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OHS Head Start Program Performance Standards Orientation Family and Community Engagement Subparts E 1
WELCOME! 100% of parents said the program made them feel welcome 98. 10% of parents said that Family Goal setting is helpful. 100% of parents said they were involved in developing educational goals for their child.
The Cornerstone of our work…
Overview Subpart E Family and Community Engagement Program Services § 1302. 50 Family engagement. § 1302. 51 Parent activities to promote child learning and development. § 1302. 52 Family partnership services. § 1302. 53 Community partnerships and coordination with other early childhood and education programs. .
Subpart E - Family and Community Engagement Program Services • Family engagement strategies should be integrated throughout program systems and services. • Share benefits of bilingualism and bi-literacy with families • Offer research-based parenting curriculum • Assess family strengths across PFCE Framework Outcomes • Triage family support services • Set individualized goals with families using PFCE Framework Outcomes as a road map that • Family goals should result in a family partnership agreement • Track program and family progress toward goals • Partner with local organizations to support families and local/state systems (new language relates to Medicaid/managed care, banks and asset-building orgs and Mc. Kinney-Vento liaisons)
NICAO PFCE Goals PFCE Goal #1 Provide take home activities for parents and children to work on together that will enhance the child’s school readiness goals and increase parent’s observational skills. • Effort – increase % of enrolled families who will participate in completing take home activities. Family participation levels stayed the same at 95% from (15 -16) to (16 -17) • Effect – increase number of parents reporting through home activities they have developed shared mutual interests with their child. The % of families that stated they enjoyed doing the activity with their child increased from 97% (15 -16) to 99% (16 -17) 7
NICAO PFCE Goals PFCE Goal #2 Provide a health/safety event that will educate families and allow them to enhance social well being and connections to their community. • Effort – increase the % of enrolled families who will participate in the health/safety event. Participation levels increased from 25% (15 -16) to 48% (16 -17) • Effect – of those who participate, increase the % of families who report they implemented safety strategies at home. The % of families reporting they implemented learned safety strategies at home decreased from 93% (15 -16) to 85% (16 -17) 8
NICAO PFCE Goals PFCE Goal #3 Provide a literacy/math event that will educate families and allow them to help nurture their child’s learning and development. • Effort – increase the % of enrolled families who will participate in the literacy/math event. Participation levels increased from 17% (15 -16) to 48% (16 -17) • Effect – parents report a higher frequency of completing literacy or math activities with their children in their home. The % of families that reported completing literacy or math activities at home with their children decreased from 89% (15 -16) to 75% (16 -17) 9
NICAO PFCE Goals PFCE Goal #4 NICAO Head Start parents will attend kindergarten registration/round-up or other transition activities that will strengthen their understanding of their role in supporting their child’s transition to school. • Effort – increase the % of enrolled families of kindergarten age children will participate in transition activities. The % of families that participated in transition activities increased from 76% (15 -16) to 92% (16 -17) • Effect – of those families, an increased % in the growth of parent/child conversations about expectations for good behavior in school. The % of families that had conversations with child about school behavior expectations increased from 78% (15 -16) to 100% (16 -17) 10
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1302. 16 Attendance We are required to: • • • Track attendance for each child Make sure children are safe when they do not arrive at school Provide information about the benefits of regular attendance Support families to promote child’s regular attendance Make contact with a parent if a child has multiple unexplained absences • Identify children who are at risk of missing more than 10% of school and develop appropriate strategies to improve attendance • If program attendance falls below 85%, we must analyze causes of absenteeism to identify and correct any systemic issues 12
1302. 16 Attendance From September – December, 73 kids total have had attendance below 90%. Oct Nov Dec 20% 21% 25% October 46 31 November 12 11 December 15 • Of the 31 left from October, 18 had shown improvement. (11 did not) • Of the 11 left from November, 6 had shown improvement. (5 did not) 13
1302. 16 • Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance throughout the school year. Half the students who miss 2 -4 days in September go on to miss nearly a month of school. • Over 7 million (1 in 7) U. S. students miss nearly a month of school each year. • Children living in poverty are two to three times more likely to be chronically absent • Absenteeism and its ill effects start early. One in 10 kindergarten and first grade students are chronically absent. • Research from Chicago shows that preschoolers who miss 10 percent or more of the school year arrive at kindergarten with lower levels of school readiness skills • Poor attendance can influence whether children read proficiently by the end of third grade • By 6 th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school. • Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That is two days a month and is known as chronic absence. 14
1302. 16 Attendance • Attendance for all children is reviewed with parents at conference time in November. • Children who are below 90% complete an attendance success plan • Staff continue to monitor attendance, discuss at monthly staff meetings and provide supports to families 15
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