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1 Overview of Head Start Program Collaboration Office Board of Early Education and Care February 9, 2010

2 2 State Collaboration Offices Requirements of the Head Start Act of 2007

3 Head Start- Investing in the Future of MA 3 Head Start Collaboration Offices Requirements of the HS Act of 2007 Background: Head Start Collaboration Offices (HSSCO) are federally funded and charged with facilitating or enhancing coordination and collaboration of Head Start services provided by Head Start agencies with other state and local agencies providing early child development services designed to benefit low-income families. Purpose: Improve coordination and delivery of early childhood education and development services to children birth to age five in the State. Head Start Act of 2007-Section 642B

4 Head Start Collaboration Offices Requirements of the HS Act of Responsibilities: Promote alignment of curricula used in Head Start programs and continuity of services with the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework and, as appropriate, State early learning standards. Promote better linkages between Head Start agencies and other child and family agencies, including agencies that provide health, mental health, or family services, or other child or family supportive services, such as disabilities services to children birth to five years old. Enhance collaboration and coordination of Head Start services by Head Start agencies with other entities providing early childhood education and development services. Head Start Act of 2007-Section 642B

5 5 Head Start- Investing in the Future of MA HSSCO Priority Areas: 1.Expand and improve early childhood education opportunities* 2.Support dual language learners and their families * 3.Improve access to health care services 4.Collaboration with welfare systems 5.Improve quality systems of service delivery & professional development 6.Initiate interaction with community service 7.Improve access to family literacy services 8.Improve opportunities for children with disabilities 9.Increase access to services for homeless children 10.Support the implementation of EHS programs and services provided to pregnant women, infant, and toddlers

6 Head Start- Investing in the future of MA 6 HSSCO MA -Strategic Plan –FY 2010 HSSCO Strategic Plan: Under the reauthorization of the Head Start School Readiness Act, the Head Start State Collaboration Office is mandated to develop a strategic plan that is based on the needs assessment of Head Start agencies in the state and OHS national priority areas with respect to collaboration, coordination, and alignment of services. (642B of HS Act of 2007) In developing a comprehensive Early Education and Care Strategic Plan, the MA HSSCO plan also includes and aligns its goals, objectives, and activities with EECs Strategic Five-Year Plan which includes: Quality, Family Support, Access & Affordability, Workforce, Communication, & Infrastructure to support a system of Early Education and Care.

7 7 HSSC0 MA -Strategic Plan FY 2010 EEC Strategic Direction(s) HSSCO Priority Areas Overview The following areas include, but are not limited, to the following: 1.QualityEarly Education/Child Development (i.e. transition and alignments with K-12*,ongoing communication with LEAs, coordinating activities with LEAs & developing MOUs *, alignment of curriculum with HS Child Outcomes framework and State early learning standards, as appropriate, transition activities, etc) 2.Family Support, Access & Affordability Dual Language Learners and their families (i.e. explore across training opportunities*, assist HS programs to better meet the needs of immigrant, refugee, migrant, seasonal & non-native English speaking families, expand licensing opportunities for immigrants and refugees, state interagency agreements, continue work with ORI, and the Governors Advisory Council on Immigrants and refugees, etc) Services to homeless families and children (i.e. connect with local LEA McKinney Liaisons*, cross training, shared best practices, continue work with preschool McKinney Vento Act group, continue work with ICHH, etc) Health and Mental Health Services (i.e. oral health, Emergency Preparedness, implementation of uniform medical release*, expand mental health services, etc) *=Include areas identified in the MA-HSSCO Needs Assessment 09

8 HSSCO MA-Strategic Plan FY 2010 EEC Strategic Direction(s) HSSCO Priority Areas Overview The following areas include, but are not limited, to the following: 3.WorkforceCollaboration and Partnership (i.e. Develop state level partnerships with Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to assist HS & ECE educators to obtain AA & BA degrees*, work with MA T/TA State Based Office to expand opportunities for collaboration for the field of early education*, explore mentoring opportunities for field of early education and care, CLASS/QRIS collaborations and trainings, extend Mind in the Making (MITM) and CSEFEL into early childhood practice throughout Massachusetts, 4.Communication Assist HS programs to obtain affordable telecommunications & Internet access by qualifying for the E-Rate discount for schools & libraries administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). Expand public awareness of HS programs & services to increase HSs visibility& promote better understanding of HS services. 5.InfrastructureState Advisory Council (SAC)- development and implementation (i.e. incorporate HS data in EECs unified IT system, coordinate Centers of Excellence Nomination Application process, coordinate activities of the SAC, integrate findings of the HSSCO Needs Assessment in the Strategic Plan, etc) 8 *=Include areas identified in the MA-HSSCO Needs Assessment 09

9 HSSCO MA-Strategic Plan FY 2010 Next Steps: (Discussion) Input HSSCO Priority Areas -FY 2010 SAC –Development and Implementation (EEC-Infrastructure) 9

10 HEADSTART PROGRAM DATA 10

11 11 Head Start Programs in Massachusetts The Geographic Representation Across MA Head Start provides services to 15,662 children & 14,754families in over 380 communities in Massachusetts in FY 09. Program Information Report FY 09/ Data Transportation Services provided to 5,356 students (34.45% of participants)

12 29 Head Start Supplemental Grantees EEC HS-Supplemental Allocation FY 09/10 12 HS Agency & EEC State Supplemental Funds HS Agency & EEC State Supplemental Funds HS Agency & EEC State Supplemental Funds ACTION FOR BOSTON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT $1,738,208 COMMUNITY ACTION OF FRANKLIN, HAMPSHIRE AND N. QUABBIN $288,020 HEALTH EDUCATION SERVICES, INC $156,761 BERKSHIRE COUNTY HEAD START DEVELOPMENT $243,597 COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS- INTERCITY, INC $266,388 HOLYOKE-CHICOPEE-SPRINGFIELD HEAD START INC. $565,766 CAPE COD CHILD DEVELOPMENT, INC. $217,372 COMMUNITY ACTION, INC $149,653 LYNN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, INC $303,773 CITIZENS FOR CITIZENS, INC $254,908 COMMUNITY TEAMWORK, INC $322,586 MARTHA'S VINEYARD COMMUNITY SERVICES $23,884 COMMUNITIES UNITED $218,128 DIMOCK COMMUNITY SERVICES CORPORATION $58,211 MONTACHUSETT OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL, INC $253,801 COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY OF SOMERVILLE $392,919 GREATER LAWRENCE COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL, INC $246,181 PATHWAYS FOR CHILDREN, INC. $90,792 PEOPLE ACTING IN COMMUNITY ENDEAVORS $188,607 SOUTH MIDDLESEX OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL $260,536 WESTFIELD SCHOOL COMMITTEE $97,59 QUINCY COMMUNITY ACTION, INC. $217,373 SOUTH SHORE COMTY. ACTION COUNCIL, INC. $98,452 WORCESTER COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL, INC $82,944 SELF HELP, INC $478,132 TRI-CITY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM, INC $151,339 WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS $496, 506 SOMERVILLE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION $12,455 TRIUMPH, INC $161,360 TOTAL FUNDS: $8 Million

13 Agency Types Represented: Community Action Agency (CAA) :26 grantees School System (public/private): 2 grantees Private/Public Non-Profit (non CAA, church): 14 grantees 13 Head Start 42 Grantees in Massachusetts PIR Count PIR FY 2008 Data; The Ripples Group, June 2009 Needs Assessment Program TypeGranteesParticipants Federal Funded Preschool grantees2912,390 Early Head Start grantees12846 Migrant/Seasonal grantee:199

14 Head Start & Early Head Start ARRA Expansion FY HS and EHS Grantee Name Head Start ARRA Expansion Enrollment Early Head Start ARRA Expansion EnrollmentTotal Enrollment *COMMUNITY ACTION, INC *ASSOCIATES FOR HUMAN SERVICES, INC042 *SOUTH SHORE DAY CARE SERVICES, INC.072 *ACTION FOR BOSTON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT480 *WORCESTER COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL, INC170 *LYNN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, INC080 *COMMUNITY TEAMWORK, INC *COMMUNITY ACTION OF FRANKLIN, HAMPSHIRE AND N QUABBIN026 *TRIUMPH, INC *WESTFIELD SCHOOL COMMITTEE150 *SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL, INC *QUINCY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM, INC048 *SOMERVILLE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION022 TOTAL

15 PIR 09 There are over 239 Head Start sites and 707 classes operating in MA Head Start PIR FY 2009 data & ACF/OHS data 2009 Program Type# of Children% of Children Center-based Full Day (5 days per week) 4, % Center-based Part Day (5 days per week) 6, % Of these, the number in double sessions % Center-based Full Day (4 days per week) 00% Center-based Part Day (4 days per week) 1, % Of these, the number in double sessions % Combination Option Program % Locally Designed Option (meet needs of local community i.e. shelters) % Home-based Program % Family Child Care Option % Total 12,874


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