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2017/18 Annual Public Report November 2018

By Lisa Burke, Executive Director


Table of Contents

Family Services

Family Services Executive Director Highlights

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About FOCAF

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Vision, Mission and Strategic Goals

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Federal Review Results and Enrollment

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Board of Directors

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2017 Budgetary Expenditures

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2018 Proposed Budget

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Children’s Services

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Head Start School Readiness

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Teacher Effectiveness

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Early Head Start School Readiness

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Parent Educator Effectiveness

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Health Services

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Family Services

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Families are the heart of the Head Start program. Together with parents, FOCAF cultivates family engagement in the home and at school. We celebrate the talents of parents and encourage the support for their children as life-long learners. FOCAF provides parents with many opportunities to get involved in the program. They are encouraged to volunteer and share their talents throughout the organization. Volunteering in the classroom, sitting in on new staff interviews, serving on parent committees and planning family engagement and fatherhood activities are but a few of the ways that parents can get involved. In addition, parents are encouraged to apply for employment opportunities within the organization. Family engagement activities were designed under the guidance of the Office of Head Start’s researched-based Parent, Family and Community Engagement Framework. Through focused efforts, FOCAF was successful in helping families overcome challenges and become life-long educators for their children this year. Head Start 424 Early Head Start 100 Total families served: 524 Combined Program Information:  56% were two parent families  65% families had one or more parents employed  51% families received parent education  42% received health education  6% of parents received job training  54% of dads participated in fatherhood activities  14% of children experienced homelessness and 3% of children were in the foster care system

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Executive Director Highlights

Health Services

Health Services

Dear Friends,

FOCAF offers comprehensive services in the areas of physical health, oral health, mental health, nutritional health, preventive health services, community involvement and family wellbeing. The focus of FOCAF health services is to prevent health problems whenever possible by carefully addressing the needs of enrolled children.

Health services that are provided include: assisting families in finding a medical home; educating families about health promotion activities, including information about well-child care, immunizations, oral health care, nutrition, and child development; providing age-appropriate developmental, social and emotional, hearing, vision and nutrition screenings; locating resources in the community for families with health related need and working with Medicaid to determine a child's eligibility for medical assistance. Number of Children Served The total number of children and pregnant women served during the 2017/2018 program year was 564: 443 Head Start children, 113 Early Head Start children and 8 pregnant women. Health Services 98% HS children, 99% of EHS children and 100% of pregnant women had insurance at the end of the 2017/18 program year. The table below shows the percentages of health occurrences throughout the year. Disabilities Health Services 17% of HS children had a disability with an Individualized Education Program and 19% EHS children had a disability with an Individualized Family Service Plan. Mental Health Services 6% of HS and 5% of EHS children were referred to outside Mental Health services. Health Events

Head Start Program 4 - 5 year olds

Early Head Start Program 0 - 3 years olds

Up to Date

at Enrollment

at End of Year

at Enrollment

at End of Year

Medical Home

96%

97%

99%

100%

Well Child Exam—Up to Date

58%

93%

31%

78%

Received Follow-up Treatment

100%

65%

Immunizations—Up to Date

92%

92%

87%

88%

Dental Home

86%

95%

93%

98%

Oral Health Exam/Screening

91%

High Risk Pregnancies

96% 0%

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” - Nelson Mandela

At Friends of Children and Families, Inc. we understand the importance of quality early childhood education and the collective power of educators and parents. In the 2017/2018 program year FOCAF provided early childhood education and development services to 564 children and pregnant moms. We are honored to provide a positive, and meaningful influence in the lives of the children and families we serve.

Thank you to all of our Board Members, Policy Council Members, Parents, Community Partners and Friends for your continued support in making a positive impact in the lives of children, families and the community. Sincerely,

Lisa Burke Executive Director

This year a Notice of Award (NOA) was received to fund the fifth and final year of our five year non-competitive Head Start and Early Head Start grant. Our partnerships with parents, phenomenal outcomes and dedication to meeting the Head Start Performance Standards have gained us the opportunity to apply for another five year non-competitive grant in 2019. We look forward to what the next five years will bring and all of the families we will meet along the way. In the 2017/2018 program year, we saw the completion of our five year Strategic Goals. These goals have allowed us to move closer to our mission and vision. When we look to the future, we want to build on these goals and create a vision, not only for FOCAF, but for the community as a whole.

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EHS Parent Educator Effectiveness

Physical Development and Health: In the area of Perceptual, Motor and Physical Development 91% were meeting or exceeding by the 3rd checkpoint.

About FOCAF Friends of Children and Families, Inc., (FOCAF) provides quality, comprehensive, family centered, early childhood Head Start and Early Head Start services in Ada and Elmore Counties in Idaho. This is made possible by a yearly grant provided by the Federal Government, state funds through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), USDA meal reimbursement, and other supplemental grants and funds like the Jan Williams Foundation. In Ada and Elmore Counties, the cities served by FOCAF are Boise, Star, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna, Garden City, Mountain Home, and Glenns Ferry. Striving to provide a classroom environment that assists children in becoming life-long learners who possess the skills, knowledge, and attributes necessary to thrive in school and beyond, is at the heart of the organization. To enhance the learning and growth of every child and family served, FOCAF works together with families, community partners, school districts and volunteers to accomplish its primary mission of providing high quality early childhood services. Family engagement is essential to the success of children, families and the program. The importance of parents becoming their child’s primary educator and advocate is greatly emphasized. Parents and staff work hand in hand to create an environment of support, trust, love and respect that nurtures the development of the whole child. Respect for the strength and dignity of the child and each family member is recognized and valued.

Early Childhood Parent Educator Effectiveness Quality/Engagement Data from the Home Visiting Rating Scale (HOVRS) showed that the Early Childhood Parent Educators were scoring within the good to excellent range on parent-child interaction, parent engagement and child engagement.

Every parent is encouraged to be an active participant in all aspects of the program. They play an integral part in the governance of the organization. FOCAF feels that parent involvement in the program creates a culture that is understanding and responsive to the needs of the community.

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Vision, Mission and Strategic Goals

Early Head Start School Readiness

Approaches to Learning: In the area of Approaches to Learning 87% of children were meeting or exceeding by the 3rd checkpoint.

Vision Statement Empowering our community through early education and family engagement.

Mission Statement Providing high quality early childhood services by educating, serving, and partnering with families to create a community of life-long learners.

2014-2018 Strategic Goals Goal 1: To create more innovative and efficient systems that ensure safe environments and compliance with program-wide quality standards for children, families and staff.

Social Emotional Development: In the area of Social Emotional Development 90% of children were meeting or exceeding by the 3rd checkpoint.

Goal 2: To become a leader of excellence in delivering early childhood services by expanding educational opportunities, increasing partnerships and creating program awareness that will positively influence children, families and the community. Goal 3: To implement a professional development system that supports staff in enhancing and acquiring skills to foster positive outcomes for children and families, while retaining and recognizing high quality performers.

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Early Head Start School Readiness

Federal Review and Enrollment TableResults of Contents

Federal Review Results

Early Head Start School Readiness

Friends of Children and Families did not receive any additional federal reviews in the 2017/2018 program year. The 5 year program grant cycle ends December 2018.

Early Head Start prepares children to be school ready by partnering with parents. Each child's strengths, needs and family's goals are considered when planning home visits. The Parents as Teachers assessment tool is used to measure the growth and skill development in children ages 0-3 years at three checkpoints scheduled strategically throughout the year. Below is the progress for Early Head Start children for the 2017/2018 school year.

Enrollment

Table 1

Eligibility, Service and Unmet Service Needs Funded enrollment for the 2017/2018 program was 461 slots. 447 of those slots were federally funded by a five year non-competitive Head Start grant and 14 of those slots were funded by the state Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

2017/18 Slots

County

Ada

Elmore

Total

Federal Head Start Slots

324

47

371

Federal Early Head Start Slots

66

10

76

TANF Head Start Slots

8

6

14

398

63

461

Total Slots:

Cognitive Development: In the area of Cognitive Development 76% of children were meeting or exceeding by the 3rd checkpoint.

385 slots were allocated for center-base Head Start (HS) pre-school services and 76 slots for homebase Early Head Start (EHS) Services. Average monthly funded enrollment was 100%. Table 1 shows the slots designated by county. Cumulatively, 564 children and pregnant women were served during the 2017/2018 program year: 443 HS preschool children and 113 EHS infants and toddlers and 8 EHS pregnant women. The average monthly attendance for Head Start was 89% and Early Head Start was 81%. Based on our 2018 Community Needs Assessment data, it was clear to see that due to limited federal resources, there were unmet service needs identified in Ada and Elmore Counties. In Ada County 14.1% or 3,865 children under the age of 5 live in poverty and are eligible for Head Start and Early Head Start services. In Elmore County 24.9% or 541 children under the age of 5 live in poverty and are eligible for Head Start and Early Head Start services. FOCAF serves 11% of eligible children in Ada County and 12% of eligible children in Elmore County. (Friends of Children and Families, Inc. Community Needs Assessment, 2018).

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Language and Literacy: In the area of Language and Literacy, 79% of children were meeting or exceeding by the 3rd checkpoint.

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Teacher Effectiveness Scores

Board of Directors

Teacher Effectiveness Scores School readiness is one of the main focuses of Head Start. FOCAF utilized coaching and mentoring of teaching staff to improve their effectiveness in providing instructional time for children. Weekly planning and team collaboration time is provided to ensure the development of rich instructional classroom time for children. For the 2017/2018 program year we saw gains in Classroom Organization and Emotional Support. Our coaching of staff and supports for professional development have helped us attain these gains. Dr. Ruth Calnon Early Childhood Education/Family Services 2015-2018

Sheryl Logan Early Childhood Education/Real Estate 2009-2018

Chase Hewes Human Resources/Fiscal 2009-2018

Virginia Wood Early Childhood Education/Child Care 2005-2018

Jeff Van Nest CPA/Fiscal 2016-2018

Jon Bonnesen Attorney 2018

2017/18 HS Teacher Effectiveness CLASS Scores 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.8

Instructional Support

5.8 5.7

Classroom Organization

5.2 5.5

6.1 6.5

Emotional Support

6.2 6.1 0

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National 2017

2

Apr-18

3

Dec-18

14

4

5

6

7

Federal Review Dec-16

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Head Start School Readiness

2017 Budgetary Expenditures

Budgetary Expenditures: Audited Financial Statements 2017 Program Services Head Start & EHS

USDA

EXPENSES Personnel Fringe Benefits Supplies & Grant Assets

2,553,092 680,377 426,394

TANF

Supporting Services

Other Programs

51,099 101,723 8,624 136,627

31,123 10,929

5,667

Total Program Services

720,124 579,617

720,124 579.647

68,525

Family & Parent Services

46,183

46,183

Child Services Consultants

26,638

1,764

28,402

502,950

18,658

521,608

72,374

779

Staff Development

47,524

280

Other Expenses

50,359

150

Interest

500

11,234

150

Depreciation In-Kind Expense TOTAL EXPENSE

4,474,566

197,559 175,431

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6,167

Grant Total 2,705,914

68,525

Travel

Board

Total Support Services

2,705,914

Child Services

Occupancy

Cognitive Development Domain: In this domain area, 77% of children were meeting and 4% were exceeding expectation (81% in total) by the 3rd checkpoint in April of 2018.

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School readiness progress seen at the end of the year:  93% of children demonstrated the ability to remember and connect new and known experiences and information  93% of children understand and are using math concepts during daily routines

68,525 138

138

46,321 28,402

405

405

522,013

73,153

73.153

48,304

48,304

61,743

6,271

6,271

68,014

150

23,409

23,409

23,559

102,723

102,723

102,723

206,095 4,853,723 339,071

206,095 339,071

206,095 5,192,794

Perceptual, Motor and Physical Development Domain: In this domain area, 70% of children were meeting and 26% were exceeding expectation (96% in total) by the 3rd checkpoint in April of 2018. School readiness progress seen at the end of the year:  96% of children developed appropriate perceptual, gross and fine motor and physical development skills  90% of children and families demonstrated an understanding of healthy and safe habits by following basic health safety practices

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Head Start School Readiness

2018 Proposed Budget

2018 Proposed Budget

Approaches to Learning Domain: In this domain area, 77% of children were meeting and 17% were exceeding expectation (94% in total) by the 3rd checkpoint in April of 2018. School readiness progress seen at the end of the year:  89% of children demonstrate control over their feelings and behaviors  94% of children were curious and explored materials

Federal Grant

HS Main

HS T/TA

Jan-Dec '18

Jan-Dec '18

Jan-Dec '18

Jan-Dec '18

866,056

21,058

3,549,179

38,123

TOTAL 4,474,416

509,871

2,122,844

2,632,715

Fringe Benefits

153,750

594,916

748,866

34,514

193,861

228,375

2,520

74,525

77,045

13,275

38,950

52,225

16,090

24,363

40,453

101,067

411,302

512,369

20,000

30,000

50,000

Child Services

School readiness progress seen at the end of the year:  90% of children demonstrated receptive and expressive language skills and communication strategies in their home language  92% of children actively engage with stories and books

EHS T/TA

Personnel

Supplies

Language and Literacy Domain; In this domain area, 78% of children were meeting and 13% were exceeding expectation (91% in total) by the 3rd checkpoint April of 2018.

EHS Main

Family & Parent Services Child Services Consultants Occupancy Staff Travel - Mileage Staff Development

1,615

Travel (Out of Area)

4,650

13,250

16,408

Other

13,354

Totals:

866,056

13,630

33,145

24,493

40,901 58,522

45,168

21,058

3,549,179

38,123

4,474,616

*Per Quest CPAs, P.C., Fiscal Auditors, FOCAF had an unmodified fiscal audit for 2017

In-kind:

Thank you to the Board of Directors, families, and community members for generating $1,297,674 in non-federal matching funds through volunteer time and donations. Because of your efforts, FOCAF exceeded the federal match requirement of 25%!

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Children’s Services

School Readiness

School Readiness

Children’s Services Friends of Children and Families, Inc. views school readiness as the result of families, schools, communities and services working together to provide the environments and experiences to support the whole range of development and well-being of infants, toddlers and preschool children. FOCAF works closely with parents to help children progress in their skill development toward school readiness. Program Curriculum and Assessment Tools FOCAF uses research-based Creative Curriculum for Preschool as its main curriculum source for Head Start children, 3 to 5 years of age, and research-based Parent as Teachers Curriculum as its main curriculum source for Early Head Start children, 0 to 3 years of age, and pregnant women. In addition, FOCAF assesses growth and provides individualizing educational services for infant, toddlers and preschool children to ensure developmental progress is made throughout the program year. At least two goals per year are developed with parents to support the individualizing process. To measure growth in skill development, the Parents as Teachers Assessment, a research-based performance assessment tool, is used for ongoing assessment of EHS children 0-3 years of age. For Head Start children, Teaching Strategies Gold is used to measure growth, development and school readiness in children ages 3-5. The assessment includes 38 different objectives in which teachers measure each child’s skill level. Throughout the program year, teachers observe, take anecdotal notes, and collect artifacts to document children's development. Then, to ensure fidelity when administering this assessment tool, staff received professional training.

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FOCAF views school readiness as children becoming life-long learners who possess the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to thrive in school and beyond. School readiness is the result of families, schools, communities and services working together to provide the environments and experiences to support the whole range of development and well-being of infants, toddlers and preschool children. Three times a year children are assessed using research-based tools to analyze their developmental progress and school readiness. School readiness is assessed using the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework for children birth to five. The five following domain areas used: Social and Emotional Development, Language and Literacy, Approaches to Learning, Cognition and Perceptual, Motor & Physical Development. Head Start and Early Head Start children showed progress in the five domain areas throughout the 2017/18 program year.

Head Start School Readiness In the five domain areas, Head Start children achieved the following outcomes: Social and Emotional Development: In this domain area, 63% of children were meeting and 27% were exceeding expectation (90% in total) by the 3rd checkpoint in April of 2018. School readiness progress seen at the end of the year:  89% of children developed and engaged in positive relationships with adults and peers  85% of children developed a sense of self and of belonging to a community

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