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Wait List Overview Board Meeting September 18, 2012.

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1 Wait List Overview Board Meeting September 18, 2012

2 Wait List Overview - Agenda KinderWait Overview Description and functionality Basic Wait List information Wait List data by age group Summer Wait List information Sibling wait list information Head Start and Early Head Start 2

3 KinderWait Overview KinderWait is EECs web-based central waitlist system that was launched in summer of 2011. Main functions include: Application intake for Income Eligible children. Performs an eligibility check and identifies the Eligibility (No Eligible Program, Income Eligible, Head start) Waitlist management: Tracks family application status. Supplies Providers with information regarding families that meet their enrollment criteria. 3

4 KinderWait access Who has access to KinderWait? EEC Regional Offices Contract Providers CCRRs Mass211 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Programs KinderWait client access is available to those families that are on the waitlist. When families are added to the waitlist they are offered online access to a self service tool. They can update their application as needed and access their information. A future KinderWait release will add the ability for families to view their status and to see from whom they have received available funding notifications. 4

5 Age Groups Definitions Data presented falls into the following age groups: Infant: 0 to 14 months Toddler: 15 to 32 months Preschool: 33 to 59 months School age: 60 months and above 5

6 Number of Active Children on the Wait List by age group MonthInfantToddlerPreschoolSchool age Total Aug 2011 3,589 4,825 6,168 8,022 22,604 Sept 2011 4,120 5,630 8,132 9,022 26,904 Oct 2011 4,431 6,154 8,866 10,325 29,776 Nov 2011 4,600 6,547 9,472 11,362 31,981 Dec 2011 4,804 6,970 10,072 12,287 34,133 Jan 2012 4,882 7,309 10,630 13,151 35,972 Feb 2012 4,956 7,691 11,254 14,129 38,030 March 2012 4,967 8,109 11,858 15,058 39,992 April 2012 5,072 8,534 12,684 15,145 41,435 May 2012 5,038 8,885 13,378 16,155 43,456 Jun 2012 5,020 9,163 14,198 17,388 45,769 July 2012 5,002 9,458 14,751 18,497 47,708 Aug 2012 5,129 9,722 15,239 19,468 49,558 6

7 School Age distribution for children on the Wait List 7 School Age Number of Children 54819 63305 72535 82349 92044 101765 111435 121115 1391 Above 134 TOTAL19462 As of August 2012

8 Number of Active Children on the Wait List by EEC Region Age 123456Total Infant 640542133479962111935129 Toddler 132690025531472137021019722 Preschool 17641432398625612556294015239 School Age 24421851531632943045352019468 8 Data is as of 8/1/2012

9 Duration on Wait List prior to enrollment (Aug 2011 to Aug 2012) AgeNumber enrolled in last year Average Days (Months) Std Deviation (Months) Median (Months) Infant570 152 (5.1)142 (4.8)122 (4.1) Toddler1266 175 (5.9)171 (5.7)119 (3.9) Preschool3331 124 (4.1)142 (4.7)66 (2.2) School Age3505 107 (3.6)151 (5.0)43 (1.4) 9

10 10 Average time on wait list for children enrolled in last 90 days (May 2012 - Aug 2012) Infants had the lowest waiting period(5.3 months) while Toddlers had the highest (8 months)

11 Summer 2012 Wait List information Summer Only Wait List children refer to School Age children only (60 months of age or older) 11 20112012 Number of Children on the Wait List with priority code of Summer Only 4021289 Number of Available Funding Letters sent 3101194 Number of Children that were enrolled in Summer from Wait List 38139 Note: 2011 numbers are lower due to newness of KinderWait application (launched in 2011)

12 Number of siblings of children enrolled on the Wait List by region Age 123456Totals Infant1398820898110216859 Toddler2111512921151972901256 Preschool4302755782443525752454 School Age13107311714812125917017527 12

13 Number of Children who received Funding Letter and Number of AFLs sent (Aug 2011 to Aug 2012) Age GroupNo. of Children who received Funding Letters No. of AFLs sent Infant 2,049 2,745 Toddler 3,252 4,103 Preschool 7,36411,247 School Age 4,669 6,247 Total16,86224,342 13

14 Number of children enrolled in last 90 days (May 2012 - Aug 2012) 14

15 Children that may be eligible for Head Start and Early Head Start Number of Children Average days (months) Standard Dev Median Head Start12,417300 (10 months) 188300 Early Head Start3,950271 (9 months) 204248 15 As of August 2012 The Head Start Program is a nationally funded program that promotes school readiness through quality early educational experiences and services including: Health, Mental Health, Nutrition, Social Services and Parent Involvement. Early Head Start program was established to serve children from birth to 35 months of age. Early Head Start Program promotes healthy prenatal outcomes, healthy families and infant and toddler development.


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