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					         Telamon Corporation
         Delaware Head Start Programs
         Head Start Annual Report to the Public, 2008 - 2009




          in this report
          Funding Sources, P. 1

          Budgets and Expenditures, P. 2-3

          Head Start Statistical Report, P. 4
          Parent Involvement Activities, P. 4

          Developmental Screenings, Transition

          Services, and Child Outcomes, P. 6-7

          Financial Audit Results, P. 8-9




State Administrative Office: 25361 Patriot’s Way • Georgetown, Delaware 19947 • 302.934.1642
                                            www.telamon.org

                     Telamon Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Telamon Delaware Head Start Programs

Funding Sources:
For the most recently concluded Fiscal Years during 2009, by program

The programs were sustained by public and private funding sources for their respective program years.

Amounts are shown for the most recently concluded fiscal year assigned to each program.


Funding Source:                    Program Year:                      Funding Amount:



Head Start                         08/01/2008 – 07/31/2009            $ 4,747,664

Early Head Start                   08/01/2008 – 07/31/2009            $   574,330

Early Childhood Assistance Program - Delaware Dept. of Education (ECAP)

                                   7/01/2008 – 06/30/2009             $   745,800

Purchase of Care (POC)             10/01/2008 – 09/30/2009            $   442,565

USDA Food Program                  10/01/2008 – 09/30/2009            $   451,438

In-kind Contributions              08/01/2008 – 07/31/2009            $ 1,330,499

Nemours                            04/30/2008 - 12/30/2008            $     3,000

Total from All Funding Sources:                                       $ 8,295,296




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Telamon Delaware Head Start Programs:
Program Budgets and Expenditures by Program Year.




                          Head Start                                   Early Head Start



Program Year              8/1/2008 - 7/31/2009                         9/29/2009 - 9/30/2010



Category                  Budget            Expense                    Budget             Expense

Personnel                 $2,381,002         $2,253,601                $323,515           $308,573

Fringe Benefits            1,178,749           1,111,504                161,313            153,072
Travel                         19,314                16,886                5,201               6,375

Equipment                      -                 -                         -                 -

Supplies                       52,864            174,010                   8,637            15,319

Contractual                        7,560              8,950                    540           -

Food Cost                      -                 -                         -                 -

Non Food Cost                  -                 -                         -                 -

Other                        717,438             792,504                  19,773             37,573

Indirect Charges             390,737             390,208                  55,351             53,418

Total                     $4,747,664         $4,747,663                $574,330           $574,330




Notes:

The most recently concluded program year for each budget is presented. Budgetary expenditures further the

goals of each program’s range of early childhood education services. Each project fully expends grant funds.

The spreadsheet above compares budget against actual expense for Head Start funds received. USDA funding

covered all costs of the programs’ Food and Non Food Supplies and a portion of salary for Head Start food

service staff.




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Early Childhood                 Subsidy

Assistant Program               Purchase of Care

(ECAP)                          (POC)                              USDA Revenue



7/1/2009 - 9/30/2010            8/1/2008 - 8/31/2009               N/A



Budget            Expense       Budget             Expense         Total Reimbursed   Expense

$395,944            $402,112    $229,582           $172,070        $451,907           $ 25,934

 194,071             199,458     112,565               81,130        -                  12,967
  -                        14      -                   -             -                  -

  -                    -           -                       5,000     -                  -

  10,355                9,990      11,027              16,749        -                  -

      2,700            -           -                   -             -                  -

   -                   -           -                   -             -                 360,800

   -                   -           -                   -             -                  47,655

  75,592               64,515      46,637              88,816        -                  -

  67,138               69,713      42,754              29,564        -                      4,551

$745,800            $745,802    $442,565           $393,329        $451,907           $451,907




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Head Start Statistical Report
For Program Year August 2008 - July 2009

The following is a statistical look at service levels in our Delaware Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
All statistics were submitted as part of the Program Information Report to the Office of Head Start’s Region IV
office at the conclusion of the 2009 program year.


                                                             Head Start             Early Head Start
Number of Children Served                                         916                         63
Number of Families Served                                         855                         53*
Average Monthly Enrollment                                        91.8%                       85.51%
Eligible Children Served                                          64%                         56%
Best Estimate of Eligible Children in the Service Area            1,394                       113
Enrolled children that were up to date on EPSDT                   98%                         90%
Enrolled children that received a dental exam.                    93%                         N/A
* = includes 6 pregnant women




Parent Involvement in our Head Start programs
Telamon Corporation in Delaware supports and promotes parents as the primary educators and nurturers of
their children. Parents are presented opportunities to become involved as informed decision makers about
program policies, classroom volunteers and advocates for their children and families. We believe that parent in-
volvement is very crucial and during our strategic planning we identified this as one of the main priorities in our
program. When parents are enrolled they are automatically members of their child’s center parent committee
and monthly meetings are scheduled, with parents conducting these meetings to get input from all who attend
regarding program issues. Parents are encouraged to serve as volunteers to assist teachers with classroom
activities and to assist with recruiting other families. During the past year, Telamon has worked in collaboration
with many agencies in our community and we have been involved in many community events.


Telamon Delaware works to support fatherhood by promoting male involvement activities at the different cen-
ters. The goal of the program is to promote healthy relationships for families, and as a result monthly meetings
are held for strengthening parenting skills and planning male involvement activities for upcoming Head Start
events.



Family Profile Statistics
                                                             Head Start             Early Head Start

Two parent families                                               303                         16
Single-parent families                                            552                         37
Parents/guardian that is employed                                  33                          3
One parent/guardian is employed                                   213                         11
Both parent/guardian not working                                   57                          2
Families receiving cash benefits                                    0                          0
Families receiving TANF services                                  58                           6
Families receiving Supplemental Security Income                   45                           2

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Both parents/guardian in job training or school                    0                           0
                                                          Head Start    Early Head Start


One parent/guardian in job training or school                 16                 2
Neither parent/guardian in job training or school             287               14
Single parent/guardian in job training or school              26                 3
Single parent/guardian not in job training or school          526                0
Parent(s) with an Advance Degree or baccalaureate degree      21                 2
Parent (s) with an Associate degree, vocational school, or some
College                                                       203                9
Parents with a high school diploma                            201               12




Head Start Service Delivery Statistics
                                                          Head Start    Early Head Start


Emergency/crisis intervention                                 82                1
Housing Assistance (subsidies, utilities, repairs)            19                3
Mental Health Services                                        3                 0
English as a Second Language (ESL) training                   24                4
Adult education (GED programs, college selection)             16                0
Job Training                                                  9                 0
Substance abuse prevention or treatment                       2                 0
Child abuse and neglect services                              1                 0
Domestic violence services                                    9                 0
Child support assistance                                      15                2
Health education (including prenatal education)               760               38
Assistance to families of incarcerated:                       1                 0
          Parenting education                                 36                5
          Marriage education services                         0                 0


Number of families reported in at least one of the
service categories above                                      760               38


Referral to WIC Services                                      636               52
Fatherhood Involvement                                        276               38
Homelessness Services for families                            11                3
Homelessness Services for children                            13                4
Families experiencing homelessness acquired housing           2                 0
Number of LEAs in Head Start service area                     13                13
Number of local school district in your Head Start area       10                10




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Developmental Screenings, Transitions, and Child Outcome Data

All children enrolled in Head Start during the 2008-9 program year had developmental, sensory and behavioral
screenings completed, while 96% of children in Early Head Start had these done. Those children needing
follow-up assessment or evaluation from developmental, sensory or behavioral screening were 4% of Head
Start and no Early Head Start enrolled children. All Head Start children needing follow-up received neces-
sary services by the end of the program year. 98% of children enrolled in Head Start were kept up to date on
a schedule of preventive and primary health care as identified by EPSDT, while 90% of the children in Early
Head Start did the same. Only .1% of enrolled Head Start children and 0.01% of Early Head Start children
required medical treatment as a result of screening. 96% of these children received medical treatment prior to
the conclusion of the program year.




How we helped prepare children for kindergarten

Every year, our Head Start staff works with children and parents to help prepare them for the transition to
kindergarten. Throughout the school year the teachers work in the four domains (social/emotional, physical,
cognitive, and language) to help prepare the children for success in kindergarten. Starting in February the
program (working with the local school districts) sends out fliers to parents (in English and Spanish) informing
them of their local kindergarten registration dates and times. Several districts provide us with registration forms
so we can assist parents complete the forms if needed. Other districts come to the centers and have informa-
tion fairs for the parents. We go to the parent meetings and talk about all facets of kindergarten transition and
give them handouts on activities they can do at home to help their child get ready for kindergarten (what to
expect and what the school expects). All classrooms have a field day to their local school to have a school tour
and observe the kindergartens in session.




Summary of Developmental Gains by Enrolled Children

We measure the developmental progress of children in Head Start according to eight domains of learning and
development which are consistent with the curriculum we use in our programs, the Creative Curriculum and
its companion data system, CC.Net. Teachers use these tools to measure child progress in each domain at
three points during the program year. This process helps them see where children are making positive gains,
and where they can help children the most during their Head Start experience. The scores indicate a levels of

progress across the entire spectrum of developmental domains.



                                            Fall 2008        Winter 2009        Spring 2009
Language Development                           2261              3052               3977
Literacy                                       2147              2761               3985
Mathematics                                    1987              2649               3864
Science                                        2042              2701               3892
Creative Arts                                  2206              2844               4052
Social Emotional Development                   2366              2934               4113
Approaches to Learning                         2111              2740               3926

Physical Health & Well Being                   2485              3021               4412
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What factors are contributing to these child outcome results?

These are the areas that are consistently our greatest strengths and lowest strengths of growth for the
children that we serve. They are in line with the way society looks at developmental growth and also the way
children’s minds are able to process concepts. Our program has been working on ideas and trainings to help
our staff work in the area of time concepts and abstract thinking. We will be addressing this area further in
our pre-service training in Fall 2010.


Program Strengths for Child Outcomes:
Physical Health & Well Being and Language Development were the two developmental areas where chil-

dren showed the most gains at the end of the year.



Program Challenges for Child Outcomes:
Children showed the least amount of progress in the Mathematics domain by the end of the 2008-9 program
year.



About child progress with literacy and numeracy skills

Mathematics has always been our lowest strength area because it involves abstract concepts that develop-
mentally are difficult for pre-school children to understand (e.g. time concepts, position in space, approach-
ing problems flexibly, etc.). These are concepts are being addressed in pre-service training to help staff work
in areas that tend to be more difficult for young children to understand. We will have a half day training ses-
sion on Creative Curriculum and CCNet and how to use it to it’s fullest potential. Additional Science training
geared to preschoolers and infants/toddlers will bring exploration into the classroom. Mathematics training
for birth to five will be provided during pre-service. A training session on making stories come alive and
story stretchers will benefit both our English speaking and dual language learners. Using the Miami-Dade
Language Proficiency Scale, we test our dual language learners in the Fall and in the Spring. Our children
consistently show improvement by several levels.




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Telamon’s most recent financial audit of January 30, 2009:




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