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2014-2015 ANNUAL REPORT HEAD START-EARLY HEAD START MISSION To make a significant positive impact on the lives of young children and their families by providing an array of services and opportunities that are individualized, strength-based and multi-faceted. VISION Serve as a model for excellence in early childhood and family services by engaging in data-driven decisionmaking, embracing evidence-based practices, and consistently seeking to excel in the pursuit of excellence. Geminus Head Start, along with its two delegate agencies has delivered Lake and Porter County Head Start programs since 1997. Together, we are funded to serve 1,504 families and their children (ages prenatal to five) each year. We offer services in 27 locations throughout Lake and Porter counties, making it convenient for families to access quality early learning and social services. POLICY COUNCIL Shara Schutter – Chairperson Amie Bernard – Vice-Chairperson Amber Madding - Secretary

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Parent Reps) Wendy Acevedo Tameka Mullings

HEAD START VICE-PRESIDENT Karen Carradine, Ed.D GEMINUS CORPORATION PRESIDENT Sanford R. Kauffman

PROGRAM STATUS CATEGORY

# FUNDED ENROLLMENT

% AVERAGE MONTHLY ENROLLMENT

% AVERAGE MONTHLY ATTENDANCE

# CHILDREN ACTUALLY SERVED

% ELIGIBLE CHILDREN SERVED

% RECEIVED MEDICAL EXAM

% RECEIVED DENTAL EXAM

HEAD START

1368

92%

82%

1607

98%

97%

70%

EARLY HEAD START

136

97%

79%

224

98%

75%

28%

* 12 pregnant women served in Early Head Start. Dental care assessment for Early Head Start reported only on 2 and 3 year old students.

BIRTH TO FIVE READINESS GOALS Total % of growth in the following school readiness domains (Fall to Spring) HS children HS children EHS children Meeting or Meeting or Meeting or School Readiness Goal Dimensions Exceeding SRGs Exceeding SRGs Exceeding School Expectations Expectations Readiness Goals 2013-2014 2014-2015 2013-2014 Social-emotional 82% 91% 89%

EHS children Meeting or Exceeding School Readiness Goals 2014-2015 70%

*Includes Approaches to Learning

Cognitive

N/A

N/A

86%

81%

Math/Science Language

90% 85%

81% 88%

N/A 91%

N/A 83%

Literacy

91%

96%

95%

80%

Physical Development & Health

92%

99%

92%

80%

EFFORTS TO PREPARE CHILDREN FOR KINDERGARTEN Professional Development to Enhance Implementation of a High Quality Curriculum Ongoing Assessment for Individualization Coaching for Intentional Instruction


FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

HEAD START

EARLY HEAD START

Parent Volunteers Fathers that participated in ongoing Parent Activities Parent and Community award recipients at the 3rd Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Percentage of families who received family service referrals *

1,024 146

176 14

*Referral services include (but are not limited to) emergency crisis interventions, adult education, etc.

83%

59

4 75%

The 3rd annual End of Year Family Picnic gathered a turnout of over 1,600 children and families.    

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Geminus Head Start received an ERSEA review from OHS and was found to be in compliance, with no findings that need correction. 85% of our teachers have met the Head Start requirement of having a BA in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Development. A series of pre-service training sessions were successfully completed by the Head Start staff prior to the start of the program year. A series of on-going Professional Development sessions were offered and successfully completed by the Head Start staff.

2014-2015 OPERATING BUDGET & EXPENDITURES HEAD START

REVENUES Head Start Grant Revenue: Operations Head Start Grant Revenue: Training Head Start Grant Revenue: Capital Spending Head Start Grant Revenue: COLA - NONE Special One-Time Grants - NONE TOTAL REVENUE

EARLY HEAD START

COMBINED PROGRAM BUDGETS

2014-2015 OPERATING BUDGET $ 10,355,551 $ 107,369 $ -

ACTUAL EXPENDITURES $ 10,355,551 $ 107,369 $ -

2014-2015 OPERATING BUDGET $ 1,666,197 $ 41,120

ACTUAL EXPENDITURES $ 1,666,197 $ 41,120 $ -

2014-2015 OPERATING BUDGET $ 12,021,748 $ 148,489 $ -

ACTUAL EXPENDITURES $ 12,021,748 $ 148,489 $ -

$

$

10,462,920

$

$

$

$

ACTUAL EXPENDITURES 4,238,695 1,052,922 5,291,617 38,572 355,678 2,970,061

10,462,920

EXPENSES Total Personnel Total Fringe Total Personnel and Fringe Total Travel Total Equipment Total Supplies Total Contractual

2014-2015 OPERATING BUDGET $ 4,564,207 $ 1,369,851 $ 5,934,058 $ $ 66,507 $ 107,293 $ 2,996,593

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

Total Other

$

1,358,469

$

TOTAL EXPENSES

$

10,462,920

$

UNOBLIGATED FEDERAL FUNDS

$

1,707,317

2014-2015 OPERATING BUDGET $ 859,846 $ 239,465 $ 1,099,311 $ $ 45,000 $ 8,782 $ 150,475

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

1,806,992

$

403,749

$

10,462,920

$

1,707,317

$

1,707,317

ACTUAL EXPENDITURES 924,561 176,243 1,100,804 83,655 192,178

12,170,237

12,170,237

2014-2015 OPERATING BUDGET $ 5,424,053 $ 1,609,316 $ 7,033,369 $ $ 111,507 $ 116,075 $ 3,147,068

ACTUAL EXPENDITURES 5,163,256 1,229,165 6,392,421 38,572 439,332 3,162,239

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

330,680

$

1,762,218

$

2,137,673

1,707,317

$

12,170,237

$

12,170,237

(0)

EXPENDITURES REPORT The maximum allowable expenditure for administrative costs is 15% of the total budget. Head Start was 15%; Early Head Start was 14%. A minimum of 20% of the total budget must be non-federal share: Geminus didn’t meet its obligation of 20%; a Non-Federal waiver request was filed with the Office of Head Start. The combined Personnel and Fringe should account for between 60% to 80% of the federal budget: Head Start’s Personnel and Fringe was 50.57% while Early Head Start’s Personnel and Fringe was 64.48%; combined they were 52.53%. The overall cost per child in Head Start is $7,648.33 and overall cost per child in Early Head Start is $12,553.80. FINANCIAL AUDIT A general audit of Geminus Corporation is performed each year. The 2014 fiscal year audit was conducted by Blue & Company with no deficiencies or findings. A full copy of the audit is available upon request. Geminus Corporation 8400 Louisiana Street Merrillville, Indiana Toll Free (all locations) 1-888-893-6891 Corporation and Geminus Head Start are Equal Opportunity Employers and Service Providers www.geminus.org headstart@geminus.org info@geminus.org


Geminus Head Start Annual Report 2014-2015