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EASTERN OREGON HEAD START 2012-2013 ANNUAL REPORT Offering dedicated services to Baker and Union Counties since 1968.

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1 EASTERN OREGON HEAD START ANNUAL REPORT Offering dedicated services to Baker and Union Counties since 1968

2 Dear Community Members, I want to share with you little about myself and my work at Head Start. I began my career at Head Start in 1991 as a teacher. I taught for eleven years and then moved into the Education Supervisor position. I held this position for seven years before becoming the Program Director. I have been in this position for the past four years. Over the years I have observed many changes in our Head Start program, but one thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to providing high quality comprehensive services to children and families. With the economic climate being the way it is, our waiting list has increased for families needing our services. We will have 177 enrolled children in Union and Baker Counties in the school year. We were able to save slots for next year even with our sequester cuts. Our program always sets many goals for ourselves, but last year we began focusing on the collaboration with school districts and the community to improve “school readiness” for children transitioning into kindergarten. Although, Eastern Oregon Head Start has always prepared children for public school, it should be noted that we are meeting the rigorous requirements and continuing to provide a high quality program. I would like to thank all of our Community Partners that have supported us and continue to do so! Sincerely, Jan Goodrick Director Eastern Oregon Head Start

3 Quality Instruction Health and Nutrition Services Social Services Our Holistic Approach to Education Quality Instruction Health and Nutrition Services Social Services Our Holistic Approach to Education PUBLIC REPORT Eastern Oregon Head Start is a Federally And State funded program that provides comprehensive services for families in Union and Baker Counties

4 BUDGET EXPENDITURES Total Budget: $1,669,228 (includes CACFP Reimbursement)

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6 SERVCES FOR OUR CHILDREN Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. The Head Start staff recognize that parents are the first and most important teachers of their children. We welcome parent involvement in Head Start activities, and work as partners with parents to help all children progress. Head Start staff members give all children love, acceptance, understanding, and the opportunity to learn and experience success. Head Start children socialize with others, solve problems, and have other experiences which help them become self- confident. The children also improve their listening and speaking skills, including specialized services for Dual Language Learners.

7 SERVCES FOR OUR CHILDREN At Head Start, children spend time in stimulating settings where they form good habits and enjoy playing with toys and working on tasks with classmates. Children will leave Head Start more prepared for kindergarten, excited about learning, and ready to succeed. Head Start children are examined by skilled professionals for any health problems. Professionals will arrange vision and hearing tests and any needed immunizations. Head Start offers a nutrition assessment and dental exams as well. Children with health needs receive follow-up care. Mental, behavioral health and other services are available for children and families who wish to receive them.

8 100% of our families established a family partnership goal and were supported by our staff and community to complete it. The family partnership goal is based on an area the family identifies as needing improvement such as fiscal responsibility, continuing education, employment, or health and nutrition.

9 The number of families and the type of service that Head Start provided or referred for this year.

10 PARENTS ARE A CHILD’S FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT TEACHERS Head Start offers parents opportunities and support as they identify and meet their own goals, nurture their children in the context of their families and cultures, and advocate for communities that support children and families of all cultures. The Head Start staff recognize parents are the first and most important teachers of their children. We welcome parent involvement in Head Start activities, and will work as partners with you to help your child progress. The following are a few examples of our commitment to parent involvement in our program: -Monthly Policy Council meetings -Activity nights -Monthly parent club meetings -Parent trainings -ESL courses for adults -Community garden -Dealing with difficult behavior classes -Nutrition classes -Field trips -Special class days

11 The Children We Serve: 202 Cumulative enrolled 177 Monthly enrollment 129 Below poverty line 21 Homeless 34 Hispanic or Latino 16 Biracial/Multi-racial 24 American Indian 41 Three year olds 161 Four year olds

12 100% had health insurance 96% were up to date with all preventive health care 100% received needed medical follow up 100% were up to date with all immunizations 95% received a dental exam 93% of dental follow up was completed 100% were screened for vision and hearing Our successes with children in health that completed the program year:

13 Our Success in Transitioning Students and Families into Kindergarten: School Readiness Eastern Oregon Head Start serves families within the context of their community. We strive to collaborate with community partners and local school districts in order to provide the highest level of services to children and families.  Head Start has formal transition agreements in place with local school districts  Head Start Teachers:  Attend individual planning meetings  Visit Kindergartens with the children  Provide documentation to the public schools  Work with parents to ensure smooth transition into public schools

14 Outcomes Report Data collected from TS-Gold Widely Held Expectation Report

15 Outcomes Report Outcomes Report Data collected from TS-Gold Widely Held Expectation Report from TS-Gold Widely Held Expectations Report

16 Please continue to support your local Head Start! Please call for any inquiries


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