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Head Start/Early Head Start-CCP

Program Revenue and Expenses Program Revenue

Serving Burnett, Clark, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, and Washburn Counties

Early Head Start-CCP • $1,267,096

2020 Annual Report

Head Start • $3,644,517


CARES Funding • $289,128

ICAA is the recognized leader for ending poverty and creating sustainable communities through self-sufficiency in Wisconsin’s rural areas.

YoungStar Participation All ICAA Head Start and Early Head Start locations participate in the State Quality Rating Information System (QRIS): 18 locations rated:

13 0-

Head Start/Early Head Start-CCP Serving Burnett, Clark, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, and Washburn Counties

2020 Annual Report Children and Families Served: By the Numbers



Total Head Start & EHS-CCP Funded Enrollment

MISSION STATEMENT OF ICAA To assist individuals in achieving self-sufficiency by providing the resources, education and services necessary to develop healthy families, sustainable communities and strong local businesses.

Child Care 8 Formal agreements with child care partners 111 Enrolled children with child care subsidies

Head Start & Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Locations Burnett County

Clark County

Mina Copeland Head Start


Kid Central— EHS-CCP

Neillsville Head Start

Siren, WI 715-349-8262

Neillsville, WI 715-743-8777

Dorchester, WI

Tender Learning Center—

Taylor County

Washburn County

Hayward Head Start

Medford Head Start

Washburn Co Head Start

Ladysmith, WI 715-532-6642

Hayward, WI 715-803-2717

Medford, WI 715-203-8574

Spooner, WI 715-532-1605

Jack and Jills 4k

StarBright Child Care—EHS-CCP

Little Angels Daycare— EHS-CCP

Northwood Pinecone Preschool

Medford, WI 715-748-2746

Minong, WI

Ladysmith, WI 715-532-5464

Hayward, WI 715-634-9091

Flambeau Head Start

Kids First— EHS-CCP

Tony, WI 715-532-5559

Ladysmith, WI 715-532-8085


Grantsburg, WI

C.A.R.E.S. funding was used to provide individual materials for children to receive virtual Head Start services during the summer for one month. Over 100 children participated during the month along with their family’s. Teachers planned lessons around the educational materials provided.

Sawyer County

Dorchester Head Ladysmith Head Start Start

Siren, WI 715-406-4345

Kiddie Campus— EHS-CCP

Rusk County


Ladysmith, WI 715-532-5200


Little Sprouts Childcare— EHS-CCP Spooner, WI 715-939-1064

715-466-2297 Creative Kids Learning Center EHS-CCP Spooner, WI



Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership Enrollment

Children Served

Through State funded Head Start



Head Start Funded Enrollment (ages 3-5)


MIECHV Funded Enrollment

Enrollment Snapshot ICAA Head Start, Early Head Start-Childcare Partnerships and Family Foundations Home Visiting works hard to ensure that children and families facing challenging experiences such as homelessness, incarceration, or deployment have access to ICAA’s quality services.

18% Racially Diverse

Pregnant Women Enrolled

14% with a Disability

2020 has been an extremely difficult year for so many families throughout our six 12% Non-English speaking (6) primary service counties as well as Wisconsin and the Nation. Since March 22% Homeless or in Foster Care 2020, ICAA has worked hard to implement strategies and improve our technology to allow us to continue providing services to those that need us most. With the help 45% of Children are of the Office of Head Start, we were able to provide equipment and supplies to Transported families that allowed staff to provide continuity of education and services to children and parents. ICAA staff have consistently reached out to parents and the 3% had Veteran/Active Military communities to find out how we can help them meet their needs during this Parents pandemic. Services today don’t look as they did on January 1, 2020, but that’s 53% are Two-parent Families okay as long as we’re providing families with what they need most from us. Towards the end of 2020, ICAA had a follow-up review with the Office of Head Start 51% are Single-parent Families and we are glad to report the efforts our staff, management, and board put into implementing and evaluating changes made to our financial management systems has resulted in ICAA’s compliance with Head Start Standards and Act. ICAA completed our 2019 financial audit with Hawkins Ash and will be undergoing the 2020 Financial Audit in May. We continue to be so proud to serve our families, children, and communities in our area and look forward to a new normal, but successful year in 2021.

Investment by County Served County

Total Funding

Future Return on Investment

Burnett Clark

$999,923.00 $920,385.00

$6,499,500.00 $5,982,503.00
















Economic Impact: Total Program Funding From All Sources: $4,926,072 ICAA ADMIN OFFICE • 1000 College Avenue West • Ladysmith, WI 54848 Phone: 715-532-4222 • Fax: 715-532-3019 • Indianhead Community Action Agency is an equal opportunity employer and provider operating under and approved Affirmative Action Plan. © 2021 • Indianhead Community Action Agency, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs has found that high quality early childhood programs can yield a $4–9 return per $1 invested. The total funding and community support we receive makes possible a future savings of: $32,019,470!


Disabilities Services

Growth for all age groups

Approaches to Learning





Language & Communication










Preschool Children with IEP’s

Infant & Toddler Part C Services


Of families received services

43 Total Classrooms

during the program year for an identified need due in part to COVID-19 and program closures brought on by the pandemic.

43 Total Classrooms

Poverty Support Services TANF








Speech/Language - 29 Non-categorical/developmental delay - 15

Hearing Impairment -1


Children with

health insurance



Social & Emotional


ICAA Head Start & Early Head StartChild Care Partnership programs recognize that children’s physical well-being is very important to developing school readiness skills and obtaining educational goals in the future.


Diagnosed Primary Disability:

Autism - 2





Perceptual, Motor & Physical


Early intervention makes a world of difference in children’s learning opportunities.

Health Services


Children with a

medical home 543

212 two parent; 213 single parent; nine Grandparent; 21 Foster parents: 20 Single fathers


Families that received adult education such as GED or college


Families that received job training


Assistance to families of incarcerated individuals

Curriculum, Assessment & Screening ICAA Head Start & Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships uses the Creative Curriculum to fidelity. To assess children’s progress, the programs utilize Teaching Strategies Gold. For initial screening, the programs use the ASQ:3 and ASQ:SE.


Up-to-date on




Children with a

dental home


Mask Up and wash your hands


Families that received child support assistance

Head Start/Early Head Start Workforce •

46 Classroom teachers & 36 Assistant teachers

101 ICAA HS/EHS-CCP employees

Education level:

36 Contracted staff

378 Volunteers

141 Volunteers who are parents

43 Employees that are current or former parents

Families that received parenting education


Families receiving emergency/ crisis intervention for immediate needs such as food, clothing, or shelter

22 Employees left during the program year

10 Employees were hired


Families that received housing assistance such as subsidies, utilities, repairs, etc.

Child Development Staff Qualifications

Knowledgeable, reflective and passionate about helping children grow and develop.


Children receiving follow-up

medical or dental treatment

100% of ICAA Head Start teachers have either a BA, AA or Advanced Degrees

Family & Community Partnerships

• • •

BA degrees - 8 Associate degrees - 16 CDA credentials - 58

6 Family and Community Partnership staff

2 Education Specialist staff

36 Infant and toddler teachers

2 Bi-lingual teaching staff

8 Managers/coordinators with 100% with Baccalaureate or advanced degrees

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ICAA Head Start Annual Report - 2019-2020  

ICAA Head Start Annual Report - 2019-2020  


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