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1 THE GOAL: 6 million Enrolled in High Quality Preschool by 2020

2 Obama Calls for Preschool Enrollment of 6 Million by 2020 "If we make high-quality preschool available to every child, not only will we give our kids a safe place to learn and grow while their parents go to work; we'll give them the start that they need to succeed in school, and earn higher wages, and form more stable families of their own. In fact, today, I'm setting a new goal: By the end of this decade, let's enroll 6 million children in high-quality preschool. That is an achievable goal that we know will make our workforce stronger." - President Obama

3 History of Head Start  The Head Start Program – founded in 1965 as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s war on poverty to provide comprehensive early childhood education, health, and nutrition to low- income children – has grown steadily in the last 50 years  Head Start was originally conceived as a catch- up summer school program that would teach low- income children in a few weeks what they needed to know to start elementary school.  Eligibility Requirements: Age of Child & Family income  The Head Start Act of 1981 expanded the program.

4 History of Head Start Continued  Head Start is one of the longest-running programs attempting to address systemic poverty in the United States.  In September of 1995, under the Clinton administration, the first Early Head Start grants were given.  As of late 2005, more than 22 million children had participated  As of 2012, there were 1,600 organizations operating Head Start and Early Head Start, programs cumulatively serving 1,130,000 children ages birth to 5, and pregnant women  And as of 2014, the Head Start annual budget was $8.6 billion

5 Office of Head Start Administration for Children and Families U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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7 Office of Head Start Policy Five Year Grant Periods Designation Renewal Process Leadership/Direction Funding Opportunity Announcements Regulations Performance Standards Priorities School Readiness Parent Engagement Comprehensive Services

8 Office of Head Start, Region X  Federal Oversight  Grants (Program Services & Fiscal)  Provides policy interpretation  Monitors program services quality  Provides training and technical assistance  Collaboration  State Partners  Childcare  Regional Priorities:  Quality Programming and Operations  School Readiness  Parent Engagement  State Collaboration Director  PIR Data

9 Summary of WA Projected Funding and Enrollment Program TypeAgenciesChildrenOperation Dollars HSEHSHSEHS HS92,544 $ 22,252, HS/EHS227,2941,967 $ 68,564, $ 25,219, EHS5 640 $ 8,798, TOTAL 9,8382,607 $ 90,816, $ 34,018,506.00

10 2013 National, Region X & WA State CLASS Domain Scores From Federal Monitoring Reports & ECLKC

11 2012 National, Region X & WA State CLASS Domain Scores From Federal Monitoring Reports & ECLKC

12 Preschool Teacher Staff Qualifications PIR Data 2013 & 2014 PIR Year WA State – Number of Center-Based option classes serving preschool-aged children where at least one teacher has an advanced/ baccalaureate/associate degree in ECE or related field with experience teaching preschool age children National – Number of Center-Based option classes serving preschool-aged children where at least one teacher has an advanced/ baccalaureate/associate degree in ECE or related field with experience teaching preschool age children %89.43% %89.73%

13 Infant/Toddler Teacher Staff Qualifications PIR Data 2013 & 2014 PIR Year WA State - Infant/Toddler Teachers with a CDA or higher in ECE with an Infant/Toddler focus (or other related field) National – Infant/Toddler Teachers with a CDA or higher in ECE with an Infant/Toddler focus (or other related field) %93.88% %95.36%

14 Region X OHS Priorities  Quality Programming  School Readiness  Family Engagement  Certified Teachers

15 Looking Toward The Future  Funding Opportunities  Early Head Start/Child Care Partnership grants  Preschool Development Grant: US Departments of Education and HHS Expansion Grants  Revised Performance Standards  Super Circulars

16 “IT ALWAYS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL IT’S DONE” - NELSON MANDELA 6 Million Enrolled in High Quality Preschool by 2020


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