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OUR MISSION

Geminus Head Start is the Northwest Indiana leader in early childhood education, making a positive impact on families, children and staff through creative partnerships that inspire personal growth, foster empowerment and provide quality comprehensive services for all. R

We are committed to closing the achievement gap in our community through a two-generational approach that provides comprehensive services to enrolled children and their families, with a committed focus on: • Family Outcomes We partner with parents by supporting efforts toward self-sufficiency and effective advocacy, while teaching research-based family life practices to ensure children are prepared for school. • Child Outcomes We provide high quality programs with robust learning experiences that promote school readiness, ensuring children develop to their full potential.

& OUR VISION

We are an organization of excellence supporting a highly qualified and dedicated staff that inspires children and families to achieve their full potential which prepares them for a successful and fulfilling life. We… • LEAD a high performing workforce implementing the strategic goals and objectives that demonstrate our vision through every effort and work product. We ensure each goal and objective is anchored in shared values and beliefs, integrity, commitment and quality customer service delivery. • ESTABLISH “gold standard” expectations, vetted through collective planning and demonstrated throughout intentional practices for target-based outcomes. We are creating a culture for professional performance with deliberate impact on the quality of service delivery by demonstrating Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). • CULTIVATE innovative thinking by creating a work climate that inspires trust and enthusiasm. We support research and professional learning as sacred endeavors; expecting ingenuity to grow from successful experiences with evidence-based practices.


TWO COUNTIES

Geminus Head Start, along with its two delegate agencies, has delivered Head Start services to Lake and Porter County families since 1997. Our service delivery family has grown to include 11 Child Care Partners.

2,108 FAMILIES SERVED Together, along with our child care partners, we served 2,108 children and their families (prenatal to age five) during the 2016-2017 program year.

CONVENIENT LOCATIONS

During the 2016-2017 program year, we offered Head Start and Early Head Start (EHS) services in 23 locations and EHS-Child Care Partnership Program services in 12 locations throughout Lake and Porter counties, making it convenient for families to access high quality early learning and social services.


2016-2017 PROGRAM STATUS No. of % Average % Average Total No. % of Eligible % Received % Received Funded Monthly Monthly of Children Children Physical Dental Category Enrollment Enrollment Attendance Served Served Exam Exam

Head Start

1228 99% 85%

Early Head Start 136

100%

EHS-Child Care Partnership

99% 87%

200

78%*

1534 92% 90% 73% 246**

90%

46%

22%***

328 92% 74% 26%***

*Primary reasons for absences included illness and transportation issues **Early Head Start is funded to serve 20 pregnant women. 37 pregnant women were served during the program year ***Dental care assessment for Early Head Start reported only on 2-3 year old students

2017 END OF YEAR CHILD OUTCOMES ON SCHOOL READINESS GOALS SCHOOL READINESS GOAL DIMENSIONS

CHILDREN MEETING OR EXCEEDING SCHOOL READINESS GOALS Head Start Early Head Start EHS-Child Care Partnership Program

Approaches to Learning

91% 94% 87%

Social-Emotional

91% 94% 87%

Language & Literacy

86% 80% 57%

Cognitive/Mathematics

81% 86% 85%

Perception/Motor/Physical

95% 99% 98%

EFFORTS TO PREPARE CHILDREN FOR KINDERGARTEN Professional development to enhance implementation of a high quality curriculum, ongoing assessment for individualization and coaching for intentional instruction.


FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Head Start Early Head Start EHS-Child Care Partnership Program

Parent Volunteers

2475 81

164

Fathers participating IN ongoing Parent Activities

612 51

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The 5th annual End of Year Family Picnic gathered a turnout of over 738 children and families.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

2017 Geminus Head Start Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) by the Office of Head Start

Grantee-National Comparison

Domain Score

Domain Score Domain Score

Geminus Head Start

Emotional 6.6 Support

Classroom 6.5 Organization

Instructional 3.6 Support

National Head Start Grantees

Emotional 6.0 Support

Classroom 5.8 Organization

Instructional 3.0 Support

•A  ll of our Head Start and Early Head Start centers became NAEYC accredited. •H  ead Start celebrated its 3rd annual Father-Child Chili Cook-Off in partnership with Just A Dash catering in Highland, IN. • 8 1% of our Head Start & Early Head Start lead classroom teachers have met the Head Start requirement of having a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Development.

•H  ead Start staff successfully completed a series of pre-service training sessions prior to the start of the program year. •H  ead Start staff successfully completed a series of on-going Professional Development sessions during the program year.


OPERATING BUDGET & EXPENDITURES* Head Start Early Head Start EHS-Child Care Partnership Program 2017-2018 ACTUAL 2017-2018 ACTUAL 2016-2017 ACTUAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES OPERATING EXPENDITURES OPERATING EXPENDITURES REVENUES BUDGET BUDGET BUDGET Head Start Grant Revenue: Operations $12,091,429 $12,057,469 $1,696,189 $1,696,189 $3,612,143 $3,518,293 Head Start Grant Revenue: Training

$107,369

$107,369

$41,120

$41,120

$88,707

$88,707

Head Start Grant Revenue: Capital Spending

$ ---

$ ---

$ ---

$ ---

$ ---

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Head Start Grant Revenue: COLA

$105,420

$105,420

$16,962

$16,962

$ ---

$ ---

Special One-Time Grants – Start Up

$2,307,372

$278,398

$ ---

$ ---

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TOTAL REVENUE

$14,611,590 $12,548,656

$1,754,271 $1,754,271

$3,700,850 $3,607,000

Total Personnel

$5,546,592

$5,149,789

$1,027,376 $933,838

$810,826

$755,807

Total Fringe

$1,628,724

$1,573,030

$294,537

$233,686

$233,011

Total Personnel and Fringe

$7,175,316

$6,722,819

$1,321,913 $1,286,182

$1,047,512 $988,818

Total Travel

$7,552

$55,235

$3,343

$3,163

$14,892

$11,668

Total Equipment

$224,318

$23,351

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Total Supplies

$338,648 $423,589 $45,699 $39,966

$73,709 $57,070

Total Contractual

$3,580,182

$3,733,839

$162,310

$208,357

$2,200,541 $2,172,310

Total Construction

$1,845,040

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Total Other

$1,440.534

$1,589,823

$221,006

$216,603

$364,196

$377,133

TOTAL EXPENSES

$14,611,590 $12,548,656 $1,754,271 $1,754,271 $3,700,850 $3,607,000

UNOBLIGATED FEDERAL FUNDS

$2,156,784

EXPENSES

$352,344


EXPENDITURES REPORT

The maximum allowable expenditure for administrative costs is 15% of the total budget. Head Start was 14%; Early Head Start was 12%; The EHS-Child Care Partnership Program was 7.65%. A minimum of 20% of the total budget must be non-federal share: Geminus met its obligation of 20% for both the Head Start and Early Head Start programs. However, the EHS-Child Care Partnership only met 14% of its obligation. A waiver was granted for the remaining 6% portion of the obligated non-federal share. The combined Personnel and Fringe should account for between 60% to 80% of the federal budget: Head Start’s Personnel and Fringe was 56%, Early Head Start’s Personnel and Fringe was 75.3%; the EHS-Child Care Partnership Program’s Personnel and Fringe was 28.3%. The overall cost per child in Head Start is $12,122.70; in Early Head Start the cost per child is $12,899.05; and the EHS-Child Care Partnership Program cost per child is $18,504.25. *This report reflects financial data for the 2017-2018 Head Start/Early Head Start fiscal year and the 2016-2017 EHS-Child Care Partnership Program fiscal year. FINANCIAL AUDIT A general audit of Geminus Corporation is performed each year. The 2017 fiscal year audit was conducted by Blue & Co., LLC with no deficiencies or findings. A full copy of the audit is available upon request.

POLICY COUNCIL EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

Richard Gutierrez, Chairperson Madriel Terrell, Vice-Chairperson India Greenlaw, Secretary

BOARD OF DIRECTORS PARENT REPRESENTATIVES Wendy Acevedo Tameka Mullings

HEAD START VICE-PRESIDENT

Karen Carradine, Ed.D

GEMINUS CORPORATION PRESIDENT Sanford R. Kauffman

Geminus Corporation 8400 Louisiana Street Merrillville, Indiana

1-888-893-6891 www.geminus.org headstart@geminus.org Geminus Corporation and Geminus Head Start are Equal Opportunity Employers and Service Providers


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