteers5415
Personnel
Crow, Holly
TitlePROG. DIR.PROG. DIR.PROG. DIR.
Name of key/compensated personHOLLY CROWHOLLY CROWHOLLY CROW
Average hours per week working for org45.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$59,485.00$59,118.00$57,310.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Prince, Gina
TitleEXECUTIVE DIEXECUTIVE DIEXECUTIVE DI
Name of key/compensated personGINA PRINCEGINA PRINCEGINA PRINCE
Average hours per week working for org15.0020.0010.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$7,692.00$35,385.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Prince, Scott
TitlePRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated personSCOTT PRINCESCOTT PRINCESCOTT PRINCE
Average hours per week working for org1.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Sommers, Katlyn
TitleSECRETARY  
Name of key/compensated personKATLYN SOMMERS  
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionIndividual trustee or director, Officer  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Tsaturova, Barbra
Title SECRETARYSECRETARY
Name of key/compensated person BARBRA TSATUROVABARBRA TSATUROVA
Average hours per week working for org 5.005.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00
Position Individual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00
Purpose: mission, activities & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesIMAGINATION STATION IS AN NAEYC ACCREDITED CHILD CARE FACILITY THAT SEEKS TO PROVIDE "WORLD CLASS" LEARNING AND CHILDCARE OPPORTUNITIES TO THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OF THE GREATER HOLLAND & ZEELAND AREA AND TO POSITIVELY IMPACT THE LIVES OF THE CHILDREN, FAMILIES, BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES WHICH WE SERVE.IMAGINATION STATION IS AN NAEYC ACCREDITED CHILD CARE FACILITY THAT SEEKS TO PROVIDE "WORLD CLASS" LEARNING AND CHILDCARE OPPORTUNITIES TO THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OF THE GREATER HOLLAND & ZEELAND AREA AND TO POSITIVELY IMPACT THE LIVES OF THE CHILDREN, FAMILIES, BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES WHICH WE SERVE.IMAGINATION STATION IS AN NAEYC ACCREDITED CHILD CARE FACILITY THAT SEEKS TO PROVIDE "WORLD CLASS" LEARNING AND CHILDCARE OPPORTUNITIES TO THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OF THE GREATER HOLLAND & ZEELAND AREA AND TO POSITIVELY IMPACT THE LIVES OF THE CHILDREN, FAMILIES, BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES WHICH WE SERVE.
Program expenses (total)$934,283.00$992,512.00$1,107,393.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
THE ORGANIZATION OPERATES AS A CHILD CARE CENTER FOR CHILDERN RANGING FROM SIX WEEKS TO ELEVEN YEARS OLD. THE ORGANIZATION USES A THEMATIC CURRICULUM APPROACH TO EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING, WHICH EMPHASIZES HANDS ON EXPERIENCES. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE ORGANIZATION IS TO PROVIDE FAITH-BASED CHILD CARE FOR A SAFE AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT. THE ORGANIZATION ALSO PLACES A HIGH IMPORTANCE ON MAKING HIGH QUALITY CHILD LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO ALL CHILDREN THROUGH IMAGINATION STATION'S TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. THE TEACHERS BELIEVE AND HAVE A LOVE FOR GOD AND SHARE THAT WITH THE CHILDREN. PRAYERS ARE SAID DAILY AT THE CENTER INCLUDING BEFORE EVERY MEAL. BIBLE STORIES ARE SHARED WITH THE CHILDREN ALONG WITH CHRISTIAN SONGS. THE ORGANIZATION ACCEPTS ALL DENOMINATIONS AND DOES NOT TEACH ANY PARTICULAR DENOMINATION. THE ORGANIZATION'S HOPE IS THAT THE CHILD WILL FEEL THE LOVE OF GOD WITHIN THE CENTER AND GROW TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHO HE IS AND ALL THAT HE PROVIDES FOR US. THE ORGANIZATION MEETS OR EXCEEDS THE STATE RECOMMENDATION FOR TEACHER TO CHILD RATIOS WHICH ARE AS FOLLOWS: 6 WEEKS UP TO 2 1/2; 1 TEACHER FOR EVERY 4 CHILDREN 2 1/2 UP TO 3; 1 TEACHER FOR EVERY 8 CHILDREN 3 UP TO 4; 1 TEACHER FOR EVERY 10 CHILDREN 4 UP TO 5; 1 TEACHER FOR EVERY 12 CHILDREN 5 AND UP; 1 TEACHER FOR EVERY 18 CHILDREN THE ORGANIZATION HAS 26 FULL-TIME AND 4 PART-TIME EMPLOYEES AS WELL AS 5 REGULAR VOLUNTEERS. IMAGINATION STATION PROVIDES THE HIGHEST QUALITY NUTRITION TO THE CHILDREN. BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND SNACKS ARE PREPARED ONSITE, MEETING NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS. ONLY MILK, WATER OR 100% JUICE ARE SERVED FOR BEVERAGES.
Program expenses$934,283.00$920,052.00$1,031,908.00
Program revenue$1,237,858.00$1,227,125.00$1,276,154.00
Program descriptionTHE ORGANIZATION OPERATES AS A CHILD CARE CENTER FOR CHILDERN RANGING FROM SIX WEEKS TO ELEVEN YEARS OLD. THE ORGANIZATION USES A THEMATIC CURRICULUM APPROACH TO EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING, WHICH EMPHASIZES HANDS ON EXPERIENCES. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE ORGANIZATION IS TO PROVIDE FAITH-BASED CHILD CARE FOR A SAFE AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT. THE ORGANIZATION ALSO PLACES A HIGH IMPORTANCE ON MAKING HIGH QUALITY CHILD LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO ALL CHILDREN THROUGH IMAGINATION STATION'S TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. THE TEACHERS BELIEVE AND HAVE A LOVE FOR GOD AND SHARE THAT WITH THE CHILDREN. PRAYERS ARE SAID DAILY AT THE CENTER INCLUDING BEFORE EVERY MEAL. BIBLE STORIES ARE SHARED WITH THE CHILDREN ALONG WITH CHRISTIAN SONGS. THE ORGANIZATION ACCEPTS ALL DENOMINATIONS AND DOES NOT TEACH ANY PARTICULAR DENOMINATION. THE ORGANIZATION'S HOPE IS THAT THE CHILD WILL FEEL THE LOVE OF GOD WITHIN THE CENTER AND GROW TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHO HE IS AND ALL THAT HE PROVIDES FOR US. THE ORGANIZATION MEETS OR EXCEEDS THE STATE RECOMMENDATION FOR TEACHER TO CHILD RATIOS WHICH ARE AS FOLLOWS: 6 WEEKS UP TO 2 1/2; 1 TEACHER FOR EVERY 4 CHILDREN 2 1/2 UP TO 3; 1 TEACHER FOR EVERY 8 CHILDREN 3 UP TO 4; 1 TEACHER FOR EVERY 10 CHILDREN 4 UP TO 5; 1 TEACHER FOR EVERY 12 CHILDREN 5 AND UP; 1 TEACHER FOR EVERY 18 CHILDREN THE ORGANIZATION HAS 26 FULL-TIME AND 4 PART-TIME EMPLOYEES AS WELL AS 5 REGULAR VOLUNTEERS. IMAGINATION STATION PROVIDES THE HIGHEST QUALITY NUTRITION TO THE CHILDREN. BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND SNACKS ARE PREPARED ONSITE, MEETING NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS. ONLY MILK, WATER OR 100% JUICE ARE SERVED FOR BEVERAGES.THE ORGANIZATION OPERATES AS A CHILD CARE CENTER FOR CHILDERN RANGING FROM SIX WEEKS TO ELEVEN YEARS OLD. THE ORGANIZATION USES A THEMATIC CURRICULUM APPROACH TO EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING, WHICH EMPHASIZES HANDS ON EXPERIENCES. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE ORGANIZATION IS TO PROVIDE FAITH-BASED CHILD CARE FOR A SAFE AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT. THE ORGANIZATION ALSO PLACES A HIGH IMPORTANCE ON MAKING HIGH QUALITY CHILD LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO ALL CHILDREN THROUGH IMAGINATION STATION'S TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. THE TEACHERS BELIEVE AND HAVE A LOVE FOR GOD AND SHARE THAT WITH THE CHILDREN. PRAYERS ARE SAID DAILY AT THE CENTER INCLUDING BEFORE EVERY MEAL. BIBLE STORIES ARE SHARED WITH THE CHILDREN ALONG WITH CHRISTIAN SONGS. THE ORGANIZATION ACCEPTS ALL DENOMINATIONS AND DOES NOT TEACH ANY PARTICULAR DENOMINATION. THE ORGANIZATION'S HOPE IS THAT THE CHILD WILL FEEL THE LOVE OF GOD WITHIN THE CENTER AND GROW TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHO HE IS AND ALL THAT HE PROVIDES FOR US. THE ORGANIZATION MEETS OR EXCEEDS THE STATE RECOMMENDATION FOR TEACHER TO CHILD RATIOS WHICH ARE AS FOLLOWS: 6 WEEKS UP TO 2 1/2; 1 TEACHER FOR EVERY 4 CHILDREN 2 1/2 UP TO 3; 1 TEACHER FOR EVERY 8 CHILDREN 3 UP TO 4; 1 TEACHER FOR EVERY 10 CHILDREN 4 UP TO 5; 1 TEACHER FOR EVERY 12 CHILDREN 5 AND UP; 1 TEACHER FOR EVERY 18 CHILDREN THE ORGANIZATION HAS 28 FULL-TIME AND 4 PART-TIME EMPLOYEES AS WELL AS 4 REGULAR VOLUNTEERS. IMAGINATION STATION PROVIDES THE HIGHEST QUALITY NUTRITION TO THE CHILDREN. BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND SNACKS ARE PREPARED ONSITE, MEETING NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS. ONLY MILK, WATER OR 100% JUICE ARE SERVED FOR BEVERAGES.THE ORGANIZATION OPERATES AS A CHILD CARE CENTER FOR CHILDERN RANGING FROM SIX WEEKS TO ELEVEN YEARS OLD. THE ORGANIZATION USES A THEMATIC CURRICULUM APPROACH TO EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING, WHICH EMPHASIZES HANDS ON EXPERIENCES. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE ORGANIZATION IS TO PROVIDE FAITH-BASED CHILD CARE FOR A SAFE AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT. THE ORGANIZATION ALSO PLACES A HIGH IMPORTANCE ON MAKING HIGH QUALITY CHILD LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO ALL CHILDREN THROUGH IMAGINATION STATION'S TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. THE TEACHERS BELIEVE AND HAVE A LOVE FOR GOD AND SHARE THAT WITH THE CHILDREN. PRAYERS ARE SAID DAILY AT THE CENTER INCLUDING BEFORE EVERY MEAL. BIBLE STORIES ARE SHARED WITH THE CHILDREN ALONG WITH CHRISTIAN SONGS. THE ORGANIZATION ACCEPTS ALL DENOMINATIONS AND DOES NOT TEACH ANY PARTICULAR DENOMINATION. THE ORGANIZATION'S HOPE IS THAT THE CHILD WILL FEEL THE LOVE OF GOD WITHIN THE CENTER AND GROW TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHO HE IS AND ALL THAT HE PROVIDES FOR US. THE ORGANIZATION MEETS OR EXCEEDS THE STATE RECOMMENDATION FOR TEACHER TO CHILD RATIOS WHICH ARE AS FOLLOWS: 6 WEEKS UP TO 2 1/2; 1 TEACHER FOR EVERY 4 CHILDREN 2 1/2 UP TO 3; 1 TEACHER FOR EVERY 8 CHILDREN 3 UP TO 4; 1 TEACHER FOR EVERY 10 CHILDREN 4 UP TO 5; 1 TEACHER FOR EVERY 12 CHILDREN 5 AND UP; 1 TEACHER FOR EVERY 18 CHILDREN THE ORGANIZATION HAS 22 FULL-TIME AND 6 PART-TIME EMPLOYEES AS WELL AS 6 REGULAR VOLUNTEERS. IMAGINATION STATION PROVIDES THE HIGHEST QUALITY NUTRITION TO THE CHILDREN. BREAKFAST AND SNACKS ARE PREPARED ONSITE, MEETING NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS. HOLLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS PROVIDE HOT LUNCH EACH DAY TO THE CHILDREN. ONLY MILK, WATER OR 100% JUICE ARE SERVED FOR BEVERAGES.
Financial data
Expense categories (totals)
Sum (total functional expenses)$1,157,120.00$1,225,952.00$1,346,127.00
Program services (total functional expenses)$934,283.00$992,512.00$1,107,393.00
Management & general (total functional expenses)$222,837.00$233,440.00$238,734.00
Fundraising (total functional expenses)$0.00$0.00$0.00
Revenue
Total revenue$1,237,858.00$1,227,657.00$1,277,283.00
Program service revenue (total)$1,237,858.00$1,227,125.00$1,276,154.00
Revenue from contributions (total) $532.00$1,120.00
Investment income$0.00$0.00$9.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00$0.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$0.00$532.00$1,120.00
Gross receipts$1,237,858.00$1,227,657.00$1,277,283.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions $532.00$1,120.00
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments  $9.00
Net rental income  $0.00
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)$6,657.00$4,118.00$1,774.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$944,621.00$991,487.00$1,032,957.00
Total assets, beginning of year$991,487.00$1,032,957.00$1,046,201.00
Total liabilities$629,464.00$757,068.00$800,243.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$757,068.00$800,243.00$744,643.00
Net assets$315,157.00$234,419.00$232,714.00
Net assets, beginning of year$234,419.00$232,714.00$301,558.00
Other liabilities$616,165.00$740,090.00$777,638.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$37,480.00$34,029.00$8,352.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$34,029.00$8,352.00$37,384.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$80,738.00$1,705.00-$68,844.00
Advertising (total)$9,283.00$8,386.00$5,130.00
Accounts receivable, net$6,830.00$20,852.00$21,702.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$1,353.00$2,475.00$2,475.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$13,299.00$16,978.00$22,605.00
Total net assets or fund balances$315,157.00$234,419.00$232,714.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$67,700.00$71,460.00$74,955.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members455
Number of independent voting members455
Tax year start date2017-01-012016-01-012015-01-01
Tax year end date2017-12-312016-12-312015-12-31
Accounting methodAccrualAccrualAccrual
Metadata about the filing
E-return type990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-08-212017-10-162016-10-05
IRS schema version2017v2.22016v3.02015v2.1
Filing identifier201840549349300509201722449349300812201631449349300638
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