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					                 Head Start Quarterly Report
                      Submitted to the School Board and Policy Council
                       From: Linda Cox, Director of PreK Programs
                              (July, August, and September)

                PROGRAM DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT

I.   ENROLLMENT
      PreK applications received for 2008-2009………………………………………378

        Enrollment Report:
                                  ENROLLMENT REPORT
                                Preschool Head Start 2008-2009
                                Status as of: September 30, 2008
                                                                                           TOTAL
     SCHOOL        Head Start           ESE        PreK ESE        VPK                      PREK
                                      Head Start
                                                              R       PP     3 hr   6 hr

COTTONDALE           18 (18)             0            0       0       0       0      0          18
GOLSON              110 (110)            24           2       0       0       0      0         136
GRACEVILLE           27 (27)             0            5       0       8       1      0          41
GRAND RIDGE          12 (12)             0            4       0       4       2      0          22
MALONE               12 (12)             0            0       0       6       0      0          18
SNEADS               12 (12)             0            0       0       5       1      0          18

TOTAL               191 (191)            24           11      0       23      4      0         253
                                                                   27 (27)
                Total Head Start       215
                  Funded Enrollment    211




        PreK applications received……………………………………………………...378
        Head Start over-income students………………………………………….……..11 (5%)
        Head Start students with disabilities (part-time)…………………………………3 (1%)
        Head Start students with disabilities (full-time)…………………………...……..24
        Total Head Start with disabilities……………………………………………….. 27 (12%)
                                     ENROLLMENT REPORT
                                     Early Head Start 2008-2009
                                   Status as of: September 30, 2008

             Class                               Slots                           EHS
                                                                               Students

            Infant I                                8                             6
            Infant II                               8                             8
           Toddler I                                8                             8
           Toddler II                               8                             8

TOTAL                                               32                            30




       Early Head Start applications received………………...………………………...60
       Early Head Start over-income students………………..………………….……..1 (3%)
       Early Head Start students with disabilities (part-time)………………………..…3 (10%)
       Early Head Start students with disabilities (full-time)………………...………...0
       Total Early Head Start with disabilities……………………………………..….. 3 (10%)


II. POLICY COUNCIL PARTICIPATION

July                     0 (No Scheduled Meeting)
August                   0 (No Scheduled Meeting)
September 16, 2008      27


III. ASSESSMENT

Head Start
The Galileo instrument is being used for all Pre-Kindergarten students in the domains of
Language and Literacy, Early Math, Physical Health, Social Emotional, Fine and Gross Motor,
Approaches to Learning, Creative Arts, and Nature/Science.

The Galileo instrument is a web based education management tool for assessing children’s
development, individualizing lesson plans and learning environments, assisting parents in
nurturing child development, and documenting program outcomes. Parents are able to access
the internet to monitor their child’s progress throughout the year.

Portfolios and Acuscreens are also administered at the beginning of the year. This information
provides teachers with important data as to where the children are developmentally.
Early Head Start
The Denver II instrument is used for the initial screening of all EHS children. It must be
administered within 45 days of enrollment, and includes the developmental domains of gross
motor, language, fine motor/adaptive, and personal/social. The ELAP, Early Learning
Assessment Profile, is a more in-dept tool that is utilized throughout the school year to assess
children’s development in the domains of gross motor, fine motor, cognitive, language, self
help, and social emotional.

Results are utilized in the individualization of lesson plans, as well as to identify any concerns
regarding a child’s developmental delays can result in a referral to Children’s Home society,
for further evaluation.


IV.    TRANSPORTATION

Students riding buses                 130 of 215

Field trips                           0




                 EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
                     AND HEALTH SERVICES

I.    EDUCATION

Head Start
The units of study for this quarter include School Discovery/Safety (August) and
Myself/Dentist (September). Interest centers provide students with a flexible learning
environment and a variety of meaningful learning experiences. The students were involved in
many learning activities in each unit of study, which included cooking activities, math
activities, and hands-on experiences.

Early Head Start
The units of study for this quarter included, Welcome to School (August) and All About Me
(September). Various learning experiences were provided for the children. August’s theme
included a home to school transitional focus for infants and toddlers.

EHS staff were trained in the educational topics of Learning Spaces, and age appropriate
behavior management.
II. HEALTH

Head Start
Screenings of height, weight, vision, and hearing have been completed by the Health
Coordinator and will be repeated in February.

Early Head Start
Routine well baby checks and immunization are being done at appropriate ages. Height and
weight are done for toddlers. Infants have their heights and weights checked at 2, 4, 6, 9, 12,
15, and 18 months.


III. NUTRITION

Head Start
Body Mass Index (BMI) is currently being tabulated and results will be sent to parents. This
will also be repeated in February.

Students continue to receive a nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack daily and participate in
classroom cooking activities weekly.

Early Head Start
No issues at this time.
IV. DENTAL REPORT

                   DENTAL REPORT FOR HEAD START
                       2008-2009 SCHOOL TERM
                                         as of 9/30/08

SCHOOL       TEACHER/          EXAMS   TREATMENT/        REFER   PARENT      NO
             ENROLLED                  EVALUATE or               DENIED/or   TREATMENT/or
             IN                        RE-EXAM@                  EST.      COMPLETE
             HEADSTART
                                        JCDC                     W/DENTIST

Cottondale    Kent/18            18         3              5          2           8

 Golson       Bryan/18           18         7              2          0           9
             Daniels/18          18         5              3          1           9
              Smith/18           18         4              5          2           7
             Conder/17           17         3              5          1           8
               Raite/9            9         3              1          0           5
               Hoff/6             6         0              3          1           2
             Varnum/8             8         2              1          0           4
             Blocker/18          18         2              4          0          12
               Hall/18           18         8              1          0           9
               May/6              6         0              1          1           4

Graceville   Braley/18           18         3              3          1          11
             Bailey/18           18       7 (3)            2          5           4
             Slinker/5            4         2              2          1           0
              *4 students in
              Bailey’s class
                had to be
              referred after
               attempts of
             treatment were
                made on
                10/10/08.


  Grand      Bradley/18          18         3              5          3           7
  Ridge
              Moore/5            5          2              0          1           2

 Malone      Smith/18            18         3              3          2          10

 Sneads       Allen/18           17         7              1          3           7

  *These #’s are Head Start, HS/VPK or HS/ESE students and completion statistics rely on
   patient compliance. Be aware that we are also serving VPK and PreK ESE students as an
   in-kind service.
Early Head Start
Dental screens have been completed on all 2 and 3 yr. olds. There were three referrals
recommended for additional follow up.


V.    MENTAL HEALTH

Head Start
Regular classroom mental health visits are scheduled for the year and are on the staff calendar.

As of the end of September 2008, there have been 4 Child Study Team meetings and additional
CST meetings will be scheduled as needed.

Early Head Start
Mental Wellness is incorporated into EHS lesson plans by addressing social skills and
emotional needs. Monthly mental health visits in the classroom are made throughout the
school year. Any concerns are discussed with parents, addressed within the program, and may
result in an outside referral to Life Management Center for additional services.

As of this date, there has been only 1 referral for mental health concerns.

IV.     DISABILITIES

Head Start
As of the end of September 2008, there are 27 Head Start students with disabilities. (There
are additional PK students with disabilities being served by the Jackson County School System
that are not being served by Head Start).

School                        # of students with IEP’s
Cottondale Elementary                       1
Golson Annex                                24
Sneads Elementary                           2

Early Head Start
At the present time, EHS is serving 3 children with disabilities, which meets the 10% of
enrollment requirement. The initial screening resulted in only 1 referral for further evaluation
through Children’s Home Society. The first ELAP was recently completed, and reports are
currently being generated to discuss findings with parents at the up-coming parent conferences.
Child Find
There are 9 scheduled PAEC/Jackson County School Board Child Find Screenings for
2008-09.

September 19, 2009 @ Family Service Center, Marianna
October 24, 2009 @ Graceville Elementary
November 21, 2008 @ Malone School
December 12, 2008 @ Family Service Center, Marianna
January 23, 2009 @ Sneads Elementary School
February 27, 2009 @ Grand Ridge School
March20, 2009 @ Cottondale Elementary
May 15, 2009 @ Family Service Center, Marianna
June 29, 2009 @ Family Service Center, Marianna

The first screening was held on September 19, 2008. There were 13 children screened with 8
recommended for additional follow up and evaluations. Evaluations have been scheduled.


                            FAMILY AND
                       COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

   I.   PARTNERSHIPS

       Family Partnership Agreements were established during the 1st Conference and are
        being addressed as family needs change and goals are reached.

       Working Family Partnerships in process:…………....215 families

       Parent participation in Initial Home Visits…………..215

       Policy Council:……………………………………….27(1st meeting attendance)

       Policy Council Community Partners:………………..8

       Cooperative Agreements with Agencies:……………40

   II. PARENT EDUCATION

        Head Start
       Family education session entitled Smart Parenting has been scheduled for the week of
        Nov. 10th.

       All parents were invited to participate in Parent Orientation prior to students’
        enrollment.

       Family Literacy material provided monthly to all families:………..254

       Family Activity Calendars provided monthly to all families:……....254
    Early Head Start
   Home visits were held the week of August 18-21.

   Parent center meetings began in September.

   Parent officers were elected and various activities were planned for the year.

   Parent Education meeting was held on September 8th.

   Four families received assistance with transportation in August and seven families were
    given assistance with transportation in September.

   Assistance was given to help one family reapply for Medicad.
               LITERACY ACTIVITIES FOR 2008-2009


Month       Family      Home      Literacy Activity      Monthly Literacy Activity
           Activity     Visit       Materials for         Materials for Parents
           Calendar    Activity       Children
August    No Activity My Ride      My Ride on the     Starting Your Child in Preschool
                      on the         School Bus
                      School
                      Bus
September Using My
          Hands to                                    Child Development: Ages 3-6
          Learn
          And Play
October   Eating                  CD Player           Safe Children
          Healthy                 Old McDonald
                                  Had a Farm
November Cooking                  This is the House   Smart Parenting
         Apple                    Jack Built
         Turnovers
December Toy Safety               Down By the
                                  Station
January    Sharing       Counting Ten Little
           Family         is fun  Monkeys
           Traditions
February   The                    This Old Man        Health Education/Your Child’s
           Importance                                 Health
           of Building
           Strong
           Muscles

March      Safety Tips            Over in The         About Good Mental Health
           for Poison             Meadow
           Prevention
April      Fire                   There Was an        Family Violence Hurts Children
           Prevention             Old Lady
           & Safety
May        Safety Tips            Transition:
           for Insect             My First Day of     Your Child is Starting School
           Bites                  School
           And Stings
                                  Send Summer
                                  Activity
                                  Calendars
                      PARENT EDUCATION 2008-2009

 Month          Parent Education               Means of Presenting/Materials
                     Activity
 August        Orientation: Safety                   Center Meeting
              Training, Curriculum            You, Your Child and Bus Safety
                    Overview,                        Safety Handouts
            Philosophy/Pledge, Dental
                Overview, Family
                    Incentives,
            Parent Observation, Elect
             Policy Council Reps &
            Family Center Committee
September   Parent Skills Development      Material sent home: Safe Children flyer

 October     Comprehensive Family        Material provided to parents: Parent Activity
                 Conference                               Calendar
                                          Just For Parents Good Touch, Bad Touch

November      Parenting Education                     Smart Parenting
             Meeting at each center
December    Tips for Better Parenting        Material sent home: Putting a Stop
                                                       to Child Abuse
 January     Home Visit: Literacy
            Activity for Parent to use
                    with child
            Ten Little Monkeys with
                counting activity

February    Parent Education Meeting       Health Education/Your Child’s Health
                 at each Center:

 March           Parenting Skills         Material sent home: About Good Mental
                  Development                             Health

  April          Parenting Skills        Material sent home: Family Violence Hurts
                  Development                             Children

  May           Transitioning to         Material sent home: My First Day of School
             Kindergarten from Pre-             Your Child is Starting School
                 Kindergarten
             Comprehensive Family
                  Conference

				
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