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2017 Annual Report

                     Gadsden County Head Start Program

                                    2017 Annual Report

                                 “Putting Children First”

                                                  

                               Program Information Highlight

                                           Children Served

 

                                          Head Start Funded Enrollment: 259

 

                                      Head Start/Voluntary Pre-K Enrollment: 18

 

                                    Percentage of Eligible Children Served: 92%

 

                                      Total Head Start Children Served: 294

 

                                         Total Numer of Families Served: 277

 

                                           Average Monthly Enrollment: 277

 

                                            HS Children Immunized: 100%

 

                                  HS Children Completed Well Child Checks: 100%

 

  

 All children participating in the Gadsden Conuty 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.

 

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 performa

 

 

 

     

 

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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.

 

2016-2017 LAP-3 Gains (measured in months)

 

Domains

Four-year olds

Three-year olds

 

B

 

M

 

E

%

Gains

 

B

 

M

 

E

%

Gains

Lang. Development

39

71

86

31

24

41

55

31

Literacy

24

69

92

34

21

36

51

30

Mathematics

32

62

91

38

17

34

49

32

Science

49

72

85

36

12

36

54

42

Creative Arts

59

81

91

32

23

49

67

44

Social & Emotional Development

51

84

94

16

43

65

79

36

Approaches to Learning

66

81

90

24

34

54

67

33

Physical Development & Health

49

82

94

29

41

61

74

33

 

 

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                                       CLASS

 

2016-2017 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

6.03

5.77

6.70

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

5.80

5.18

6.56

5.87

5.39

*

5.89

5.33

*

5.12

4.82

*

 

 

 

 

Instructional Support

v  Concept Development

v  Quality of Feedback

v  Language Modeling

2.88

2.9

4.33

1.00

3.56

*

1.25

3.67

*

1.10

3.7

*

*Indicator averages withheld due to classes’ individual results

 

 

 

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Allocation Categories

 

Head Start     Budget

2016-2017

Personnel

$1,191,651.00

Fringe Benefits

322,615.00

Travel

18,090.00

Supplies

65,500.00

Contracts

151,145.00

Other Operating Expenses

206,826.00

Indirect Costs

86,262.00

Total

$2,105,389.00

Head Start Funding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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