The Baby Fold is a not-for-profit organization affiliated
with The United Methodist Church
and is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children
and Family Services (DCFS). The Baby Fold receives funding
for its services through purchase of service contracts
with DCFS, the Illinois Department of Human Services,
the Illinois State Board of Education, local school districts,
United Way of McLean County, Medicaid, corporate and foundation
grants, and private sources. The Baby Fold is a certified
provider of Medicaid Community Mental Health Services.
Hammitt School is approved by the Illinois State Board
of Education as a non-public school serving special education
students and is accredited by the North Central Association
for Colleges and Schools.
The Baby Fold is accredited through the Council on Accreditation
for Children and Families Services, Inc. (COA). COA is
an independent not-for-profit organization whose standards
are based on the consensus of the best practice
of hundreds of human service agencies in the United States
and other countries. The accreditation process involves
an in-depth examination of The Baby Folds personnel,
safety, fiscal and program management.
The Baby Fold is also accredited by the United Methodist
Associations EAGLE program. EAGLE stands for Educational
Assessment Guidelines Leading toward Excellence. EAGLE
program completion signifies that The Baby Fold meets
and strives to exceed legal, financial, ethical and clinical
standards for services and operation.
The Baby Fold is a member of the Child Care Association
of Illinois, the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development
of the Bloomington-Normal Area, the Child Welfare League
of America and is a charter member of the United Way of
McLean County. Hammitt School is a member of the National
Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC).
More than one thousand United Methodist Churches and members
of their congregations support our work through special
offerings, benevolent allocations and individual gifts.
Because of these contacts over the years, many individuals
leave portions of their estate to our endowment fund to
perpetuate their interest and support.
Denominational sponsorship never has limited The Baby
Fold in its scope of concern or general operation. Application
processes for employees as well as for those seeking our
services are administered according The Baby Folds
Equal Opportunity Program and are not offered or withheld
on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry,
religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, military
status, citizenship status, or any other characteristic
protected by law.