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1 South Plains Community Action Association Head Start & Early Head Start Division What is Head Start?

2 The Beginning… In January of 1965, a group of sociologists, psychologists, and pediatricians began discussions of a design that intended to assist children overcome setbacks or obstacles caused by poverty. Urie Bronfenbrenner, Mamie Clark and Edward Zigler The name Head Start was chosen by academics who understood the achievement gap and that middle class students get ahead of their lower class peers. January of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared "The War on Poverty" in his State of the Union speech.

3 The Beginning… In May of 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson announces Project Head Start. It started in the summer of 1965, Head Start was launched as an eight week summer program for children from low- income communities going into public school in the fall.

4 H ead Start Missions Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. Early Head Start, launched in 1995, provides support to low-income infants, toddlers, pregnant women and their families. EHS programs enhance children's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development; assist pregnant women to access comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care; support parents' efforts to fulfill their parental roles; and help parents move toward self- sufficiency. H ead Start Missions Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. Early Head Start, launched in 1995, provides support to low-income infants, toddlers, pregnant women and their families. EHS programs enhance children's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development; assist pregnant women to access comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care; support parents' efforts to fulfill their parental roles; and help parents move toward self- sufficiency. Head Starts Purpose

5 Head Start Today Head Start is administered by the Office of Head Start (OHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In 2009, Head Start Enrollment was 904,153 children across the US. Since 1965, Head Start has provided comprehensive services to nearly 30 million children and their families Head Start is administered by the Office of Head Start (OHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In 2009, Head Start Enrollment was 904,153 children across the US. Since 1965, Head Start has provided comprehensive services to nearly 30 million children and their families

6 Serve 1,340 children and families 26 Centers including partnerships with 14 area ISDs and the YWCA in Lubbock. Reach 12 counties Serve 1,340 children and families 26 Centers including partnerships with 14 area ISDs and the YWCA in Lubbock. Reach 12 counties SPCAA HS and EHS

7 Early Head Start…The Beginning In September of 1995, under the Bill Clinton administration, the first Early Head Start grants were given. Services are for: Newborn to 3-years-old Pregnant Women Prenatal education, birth defects & low birth weights, drug & alcohol abuse In September of 1995, under the Bill Clinton administration, the first Early Head Start grants were given. Services are for: Newborn to 3-years-old Pregnant Women Prenatal education, birth defects & low birth weights, drug & alcohol abuse

8 South Plains Community Action Association Head Start & Early Head Start Division Services Education Health Mental Health & Disabilities Family Support Education Health Mental Health & Disabilities Family Support

9 South Plains Community Action Association Head Start & Early Head Start Division Education School Readiness Language Motor Skills Comprehension Decision Making Creativity Positive Parenting Healthy Pregnancy (EHS) School Readiness Language Motor Skills Comprehension Decision Making Creativity Positive Parenting Healthy Pregnancy (EHS)

10 South Plains Community Action Association Head Start & Early Head Start Division Health Immunizations Physicals Dental Checkups Vision & Hearing Screenings Refer for Special Procedures Healthy Meals and Snacks Tooth brushing Immunizations Physicals Dental Checkups Vision & Hearing Screenings Refer for Special Procedures Healthy Meals and Snacks Tooth brushing

11 South Plains Community Action Association Head Start & Early Head Start Division Mental Health & Disabilities 10% funded enrollment Assessments and Screenings Referrals Follow-up Transition 10% funded enrollment Assessments and Screenings Referrals Follow-up Transition

12 South Plains Community Action Association Head Start & Early Head Start Division Family Support Family Support Workers Family Partnership Agreements Family Contacts Trainings & Conferences Parent Ideas for Lesson Plans Parent Involvement Parent Committees & Policy Council Family Support Workers Family Partnership Agreements Family Contacts Trainings & Conferences Parent Ideas for Lesson Plans Parent Involvement Parent Committees & Policy Council

13 South Plains Community Action Association Head Start & Early Head Start Division Who Qualifies? Head Start: Children 3-years-old by September 1 st Early Head Start: Pregnant Mothers and Children 0-3 Both: - Income: Includes some slots for above income families - Family Situation: Foster, Single Parents, Working, etc. - Homelessness - Disabilities Age and Income Head Start: Children 3-years-old by September 1 st Early Head Start: Pregnant Mothers and Children 0-3 Both: - Income: Includes some slots for above income families - Family Situation: Foster, Single Parents, Working, etc. - Homelessness - Disabilities Age and Income

14 South Plains Community Action Association Head Start & Early Head Start Division Head Start Grantee Sites Lubbock- Eddie Richardson Center (HS) & Shapes Academy (HS) Levelland- Levelland Building Blocks (HS) Littlefield- Little Steps (HS) Plainview- Creative Zones (HS & EHS), Hale County Home Based (HS) Post- Windham Center (HS & EHS) and Garza County Home Based (EHS) Denver City- Future Success (HS) Brownfield- Terry County Home Base (EHS) Lubbock- Eddie Richardson Center (HS) & Shapes Academy (HS) Levelland- Levelland Building Blocks (HS) Littlefield- Little Steps (HS) Plainview- Creative Zones (HS & EHS), Hale County Home Based (HS) Post- Windham Center (HS & EHS) and Garza County Home Based (EHS) Denver City- Future Success (HS) Brownfield- Terry County Home Base (EHS)

15 South Plains Community Action Association Head Start & Early Head Start Division Head Start Partner Sites Brownfield ISD Crosbyton ISD Floydada ISD Levelland ISD Littlefield ISD Lorenzo ISD Morton ISD Muleshoe ISD ODonnell ISD Olton ISD Ropesville ISD Smyer ISD Sudan ISD Slaton ISD Brownfield ISD Crosbyton ISD Floydada ISD Levelland ISD Littlefield ISD Lorenzo ISD Morton ISD Muleshoe ISD ODonnell ISD Olton ISD Ropesville ISD Smyer ISD Sudan ISD Slaton ISD * Lubbock YWCA Legacy- CDC

16 South Plains Community Action Association Head Start & Early Head Start Division Early Head Start Centers Post: Windham Early Head Start & Garza County Early Head Start Home Based Brownfield: Terry County Home Based Early Head Start Plainview: Creative Zones Early Head Start Post: Windham Early Head Start & Garza County Early Head Start Home Based Brownfield: Terry County Home Based Early Head Start Plainview: Creative Zones Early Head Start

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18 South Plains Community Action Association Head Start & Early Head Start Division How to Apply Recruitment begins April 1, Enrollment May 1 st (806) or Recruitment Meeting: Birth Certificate Shot Record Proof of Income Medicaid/Insurance Card Recruitment begins April 1, Enrollment May 1 st (806) or Recruitment Meeting: Birth Certificate Shot Record Proof of Income Medicaid/Insurance Card

19 South Plains Community Action Association Head Start & Early Head Start Division Volunteer Opportunities Classroom Volunteer Family Support Volunteer Clerical & Reception Volunteer Facility Care Volunteer Health Volunteer Food and Nutrition Volunteers Outreach Volunteer Management Volunteer Classroom Volunteer Family Support Volunteer Clerical & Reception Volunteer Facility Care Volunteer Health Volunteer Food and Nutrition Volunteers Outreach Volunteer Management Volunteer

20 South Plains Community Action Association Head Start & Early Head Start Division Gold Volunteer A volunteer who provides services at any site while children are in care no more than 2 days in a 30-day period. These volunteers must never be left alone with children/a child. Gold Volunteers need an Application Gold Volunteer A volunteer who provides services at any site while children are in care no more than 2 days in a 30-day period. These volunteers must never be left alone with children/a child. Gold Volunteers need an Application

21 South Plains Community Action Association Head Start & Early Head Start Division Red Volunteer Application Signed Handbook TB Letter Background Check Form Background Check Personnel Information Record Notarized Affidavit Personnel Training Page Red Volunteer A volunteer who provides services at a grantee site while children are in care more than 2 days in a 30-day period. These volunteers must never be left alone with children/a child.

22 Theory

23 Core Values

24 Mission

25 South Plains Community Action Association Head Start & Early Head Start Division

26 South Plains Community Action Association Head Start & Early Head Start Division Q & A


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