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1 State Advisory Council (SAC)on Early Childhood Education & Care Massachusetts Head Start Services Board of Early Education and Care February 9,

2 2 Overview of MA Head Start & Early Head Start Programs & Services

3 Head Start - Investing in the Future of Massachusetts Background/Purpose Head Start is an early education and comprehensive child development program that serves low-income children from birth to age 5 and their families, as well as families pre-birth. It is administered by the Office of Head Start (OHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The goal of Head Start is to increase the school readiness of young children from low-income families and prepare them for later learning. It is also a two-generational program that promotes family engagement, and provides family support and social services to prenatal families and families of all enrolled children. 3

4 Head Start - Investing in the Future of Massachusetts Examples of Head Start Prevention, Promotion and Early Intervention Screening - Cognitive, developmental, behavioral, sensory (vision & hearing); determining childrens oral health status; referring children for services if needed Individualized learning & formative assessment; preschool programs use the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework Monitoring childrens health status including their nutritional status; requiring dental examinations; linking children to medical and dental homes Soliciting parental information, observations, and concerns about their child's mental health and responding to the identified behavioral and mental health concerns of an individual child or group of children Promoting family engagement, family literacy & other activities to support parents as their childs first educator Providing family support services to help families achieve and maintain self-sufficiency 4

5 5 Head Start - Investing in the Future of Massachusetts Geographic Representation across MA Programs provided services to: 15,623 children, 116 pregnant women, & 14,754 families in over 380 communities in Massachusetts Head Start Program Information Report Transportation Services provided to 5,356 students (34.45% of participants )

6 Head Start Federal Funds in Massachusetts (FY2009) 6 Funding Source (OHS Federal and/or State Funds) Allocation FY 2009 HS Base-Federal funds (ACF/OHS) total $98,955,882 EHS Base-Federal funds (ACF/OHS) total $9,553,600 HS COLA Federal funds total$3,022,693 EHS COLA Federal funds total$292,341 HS Training$979,012 EHS Training$237,687 Total Federal Funding HS & EHS$113,041,215 ACF/OHS -FY09 Data The annual COLA is based on Consumer Price Index (CPI). From FY programs experienced a real cut of 13% when adjusted for inflation and for the first time since 1955 the CPI is currently projected to decrease.

7 7 Funding Source (OHS Federal / State Funds) AllocationComment FY 10 HS/ARRA Expansion Federal funds $1,042,222ARRA grant will end 2011 HS Quality/ARRA COLA Federal funds total $6,320,2021 Time Award 2009 only will not carry 2010 (ARRA grant) EHS Quality/ARRA COLA Federal funds total $632,9811 Time Award 2009 only will not carry 2010 (ARRA grant) FY 10 EHS Expansion Federal funds $4,111,186ARRA grant will end 2011 Total MA ARRA Federal funding$12,106,591 Head Start Funds ARRA Federal Funds in MA (one-time only) ACF/OHS –FY09 & 10 Data MA EHS Expansion - ARRA Award Recipients* *Community Teamwork, Inc., Lowell *Lynn Economic Opportunity, Inc. Lynn *Quincy Community Action Program, Inc., Quincy *Triumph, Inc., Taunton *Somerville Mental Health Association, Somerville *South Shore Community Action Council, Inc. *Associates for Human Services, Taunton Plymouth *Community Action, Inc. Haverhill *Community Action Franklin, Hampshire and No Quabbin Regions, Inc. Greenfield *South Shore Day Care Services, Inc., Weymouth

8 8 Funding SourceAllocation FY 2009 Description HS State Supplemental $8 Million Provides state supplemental salary grants for federally funded Head Start agencies to support their programs. Funds are also used by agencies toward meeting matching requirements for federal Head Start funds. Funds also support expansion of enrollment services for314 children Financial Subsidies (Voucher and Contracts) $ 28,598,492 3,503 slots are supported through voucher and contracted slots (Used wrap around rate) Total$36,598,492 Head Start Funds MA State Supplemental Funds ACF/OHS -FY09 Data

9 Agency Types Represented: Community Action Agency (CAA): 25 programs School System (public/private): 2 programs Private/Public Non-Profit (non CAA, church): 15 programs 9 Head Start 42 Programs in Total MA PIR Count FY 2009 Program Information Report Program TypeGranteesFederal Funded Enrollment Preschool2911,859 Early Head Start Migrant/Seasonal1 73

10 10 Head Start - Investing in the Future of Massachusetts Number of Children Enrolled in EHS/HS Programs (by Age) 1 1 Does not include Migrant/Seasonal children 2009 Head Start Program Information Report EARLY HEAD START HEAD START

11 11 Program Type Current Enrollment ARRA Enrollment Head Start11,788*151 Early Head Start MA Total12, Migrant/Seasonal Total MA Funding** $116,800,000 Head Start - Investing in the Future of Massachusetts FY 10 MA Funded Enrollment Including ARRA Expansion (Until ) Region I, Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and Families, January 2010 *Includes 272 State-funded enrollment slots ** Does not include Migrant/Seasonal Funding

12 12 Type of Assistance Head StartEarly Head StartHS and EHS Total Voucher Slots Contract Slots Total slots ,503 Head Start EEC Financial Assistance (FY2009) Data from :EEC Financial Assistance Data-Base – October 09 and 2009 PIR Children enrolled in Head Start & Early Head Start Child Care Partner Enrollment: 520 Children (3.34% of total participants)

13 Head Start & Early Head Start Enrollment in FY Federal Funds Administered by ACF (directly allocated to local programs – not including enrollment of migrant children) State Funds Administered by EEC Total Funded Enrollment: 12,705 HS funded slots: 11,859 EHS funded slots: 846 State Child Care Subsidized Total: 3,503 (voucher & contract slots) Actual Enrollment: 15,662 (total participants) Total children enrolled in slots: 15,546 Pregnant women enrolled slots (home based): 116 HS State Supplemental Funds Expands enrollment services to 314 children FY 10 ARRA HS Expansion Funds: Slots:151 FY 10 ARRA EHS Funds: 586 Slots Total: 737* *(ends 2011) TOTAL: 3717 Data from PIR FY 2009, EEC Data Based Management Oct. 09, OHS Regional Office, and EEC Supplemental Grant 09

14 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

15 Head Start Program Information Report Head Start - Investing in the Future of Massachusetts Family Services Provided Number of Families Head Start also served 1,000 Homeless Families 13,536 families (92% of all families) received at least one service

16 Head Start - Investing in the Future of Massachusetts Improving School Readiness & Promoting Long-Term Success: The Head Start Roadmap to Excellence Revise Head Start Program Performance Standards to: Incorporate the latest evidence on teacher-child interactions and predictors of school success Emphasize foundational literacy, math, and science skills, and promote childrens healthy social emotional and physical development Incorporate new research showing that family engagement in childrens learning is crucial to achieving positive educational outcomes for children Incorporate best practices on family engagement including an increased emphasis on family literacy Implement the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) to evaluate the quality of teaching and learning activities in the classroom Further strengthen Early Head Start Quality Standards Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act 2007, 42-USC 16

17 Head Start - Investing in the Future of Massachusetts Improving School Readiness & Promoting Long-Term Success: The Head Start Roadmap to Excellence Disseminate current research and best practices through National Centers of Early Childhood Excellence: Early Head Start National Resource Center Center on Quality Teaching and Learning Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness Center on Program Management, Design, and Fiscal Operations Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Center on Health, Nutrition, Dental, and Mental Health 17

18 Head Start - Investing in the Future of Massachusetts Improving School Readiness & Promoting Long-Term Success: The Head Start Roadmap to Excellence Increase Accountability: Re-compete Head Start grants that are not providing quality comprehensive services to provide a strong incentive for programs to strive for the highest quality ratings Enhance the monitoring process to improve how quality is measured including new assessments of teacher-child interactions Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act 2007, 42-USC 18

19 Head Start - Investing in the Future of Massachusetts Improving School Readiness & Promoting Long-Term Success: The Head Start Roadmap to Excellence Strengthen Collaboration with Early Childhood Entities at the Local, State, and Federal Levels: Promote interoperability between the Head Start data system(s) and those of state preschool and K–3 systems Promote continuity of services and effective transition of Head Start children into the public schools Collaborate with institutions of Higher Education to promote professional development through education and credentialing programs for early childhood providers in states Encourage the inclusion of Head Start Program Performance Standards in state Quality Rating and Improvement Systems and support the participation of Head Start programs in QRIS Bring together key early childhood decision-makers, including representatives of Head Start, to plan the development of state early childhood systems Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act 2007, 42-USC 19


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