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Dear Family and Friends of Head Start: I am thrilled to present the following Annual Report for the 2015-2016 School Year. As our program has grown over the past few years, we’ve achieved a lot that we should be proud of and excited to continue. The contents of this annual report will not only provide specific required information to the public, but it also highlights the major accomplishments over the past year for the Head Start, Child & Family Programs. In the following report you will find important data related to the work that we do every day; living up to the responsibility of providing a high quality education and comprehensive services to the most vulnerable children and families. This annual report also includes data on child and family outcomes that not only demonstrate the benefits of our Head Start Program, but the tireless efforts of our team to ensure that children and families are prepared for school and life. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and express our appreciation to the Board of Directors; the Policy Council, and many community partners and school districts who so willingly volunteer their time and expertise to provide support, oversight and direction to the Head Start program. Finally, I am grateful for the most committed, capable, and caring team that goes above and beyond the call of duty to provide the highest level of quality services to children and families. Sincerely,

2016 Annual Report

Laurie Coleman Head Start, Child & Family Programs DirectorÂ


Our Mission . . .

About Us The Tri-Valley Head Start, Child & Family Programs operates under the umbrella of Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. The programs provide comprehensive child development services to children and families with special emphasis on promoting children’s school readiness. The programs value parents and encourages them to become advocates for their children and for their community. The Tri-Valley Head Start, Child & Family Programs operates four Head Start programs which are highlighted throughout this report. Region V Head Start & Early Head Start (May 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016)  213 children served, ages 3-5; 157 children served, ages birth–3;

40 pregnant women served  Head Start operates during the school year  Services provided in Marshall, Polk, and

Norman counties.  Early Head Start operates year round.  Services provided in Marshall, Polk, Norman and

. . . to cultivate life-long learning in children and families.

Steele counties. Migrant & Seasonal Head Start & Early Head Start (April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016)

Our Guiding Principles . . .

 828 children served, ages birth-5 , 71 pregnant women served

 Children and families come first;

 Services offered during the agricultural work season

 Life-long learning is essential;

 14 Sites throughout MN and ND

 Provide top-notch services;  Embrace and celebrate diversity; and,  Provide safe environments.

 Specifically for Migrant and Seasonal

farmworker families


Budget

Revenue Region V Head Start and Early Head Start: Federal Operating Funds

MSHS

1,346,593

Federal Training & Technical Assistance

20,677

Norman County West Public Schools

15,000

MN MDE Pathway II– Crookston and Hendrum

71,400

Child Care Reimbursement/Income—EGF

56,622

Child Care Reimbursement/Income—Crookston

71,720

Child Care Reimbursement/Income—Hendrum

26,000

Personnel

25,660

MN State Head Start (EHS) TOTAL

Federal Training & Technical Assistance

$

3,123,216

6,428,806

Federal Operating Funds (EHS)

1,448,774

Other TOTAL

ND Department of Public Instruction

Travel

200,777  

100,291  

34,949  

28,969  

364,986  

0  

0  

0  

0  

0  

Supplies

339,128  

135,339  

141,889  

67,010  

683,366  

Contractual

593,265  

108,444  

45,868  

28,185  

775,762  

0  

0  

0  

0  

0  

Other

1,266,845  

431,631  

261,870  

TOTAL

6,946,706   2,892,100   1,539,391   1,500,934   12,879,131  

30,000 $ 9,663,344

438,823

Non-Federal Share (In-Kind) Collected: Migrant & Seasonal Head Start & Early Head Start

20,000 180,000

MN MDE Title 1—Identification & Recruitment

775,000 $ 1,413,823

$2,017,808 Region V Head Start & Early Head Start $626,490

Total Head Start, Child & Family Program Funding

306,546   2,266,892  

1,558,587

MN MDE Title 1—Health

TOTAL

269,791   1,849,022  

266,319  

35,755

Other grants: MN State Child Care

800,433   6,939,103  

145,422 16,000

MN State Migrant Early Head Start

788,496  

448,957  

Construction

United Way of Olmsted County

Federal Training & Technical Assistance (EHS)

TOTAL

352,640

Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start : Federal Operating Funds

3,682,736   1,667,438  

RV EHS

863,955  

1,136,904

Federal Training & Technical Assistance (EHS)

RV HS

Fringe Benefits

Equipment

Federal Operating Funds (EHS)

MSEHS

$14,200,383


Expenditures Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head

Federal Monitoring Monitoring of grants is a requirement for all agencies that receive Head Start funding. Monitoring is conducted to ensure that the standards of the Department of Health and Human Services are followed and to identify potential problems and areas where technical assistance might be necessary. During the 2015-2016 program years, Tri-Valley Head Start, Child and Family Programs received three monitoring reviews conducted by the Administration of Children and Families. The results are summarized below.

Region V Head Start and Early Head Start



The Head Start and Early Head Start Programs received a Leadership/Governance/Management Systems review the week of November 17, 2015. One area of non-compliances was identified and was immediately corrected.



The Head Start and Early Head Start Programs received a Comprehensive Services/School Readiness review the week of October 5, 2015. No non-compliances were identified.



The Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start Programs received a Comprehensive Services/School Readiness review the week of June 27, 2016. No noncompliances were identified.

Audit We are pleased to share that our 2015 audit did not identify any deficiency that was considered a material weakness.


Locations & Services Breckenridge - MN 810 Beede Avenue 218-641-4036 Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start

Brooten - MN 250 2nd Avenue 320-346-4255 Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start

Crookston - MN 1407 Erskine Street 218-281-1343 Head Start & Early Head Start Community Child Care

Danube - MN 100 Main Street 320-826-2147 Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start

East Grand Forks - MN 1825 Central Avenue NW Head Start & Early Head Start Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start Community Child Care Glencoe - MN 1828 Knight Avenue North 320-864-6635 Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start

Elysian - MN 101 5th Street NW 507-267-4373 Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start

Hendrum - MN 320 Main Street East 218-861-6738 Head Start & Early Head Start

Hutchinson - MN 900 Lynn Road 218-281-0566 Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start Owatonna - MN 565 20th Street Northeast 507-455-2203 Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start Early Head Start

Monticello - MN 9375 Fenning Avenue 763-272-2964 Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start

Rochester - MN 1026 East Center Street 507-252-9226 Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start St. Cloud- MN 930 31st Avenue North 218-881-6738 Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start

Grafton - ND 1301 McHugh Avenue 701-352-0238 Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start

Sleepy Eye - MN 500 4th Avenue SW 218-281-0566 Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start Winnebago - MN 100 1st Avenue Northeast 800-569-1379 Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start


New Location in St. Cloud

Children Served (Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start)

Tri-Valley Head Start programs is excited to announce the opening of our newest Migrant and Seasonal Head Start center in St. Cloud, MN. The center, which opened on September 19th, 2016, is located at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. St. Cloud Migrant and Seasonal Head Start serves infants, toddlers and preschoolers and pregnant women in St. Cloud, Rockville and Cold Spring and surrounding communities.

MIGRANT & SEASONAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START

Children and Pregnant Women

Families

Homeless Children

Breckenridge

30

19

3

Brooten

30

16

2

Danube

98

59

8

East Grand Forks

25

14

5

Elysian

103

63

5

Glencoe

69

53

18

Grafton

101

63

4

Hutchinson

14

4

1

Monticello

163

127

41

Owatonna

58

35

24

Rochester

73

44

11

Sleepy Eye

82

52

22

Winnebago

36

23

7

TOTAL

899

572

151


Children Served

Seven Children Recognized for Safety

(Region V HS & EHS) On November 7, 2016, 7 children from our Danube Migrant and Seasonal Head Start center were awarded the “Saved by the Belt Award” through the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The children were recognized because they were wearing seatbelts during the July 13, 2015 bus accident. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety describes the Saved by the Belt award as, “The Saved by the Belt program has helped create strong relationships between law enforcement agencies and communities since 1999. Honoring traffic crash survivors who were buckled up is a positive method for agencies to show their communities that seat belt use is important, and that officers care that motorists obey the law.”

REGION V HEAD START

Children

Families

Homeless Children

Crookston

92

84

5

East Grand Forks

95

90

3

Hendrum

26

23

2

213

197

10

TOTAL REGION V EARLY HEAD START

Children/ PW

Families

Homeless Children

Crookston

80

58

8

East Grand Forks

58

42

7

Hendrum

13

10

3

Owatonna

46

32

7

197

142

25

TOTAL

Each year, Tri-Valley Head Start programs provides transportation services to hundreds of children enrolled in our Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start programs. This year, TriValley Head Start operated 24 bus routes covering thousands of miles across Minnesota and North Dakota. All Tri– Valley bus routes have staff on board who receive training on how to properly install car seats and how to properly secure children in car seats.


581

600 500 400

RXII HS and EHS 300

RV HS (closed June‐ August)

170

RV EHS

200

109

100

Mar‐16

Feb‐16

Jan‐16

Dec‐15

Nov‐15

Oct‐15

Sep‐15

Aug‐15

Jul‐15

0 Jun‐15

Staff completing their CDA is a great benefit to Tri-Valley Head Start as it assists in staffing classrooms with qualified teachers. Staff who earn their Infant/Toddler CDA are qualified as a Teacher I in and Infant or Toddler classroom. Staff who earn their Preschool CDA are qualified as an Assistant Teacher in a Preschool classroom.

700

May‐15

Congratulations to the more than 40 Tri-Valley Head Start staff who have earned or made progress towards their Child Development Associates credential (CDA) through professional development funds from Tri-Valley Head Start in 2016!

Monthly Enrollment

Apr‐15

Professional Development

Some outcomes that we are proud to share in this area are: 

8 staff have renewed their Infant/Toddler CDA



1 staff has renewed their Preschool CDA



6 staff have received their Infant/Toddler CDA



16 are working towards their Infant/Toddler CDA.



9 staff are working towards their Preschool CDA

Veronica Diaz (pictured above) is one of the six staff who have received their Infant/Toddler CDA this year. Veronica has worked as a Classroom Advocate at the Monticello Migrant and Seasonal Head Start center for 3 years and earned her CDA certificate this fall. Within one week of finishing her CDA certificate, Veronica applied and was accepted into Anoka-Ramsey Technical College’s Sociology program where she is working towards her AAS in Sociology with an emphasis in Education!

Average Monthly Attendance

MSHS/EHS

79%

RV HS

83%

RV EHS

86%


Education & Early Childhood Services

Family Engagement The goal of Family Engagement is to support parents as they identify and meet their own goals and nurture the development of their children in the context of their family and culture. By building trusting relationships, we believe we can all learn from Percentage of families who participated in the family goal setting process

MSHS/EHS

Region V HS

Region V EHS

Tri-Valley Head Start, Child & Family Programs provides learning environments that are safe, nurturing, engaging, enjoyable, and secure. We believe this helps children gain the awareness, skills, and confidence necessary to succeed. The varied experiences provided by the program support the continuum of children’s growth and development which includes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of each child.

RV HS

RV EHS

MSHS/EHS

Brigance screenings completed

94% (203)

96% (150)

91% (808)

ASQ:SE screenings completed

94% (202)

94% (148)

92% (820)

97% (572 families)

88% (197 families)

91% (129 families)

Disabilities Minnesota Migrant Education Program

Tri-Valley Head Start, Child & Family Programs receives a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education to identify and recruit all migrant students in Minnesota who are eligible under Title I Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This past year we have identified 1749 children, ages 3-21. Tri-Valley Head Start, Child & Family Programs also works with the summer Migrant Education Programs by providing health screenings. This past year, we provided 364 physical exams and 382 dental screenings/exams.Â

Our goal in this area is to ensure the needs of children with disabilities and their families are supported and that these children are included in the full range of program activities.

RV HS

RV EHS

MSHS/EHS

Children Served with an IEP

27

0

27

Children Served with an IFSP

0

15

16


School Readiness Goals: Tri-Valley Head Start, Child & Family Programs works collaboratively with other community service providers to ensure that all children are ready for school, and families are ready to support their children’s learning. Outcomes and goals have been identified to ensure children are making progress.

COGNITION & GENERAL KNOWLEDGE Outcome: Children will gain the ability to question, analyze, and understand the world around them. Goal #1: Children will retain and apply knowledge. Children Meeting Goal: 81% Head Start and Early Head Start 58% Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start Goal #2: Children will use math regularly. Children Meeting Goal: 80% Head Start and Early Head Start 47% Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start

Health Services

APPROACHES TO LEARNING

Tri-Valley Head Start, Child & Family Programs commitment to wellness embraces a comprehensive vision of health for children, families, and staff. The goal of this area is to ensure that all child health and developmental concerns are identified and children and families are linked to an ongoing source of continuous, accessible care to meet their basic health needs.

RV HS

RV EHS

MSHS/EHS

Up-to-date Physicals

76%

81%

90%

Up-to-date Dentals

58%

82%

87%

Outcome: Children will engage in activities with purpose, persistence, attention, and curiosity. Goal #3: Children will be self-motivated to learn. Children Meeting Goal: 87% Head Start and Early Head Start 71% Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start

LANGUAGE & LITERACY Outcome: Children will comprehend, use, and appreciate various forms of communication. Goal #4: Children will gain knowledge of print as a source to receive, relay and record information. Children Meeting Goal: 80% Head Start and Early Head Start 43% Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start Goal #5: Children will progress in speaking and understanding language. Children Meeting Goal: 83% Head Start and Early Head Start 61% Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start


School Readiness Goals Continued: SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT Outcome: Children will maintain positive relationships and interactions. Goal #6: Children will manage feelings and action of self. Children Meeting Goal: 82% Head Start and Early Head Start 75% Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start Goal #7: Children will form positive relationships with others. Children Meeting Goal: 85% Head Start and Early Head Start 60% Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT & HEALTH Outcome: Children establish habits to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Goal #8: Children frequently participate in a range of physical activity. Children Meeting Goal: 99% Head Start and Early Head Start 75% Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start Goal #9: Children learn to make positive choices for a healthy life. Children Meeting Goal: 1 100% Head Start and Early Head Start 100% Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start

CLASS Scores: Tri-Valley Head Start, Child & Family Programs uses the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) as an observational instrument which measures and assesses the quality of what is happening in our PRESCHOOL CLASSROOMS. CLASS is a valid and reliable research-based observational instrument that assesses classroom quality, including the assessment of multiple dimensions of teacherchild interactions that are linked to positive child outcomes and later achievement. The assessment is split into three parts: (1) Emotional Support; (2) Classroom Organization; and, (3) Instructional Support. Each of our classrooms are assessed annually. The chart below shows our average score for all preschool classrooms as well as the national goal.


Governing Board & Policy Council Head Start programs are required to establish and maintain a formal structure of shared governance through which parents can participate in policy making or in other decisions about the program. In order to accomplish this, Tri-Valley Head Start, Child & Family Programs hosts two different opportunities. 1) Parent Committee Meetings—These meetings occur once a month at the center level. These meetings give parents an opportunity to have a voice in local center decisions. 2) Policy Council Meetings—These meetings occur at the Administrative Office level. Parents are elected from the local Parent Committees. Tri-Valley Head Start, Child & Family Programs has two separate Policy Council’s (Head Start/Early Head Start & Migrant Head Start/Early Head Start). Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. also has a Governing Board which holds the legal and fiscal responsibility for administering the Head Start programs. An ad hoc member from each Policy Council serves on the Governing Board and vice versa, in order to ensure communication amongst the groups.

Executive Committee Members for RV HS/ EHS Policy Council in 2015/16 were:

Angie Lindseth Andy Nissen Jodi Bachmeier Stephanie Vonesh

President Vice President Secretary Ad Hoc to the Board

Executive Committee Members for the MSHS/EHS Policy Council in 2015/16 were:

Teresa Luque Diana Escamilla Susana Jaramillo Sofia Villarreal

President Vice President Secretary Ad Hoc to the Board

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