Greetings All! I am delighted that you have taken a moment to read Tri-Valley Head Startâ€™s 2017 annual report. Inside you will find information related to what we do every day; living up to the responsibility of providing a high quality services to the most vulnerable youth of our nation. You will find statistics related to education, health, social services and family partnerships among other notable program milestones. Head Start truly embodies what is good in the human spirit. Helping children learn and families grow ensures a strong future for our communities and on a larger scale our country. Providing access to a high quality early childhood education is so important in the futures of all children. Our families have grown in many ways for the betterment not only of themselves, but for every community in which they serve. The partnerships created, sustained and strengthened by the bond we share with individuals and community partnerships provide proof that we all have a stake in our childrenâ€™s future with so much to be gained. We continue to strive for excellence, combining a committed staff, a supportive administration and a myriad of dedicated community partners working together to assist and support local families and communities. Much of our success is based on our community involvement and local community partnerships to provide services and opportunities to over 1,300 children and families. The continual cooperation with Head Start and local partnerships remains an essential element in the continuing success of our program. I am appreciative of all staff for the work they do and the dedication they display everyday for our children and families. A special thanks to the Board of Directors and Policy Council for their hard work and dedication to children, families, staff and community members.. Warmest Regards,
2017 Annual Report
Laurie Coleman, Head Start, Child & Family Programs Director
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, 2016 through April 30, 2017) 204 children served, ages 3-5; 136 children served, ages birth–3;
23 pregnant women served
Head Start operates during the school year Services provided in Marshall, Polk, and
Early Head Start operates year round.
. . . to cultivate life-long learning in children and families. Our Guiding Principles . . .
Services provided in Marshall, Polk, Nor-
man and Steele counties.
828 children served, ages birth-5 , 71 pregnant women served
Migrant & Seasonal Head Start & Early Head Start (April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017
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
Region V Head Start and Early Head Start: Federal Operating Funds
United Way of Olmsted County
Federal Operating Funds (EHS)
Federal Training & Technical Assistance
Norman County West Public Schools
MN MDE Pathway II– Crookston and Hendrum
Child Care Reimbursement/Income—EGF
Child Care Reimbursement/Income—Crookston
Child Care Reimbursement/Income—Hendrum
Federal Operating Funds (EHS) Federal Training & Technical Assistance (EHS) MN State Head Start (EHS) TOTAL
1,136,904 25,660 232,204 $3,211,080
Federal Training & Technical Assistance
Federal Training & Technical Assistance (EHS) MN State Migrant Early Head Start Other TOTAL
Travel Equipment Supplies
Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start : Federal Operating Funds
35,755 1,714,079 30,000 $10,176,911
Federal Monitoring & Audit
Other grants: MN State Child Care ND Department of Public Instruction
MN MDE Title 1—Health
MN MDE Title 1—Identification & Recruitment
Total Head Start, Child & Family Program Funding
During the 2016-2017 program years, TriValley Head Start, Child and Family Programs did not receive any monitoring reviews. We are pleased to share that Tri-Valley Opportunity Council’s 2016 audit did not identify any area of material weakness or significant deficiency. There were also no findings or questioned costs contained in the report.
Non-Federal Share (In-Kind) Collected: Migrant & Seasonal Head Start & Early Head Start :
$766,618 Region V Head Start & Early Head Start :
Expenditures Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start
Head Start Hero Each year the Minnesota Head Start Association names several individuals as Head Start Heroes. We are proud to share that in 2017, Adrian, from our Early Head Start program in Owatonna was the winner in the “Child Who Made Tremendous Developmental Growth” category. Congratulations Adrian!
Adrian’s Story Adrian is a happy, fun loving three year old boy that has been with us in our program since just a few weeks of age. Adrian was born with a rare eye condition which has caused him total blindness in both eyes, with the exception to be able to perceive light/shadows in one of them. At just two months old, he was seen in Chicago for his first eye surgery in which a cornea was transplanted. In addition to his vision diagnosis, Adrian had also been diagnosed with other health concerns such as multiple respiratory and ear infections, a lactose intolerance, a hearing inconsistency (multiple failed hearing tests), seizure like episodes and an overall developmental delay.
Region V Head Start and Early Head Start
When Adrian was in our infant room, he could not be consoled easily. His typical day would involve crying throughout most of it, and not eating well for staff. At doctor appointments, Adrian would register at a growth percentage of less than 1% of his expected body weight for his age. After multiple attempts at trying new formulas, Adrian was finally tolerating a lactose free brand. At a little over one year of age, Adrian could drink from a sippy cup, but the doctors recommended he continue using the bottle to ensure he was getting the nutrients he needed. Over time, Adrian learned to roll over, crawl, and stand while holding onto furniture, all with the support of his teachers. Staff worked together to set goals for Adrian, and worked every day to support him as he met these goals.
The time came for him to transition from our infant classroom to our toddler room. Adrian had not yet begun to walk, and had become attached to the staff in the infant room so his transition was difficult, but once he became used to his new classroom and staff, he began to walk. Also up to this point, Adrian was only using some babbles and sounds to communicate, not forming any words. With much support from his teachers, and encouragement from the school district, Adrian began to use simple words to communicate, and is now using short sentences.
Locations & Services
Adrian– 2017 Head Start Hero Award
With the continued support and Winner! routine in the classroom, at 2 ½ years old, he was able to move throughout his classroom without bumping into items, and knew where his favorite toys were located and would even walk independently to his favorite playground climbing toys, and use them! The district introduced a walker for him to try until he understood how to use his “safe hands” for walking but he instantly became independent and refused to use the walker. Adrian turned three in November of 2016 and is now working on naming his letters using Braille, beginning to use a cane for walking, can name all staff that walk into the classroom and will say hi to them. He is singing songs, participating in finger plays, and even using a light board to be able to name colors, shapes, and figures. Adrian continues to have surgeries, doctor appointments, and other obstacles in his personal life but you would never know it by his classroom abilities. He has gone from an infant that staff had major concerns for to a three year old that is ready for a preschool program in a “typical” classroom setting. Adrian will always have obstacles in his life without his eye-sight but he will continue to achieve any goals that are placed before him!
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 Community Child Care
Crookston - MN 1407 Erskine Street 218-281-1343 Head Start & Early Head Start
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
Elysian - MN 101 5th Street NW 507-267-4373 Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start
Glencoe - MN 1828 Knight Avenue North 320-864-6635 Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start
Grafton - ND 1301 McHugh Avenue 701-352-0238 Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start
Hendrum - MN 320 Main Street East 218-861-6738 Head Start & Early Head Start
Monticello - MN 9375 Fenning Avenue 763-272-2964 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
Rochester - MN 1026 East Center Street 507-252-9226 Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start
Rogers - MN 14020 Northdale Blvd. Ste B 866-801-6450 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
St. Cloud- MN 930 31st Avenue North 218-881-6738 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 Rogers Tri-Valley Head Start programs is excited to announce the opening of our newest Migrant and Seasonal Head Start center in Rogers, MN. The Rogers center opened on September 5th, 2017. Rogers Migrant and Seasonal Head Start serves infants, toddlers and preschoolers and pregnant women in Anoka, Ham Lake, Ramsey, and surrounding communities.
Children Served (Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start)
MIGRANT & SEASONAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START
Children and Pregnant Women
East Grand Forks
Partnership with the University of Minnesota
(Region V HS & EHS) A group of students seeking to learn more about migrant and seasonal families in southern Minnesota and the challenges they face in obtaining health care for their families led to a partnership with Tri-Valley’s health team, the University of Minnesota (U of M) and Hennepin County Medical Center. The students were a diverse group including studies in dentistry, internal medicine, public health, and nutrition. The students were supervised by Dr. Rachel Silva, MD, MPH and Dr. Benjamin Katz, MD. Tri-Valley staff and U of M students worked together to provide health activities including Healthy Family Days and medical clinics for staff and MSHS families at the Elysian and Owatonna centers. In addition, students completed physicals, well baby checks, and screenings.
REGION V HEAD START
East Grand Forks
TOTAL REGION V EARLY HEAD START
East Grand Forks
From the earliest days, children’s health has been a major part of the Head Start program. TVOC’s partnership with the University of Minnesota and Hennepin County Medical Center demonstrates one approach in the on-going commitment that children must be healthy to learn and that health services are essential to school readiness; creating a healthier future for Head Start families. With that being said, TVOC’s health team hopes to continue this innovative partnership during the next Migrant University of Minnesota student provides dental educa on to children during Health Family Day in Owatonna
Dakota Oreskovich and her new baby Trieghten from the Owatonna Early Head Start center received a Baby Box from their Tri-Valley Head Start nurse during one of their home visits. Dakota commented on the Baby Box, “I love it!” She also shared that she liked how the Baby Box can move where she moves. Even when they go out of town, Trieghten’s bed goes with them. Dakota said, “I love the Baby Box and I hope more people get to use them.” One component of the Early Head Start program includes providing pregnant women services by trained, professional nurses. Nurses provide information and guidance to encourage a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby through monthly home visits. This year, TriValley nurses received Baby Boxes from a Twin Cities non-profit called Babies Need Boxes. What?? Yes, the tradition of giving Baby Boxes to expecting women started in Finland, helping to achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates. An important aspect of the Babies Need Boxes program keeps in step with Finland’s program as it also includes teaching parents about safe sleep and providing access to educational resources through Baby Box University, an online platform. Additionally, Baby Boxes come with lots of necessities for infants, including diapers, a sleep sack, and a book. This year, Tri-Valley nurses have given out approximately 40 baby boxes, utilizing them as an educational tool, especially in the promotion of safe sleep for infants. Tri-Valley’s Health team is committed to providing high quality pre-natal and post-partum educational opportunities through multiple approaches. Providing Baby Boxes combined with safe sleep education is just one part of those efforts.
Average Monthly Attendance
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 each other. 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 childrenâ€™s growth and development which includes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of each child.
Brigance screenings completed
ASQ:SE screenings completed
86% (576 families)
92% (186 families)
91% (120 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 more than 1400 migrant children.. Tri-Valley Head Start, Child & Family Programs also works with the summer Migrant Education Programs by providing health screenings. This past year, we provided 373 physical exams and 348 dental screenings/exams to schoolage children.
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.
Children Served with an IEP
Children Served with an IFSP
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 childrenâ€™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: 83% Head Start and Early Head Start 62% Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start Goal #2: Children will use math regularly. Children Meeting Goal: 69% Head Start and Early Head Start 48% Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start
APPROACHES TO LEARNING
Health Services 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.
Outcome: Children will engage in activities with purpose, persistence, attention, and curiosity. Goal #3: Children will be self-motivated to learn. Children Meeting Goal: 89% Head Start and Early Head Start 69% 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: 81% Head Start and Early Head Start 49% 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 56% 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: 86% Head Start and Early Head Start 58% 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: 98% Head Start and Early Head Start 76% Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start Goal #9: Children learn to make positive choices for a healthy life. Children Meeting Goal: 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 teacher-child 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 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 MSHS/ EHS Policy Council in 2016/17 were:
Bernardo Rangel, Jr. Ismael Alvarado Jesica Castillo Sofia Villarreal
President Vice President Secretary Ad Hoc to the Board
Executive Committee Members for the RV HS/EHS Policy Council in 2016/17 were:
Juanita Wilkes Angie Lindseth Grace Nissen Cristina Rodriguez
President Vice President Secretary Ad Hoc to the Board
PO Box 607 102 North Broadway Crookston, MN 56716 Phone: 218-281-5832 Fax: 218-281-0717 Website: www.tvoc.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/TVOCInc Twitter: TriValley_TVOC This information is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities. Contact us at 1-800-584-7020 or by calling the Telecommunication Relay Service at 711 or 1-800-627-3529. Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/provider.
2017 Tri-Valley Head Start Annual Report