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2018 Annual Report

 

 

 

 

Gadsden County Head Start Program

2018 Annual Report

“Putting Children First”

 

 

 

 

 

 

where all children participating in the Gadsden County Head Start/Pre-kindergarten Program enter school emotionally, physically, socially, and intellectually ready to learn; fully recognizing the crucial role of the parents as their child's primary teacher.

 

 

 

Table of Contents

Program Overview................................................................................ 1

Preparation for Kindergarten.................................................................... 2

CLASS...................................................................................................... 3

Funding Sources................................................................................... 4

Audit Findings....................................................................................... 4

Family Services & Parental Involvement .................................................5

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 

 


Family Services & Parental Involvement

Training

 

Education and Training are vital services that the HS program provides to aid children and their families in realizing their goals.  These services include:

§  Parent Orientation

§  Safety/CPR/ First Aid

§  Healthy Child Development

§  Child Abuse & Neglect

§  Addressing Challenging Child Behaviors

Referrals to community service providers for families identified as “In Need”.  Assistance and interventions include:

§  Substance Abuse/Domestic Violence

§  Physical/Mental Well Being

§  GED Attainment

§  Job Training/Placement

Male Involvement

 

Through these services, there is an increase in parental participation to include these activities:

§  Volunteer/Mentoring

§  Pre-K to Kindergarten Transition

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

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Allocation Categories

 

Head Start Budget

2017-2018

 

 

Personnel

$1,308,971.00

Fringe Benefits

350,012.00

Travel

17,090.00

Supplies

47,500.00

Contracts

151,145.00

Other Operating Expenses

162,183.00

Indirect Costs

117,325.00

Total

$2,180,768.00

Head Start Funding

 

 

 

Program Overview

Preparation for Kindergarten

 

 

The Gadsden County Head Start Program is designed to prepare children for kindergarten through hands-on experiences and activities by incorporating the curriculums of DLM and “Imagine It”. These programs contain all the elements recommended by the National Reading Panel and meet the Head Start standards.

Family Services & Parental Involvement

 

 

The Gadsden County Head Start program is devoted to providing the very best in family services to increase and enhance the levels of parental involvement. Through parental involvement, Head Start children are able to realize greater gains in physical, social, and emotional development as well as gains in academic performance.

 

 

 

     

 

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Preparation for Kindergarten

 

As children prepare for kindergarten they are immersed in hands-on activities  to include:

ü  Instruction in phonological and phonemic awareness

ü  Explicit phonics

ü  Fluency

ü  Vocabulary

ü  Comprehension.

These activities:

    • focus on key reading comprehension skills and strategies.
    • provide daily writing instruction and practice.
    • develop higher-order thinking with a strong Inquiry strand.
    • include differentiated instruction techniques and materials.
    • include English Language Learner instruction.

To assess the progression of development, the Head Start program utilizes the LAP-3 (Learning Accomplishments Profile) assessment which measures skill growth and development annually over three(beginning, middle and end) assessment periods.

 

2017-2018 LAP-3 Gains (measured in months)

 

Domains

Three & Four-year olds

 

B

 

M

 

E

%

Gains

Lang. Development

34

55

64

30

Literacy

32

41

62

31

Mathematics

33

52

66

33

Science

44

57

74

31

Creative Arts

59

81

91

32

Social & Emotional Development

50

78

87

37

Approaches to Learning

41

64

75

34

Physical Development & Health

47

62

73

26

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013-2014 CLASS Observation Results

Head Start/Pre-K

 

CLASS Domains

Head Start

National Averages

Florida

Head Start Averages

Gadsden

Head Start

Averages

Emotional Support

v  Positive Climate

v  Negative Climate

v  Teacher Sensitivity

v  Regard for Student Perspectives

5.99

5.77

5.80

5.97

5.85

*

1.05

1.21

*

5.70

5.37

*

5.32

5.07

*

 

 

 

 

Classroom Organization

v  Behavior Management

v  Productivity

v  Instructional Learning Formats

5.63

5.18

5.54

5.87

5.39

*

5.89

5.33

*

5.12

4.82

*

 

 

 

 

Instructional Support

v  Concept Development

v  Quality of Feedback

v  Language Modeling

2.72

3.64

3.06

1.00

3.56

*

1.25

3.67

*

1.10

3.7

*

*Indicator averages withheld due to number of classes observed

 

 

 

2013-2014 CLASS Observation Results

Head Start/Pre-K

 

 

 

CLASS Domains

Office of Head Start

National Averages

Florida

Head Start Averages

Gadsden

Head Start

Averages

Emotional Support

v  Positive Climate

v  Negative Climate

v  Teacher Sensitivity

v  Regard for Student Perspectives

5.99

5.77

5.80

5.97

5.85

*

1.05

1.21

*

5.70

5.37

*

5.32

5.07

*

 

 

 

 

Classroom Organization

v  Behavior Management

v  Productivity

v  Instructional Learning Formats

5.63

5.18

5.54

5.87

5.39

*

5.89

5.33

*

5.12

4.82

*

 

 

 

 

Instructional Support

v  Concept Development

v  Quality of Feedback

v  Language Modeling

2.72

3.64

3.06

1.00

3.56

*

1.25

3.67

*

1.10

3.7

*

 

*Indicator averages withheld due to number of classes observed

 

CLASS

 

2017-2018 CLASS Observation Results

Head Start/Pre-K

 

CLASS Domains

Head Start

National Averages

Gadsden

Head Start

Averages

Emotional Support

v  Positive Climate

v  Negative Climate

v  Teacher Sensitivity

v  Regard for Student Perspectives

6.07

6.5

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

 

 

 

Classroom Organization

v  Behavior Management

v  Productivity

v  Instructional Learning Formats

5.83

6.45

*

*

*

*

*

*

 

 

 

Instructional Support

v  Concept Development

v  Quality of Feedback

v  Language Modeling

3.00

4.9

*

*

*

*

*

*

 

 

 

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