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The Head Start

advantage Head Start San Joaquin 2019-2020 Annual Report SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION Head Start San Joaquin Annual Report | 1


Inspiring every child and family towards lifelong

success.

Head Start San Joaquin is a program of the San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE), a regional agency that provides educational leadership, resources, and customized services to assist school districts. The SJCOE promotes student achievement and accountability, serves San Joaquin County’s most at-risk students, and strives to create an environment in which every student, regardless of circumstances, has an opportunity for a quality education.

OUR PARTNERS IN EARLY CARE AND LEARNING CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COUNCIL

CREATIVE CHILD CARE INC.

LODI UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

STOCKTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

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H

ead Start programs prepare

EDUCATION

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH

NUTRITION

BEHAVIOR SCREENING

DISABILITY SERVICES

HEALTH DEVELOPMENT

FAMILY GOAL-SETTING

SOCIAL SERVICES

TRANSITION SERVICES

America’s most vulnerable young children to succeed in school

and in life beyond school. To achieve this, Head Start programs deliver services to children age birth to 5 and their families in core areas of early learning, health, and family well-being. Head Start services are provided in centers or in the family’s own home. In 2015, the San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) was awarded a federal grant to provide these valuable services to eligible children and families in San Joaquin County. Through a partnership with Lodi and Stockton unified school districts and nonprofit organizations Child Abuse Prevention Council and Creative Child Care, Inc., Head Start San Joaquin (HSSJ) provides Early Head Start and Head Start services to 1,754 children ages birth to 5, pregnant women, and their families.

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Serving Children From Birth

to age

5

Number of Families Served

1,789

274

Number of Children Served

1,926

320

Eligible Percentage Served

98%

98%

Average Monthly Enrollment

97%

As a percentage of funded enrollment

Head Start Children

98%

Enrolled Children that Received Medical Exams

95%

88%

Enrolled Children that Received Dental Exams

56%

2019-2020 Program Data

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Head Start Families

Head Start Children

Head Start Children

Head Start Children

Head Start Children

Early Head Start Families

Early Head Start Children

Early Head Start Children

Early Head Start Children

Early Head Start Children

59% Early Head Start Children


Ready for

kindergarten

In 2019, HSSJ collected Kindergarten Student Entrance profile

420

(KSEP) data on 853 preschool children who would be attending

322

Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten in the Fall. The KSEP is a universal screening that measures a child’s school readiness. Using an observational rating scale, teachers observe their students in the classroom setting and rate them on 13 indicators connected to social-emotional and school-ready knowledge. The KSEP is used in addition to the ongoing child assessment used to track developmental progress three times a year. Families and

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teachers set specific goals and strategies for home and school to continue child growth between each collection period.

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In the spring of 2019, KSEP data showed that 420 children were ready to go, 322 needed quarterly monitoring, 102 monthly monitoring, and 9 needed immediate follow-up. Kindergarten transitions plans are developed for all children transitioning to Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten. Those in the monitoring or immediate follow up have specific goals and strategies set with the family and incoming school to support success for school.

Ready To Go

Quarterly Monitoring

Monthly Monitoring

Immediate Follow-Up

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Healthy Habits Head Start San Joaquin Increases Health Literacy for Families During Second Year Through UCLA and National Center for Early Childhood Health and Wellness Grant

J

emima Villalobos held a model of a set of healthy teeth in one hand and toothbrush in the other while demonstrating proper brushing techniques to a cluster of young children with their families in tow. “Parents: When the bristles start to look a little dented, it’s time for a new brush,” she said, as music blared across a parking lot at the San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) and the families moved on to the next table at the oral health fair. Or they would stop by the ad hoc pumpkin patch and pick out a pumpkin for Halloween decoration. The day was meant to be as fun as it was informative. It was designed that way to engage

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with the families and help them learn how to better care for their children’s health. “Oral health is important for us because when children are healthy -- healthy bodies and healthy teeth-- they are better ready to learn,” said Leticia Sida, director of Head Start San Joaquin program. The Head Start San Joaquin team has had practice. This is the second year of a three-year project funded through a grant from UCLA and the National Center for Early Childhood Health and Wellness. Only 25 Head Start programs nationwide received such a grant.


“I took in lots of useful information and learned new methods and ways to help my child as he grows and how to properly care for them when ill.“ - HSSJ PARENT

The overall goal is to increase health literacy. Last year Head Start San Joaquin focused on common childhood illnesses. The program funders chronicled the effort in a video that will help other programs across the country better learn how to engage families in activities that will help them improve their health. At the oral health fair, team members handed out healthy treats, prizes, and information on how to care for teeth. Some wore costumes -- there was a tooth fairy, a tube of toothpaste, and a giant tooth leading a small group of children around the fair in a mini parade at one point during the festivities. Mia, a 3-year-old who attends a Head Start center in Lathrop, was really happy that she got to meet the tooth fairy. Tanya Nieves, her grandmother, was happy she found out there was a longer list of Denti-Cal dentists than she knew of before she came to the fair. There will be at least two more events promoting oral health this academic year. Parents at this first event filled out a survey when they arrived. They’ll be asked to fill out another one at the end of the year to see how much knowledge they gained. Just spending a few minutes with Head Start’s Villalobos was enough for Juana Martinez to plan to make changes at home. From now on her 2-year-old Julieta and 3-year-old Maria would be using softer toothbrushes to protect their gums.

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Number of Families that Participated in the First Year of Project

66

Number of Families that Participated in the Second Year of Project

Both dressed as Princess Anna from the movie Frozen, the sisters already had the softer toothbrushes in their goody bag they had filled up by the time they headed home.

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s part of the Head Start Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services conducts the federal monitoring review for all Head Start programs. Head Start San Joaquin

did not receive a review in the 2018-19 fiscal year. The

Annualized Budget

Budget

Actual

Salaries

$2,516,259

$2,301,198

Fringe Benefits

$1,095,415

$942,665

Out-of-Area Travel

$57,166

$37,011

Equipment

N/A

N/A

Supplies

$81,213

$ $62,767

Contracts

$17,779,886

$19,635,747

Construction/Renovation

$9,176,614

$3,561,104

Other

$684,660

$502,355

Non-Federal Share $7,693,115

Indirect

$521,510

$382,371

Program Income $0

Total

$31,912,723

$27,425,218

annual independent audit conducted by Christy White Associates Firm noted no major findings or deficiencies in internal controls related to Head Start San Joaquin.

FUNDS RECEIVED PUBLIC

$31,912,723

One-Time $8,301,614 Early Head Start $2,538,362 Head Start $21,072,747

PRIVATE

$0

Includes EHS, HS, and One-Time funding.

Financial figures are from the 2018-19 grant fiscal year, July 2018-January 2019. All other figures are from the 2018-19 program year, July 2018-June 2019.

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Head Start San Joaquin 2019-2020 Annual Report  

Head Start San Joaquin (HSSJ), a program of the San Joaquin County Office of Education, is preparing some of San Joaquin County's most vulne...

Head Start San Joaquin 2019-2020 Annual Report  

Head Start San Joaquin (HSSJ), a program of the San Joaquin County Office of Education, is preparing some of San Joaquin County's most vulne...