Colorado Early Education Network

CEEN Head Start/Early Head Start

710 11th Ave, Suite L90

Greeley, CO 80631

2015 – 2016 CEEN Annual Report to the Community

Mission Statement

The mission of the Colorado Early Education Network (CEEN) is to facilitate and enhance productive programming and services for children, staff, and parenting partnerships, along with partnering with educational entities, community resources, and local, state and federal agencies. CEEN is designed to create a collaborative network bridge between resources, programs and participants.

 

Financial Information: HS Fiscal Year May 1, 2015 – April 30, 2016

 

Head Start

Year 4 Budget

Head Start

Year 4 Actual

Early Head Start

Year 1 Budget

 

Early Head Start

Year 1 Actual

Non-Federal Share

Program Revenue

3,046,908

3,046,908

1,086,424

772,298

1,515,470

CCAP

 

 

 

51,174

 

CACFP

275,000

273,574

 

10,047

 

Expenditures

 

 

 

 

 

    Personnel

1,964,786

1,908,088

469,081

388,305

429,630

    Fringe Benefits

457,835

434,062

143,984

68,663

 

    Travel

4,500

189

1,593

0

 

    Equipment

0

0

144,000

108,965

 

    Supplies

100,566

135,026

118,077

93,466

 

    Contractual

463,000

425,275

63,127

20,010

 

    Other

283,470

361,420

94,299

40,019

1,085,840

    Training &  Technical   Assistance

47,751

57,848

52,263

37,838

 

Total Expenditures

3,321,908

3,321,908

1,086,424

757,266

1,515,470

Carry Forward

 

 

 

76,253

 

Service Area and Enrollment Information

Colorado Early Education Network (CEEN) provides Head Start and Early Head Start center-based services in Weld County, Colorado.  Many of the communities served are small, rural, and separated by large distances; the largest community is the city of Greeley (population of 92,889). The total funded enrollment is 562 Head Start preschool children and 48 Early Head Start infant/toddler children.  The program has a total of 10 centers. Five preschool centers are located in Greeley in modular buildings located on School District 6 campuses; one additional preschool center in Greeley is located in the Plaza del Milagro center; the final preschool center in Greeley is located in the annex of the AC School on 23rd Ave. The remaining two preschool centers are located in La Salle and in Milliken. The Early Head Start center has three classrooms (24 children) located within the School District 6 Jefferson High School.

 

Total Cumulative Number of Children and Families served: Head Start – 666; Early Head Start - 35

Average Monthly Enrollment:  Head Start – 562 (100% of funded enrollment); Early Head Start - 24 (100% of enrollment at Jefferson)

Percentage of Eligible Children Served:  Head Start- 100%; Early Head Start-73%

34 Preschool Classrooms Operated: 32 double-session “part-day” classrooms and 2 “full day” classrooms

3 Infant/Toddler Classrooms Operated: 3 full-day, full-year classrooms.

Average Daily Attendance: 85% for Head Start; 80.13% for Early Head Start.

Enrolled Head Start Children by Age: 2.5 yrs-3 yrs (7); 3-4 yrs (236) and 4-5 yrs (423)

Enrolled Early Head Start Children by Age: 6 wks-12 months (23); 12-23 months (10); 24-35 months (2).

Primary/Home Language for Head Start Children: English (414), Spanish (226), Other-Swahili, Somali, Burmese, Karini (26).

 

Medical, Health and Dental Child Information

Number of Children with source of continuous, accessible health care: 665 Head Start; 32 Early Head Start.

Number of Preschool Children who received preventative and primary health care per Colorado’s EPSDT schedule: 151 at the beginning of the year; 568 at the end of the school year.

Number of Infant/Toddler Children who received preventative and primary health care per Colorado’s EPSDT schedule: 3 at the beginning of the year; 16 at the end of the school year.

Number of Children treated for chronic conditions diagnosed by a health care professional: 106 Head Start; 1 Early Head Start.

Number of Children with all possible up-to-date immunizations; or exempt: 663 Head Start; 25 Early Head Start.

Number of HS/EHS Children with continuous, accessible care provided by a dentist: 637/14 in the fall; 666/32 in the spring.

Number of HS/EHS Children who received preventive dental care: 604 Head Start children/24 Early Head Start infants and toddlers.

Number of Children who received a professional dental exam: 605 Head Start children.

Number of Children who received treatment for dental conditions diagnosed by a dentist: 132 Head Start children.

Number of Children referred for Mental Health services: 16 Head Start children.

 

Disabilities, Foster Care and Homelessness Services

Number of Preschool Children who had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and received special education services: 54

Total number of children referred by a child welfare agency: 10

Total number of families experiencing homelessness: 36

Number of Families experiencing homelessness that acquired housing during the enrollment year: 14

Total number of children living below 100% of the federal poverty line: 424

School Readiness, Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies and Curriculum

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool 5th Edition, GOLD Online Child Assessment system, and the Pyramid and the CARES Social-Emotional Strategies are used. Teaching Strategies GOLD is based on 38 research-based objectives that include predictors of school success and are aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards for Preschool and Kindergarten, Colorado Quality Standards for Early Childhood Care and Education Services and the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

 

Outcome data for children’s growth and developmental progress is gathered three times per program year. Here is the Fall 2015/Baseline child assessment data and the Spring 2016/Final child assessment outcome data.

 

Teacher-Child Interactions

Strong positive relationships with teachers within environments that validate the cultural and linguistic backgrounds of children foster positive opportunities for the development of social competence and academic growth. The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) focuses on the quality of teacher-child classroom interactions. The CLASS is completed twice a year; CLASS is organized to assess three broad domains of interactions among teachers and children: Emotional Support, Classroom Organization, and Instructional Support. Final CLASS Assessment Ratings Results for CEEN Head Start; completed in March 2016:

Domain: Emotional Support

·          The Head Start Act 2007 minimum requirement for Emotional Support is 4.0.

·          The National average for Emotional Support in 2015 was 6.03.

CEEN Head Start Avg: 6.03

Positive Climate Dimension: 6.08                    Negative Climate Dimension: 1.0

Teacher Sensitivity Dimension: 5.51             Regard for Student Perspectives Dimension: 5.51

Domain: Classroom Organization

·          The Head Start Act 2007 minimum requirement for Classroom Organization is 3.0.

·          The National average for Classroom Organization in 2015 was 5.80.

CEEN Head Start Avg: 5.49

Behavior Management Dimension: 5.74

Productivity Dimension: 5.59                        Instructional Learning Formats Dimension: 5.13

Domain: Instructional Support

·          The Head Start Act 2007 minimum requirement for Instructional Support is 2.0.

·          The National average for Instructional Support in 2015 was 2.88.

CEEN Head Start Avg: 3.44

Concept Development Dimension: 3.31

Quality of Feedback Dimension: 3.54             Language Modeling Dimension: 3.49

Center Staff Qualifications (Preschool)

Teachers (18): Bachelors in ECE or related field (11), Associates in ECE or related field (7).

Teachers: Avg. Number of Preschool Teaching Hrs of Experience = 8,500+ hrs.

Teachers: Avg. ECE college credit hours = 35.0 credit hours.

Assistant Teachers (18): AA ECE or related field (1), Preschool CDA (13), enrolled in Preschool CDA (4), enrolled in AA/BA (5).

Assistant Teachers: Avg. Number of Preschool Teaching Hrs of Experience = 5,270 hrs.

Assistant Teachers: Avg. ECE college credit hours = 24.0 credit hours.

Site Education Managers/Center Directors (8): Bachelors in ECE or related field (7), Associates in ECE or related field (1).

SEM’s/CD’s (8): Avg. Number of Preschool Teaching Hrs of Experience = 16,900+ hrs.; Avg. ECE college credit hours = 51.0 hours.

Infant/Toddler Child Development Staff (6)

BA ECE; focus on Infant/Toddler (2)

AA ECE; focus on Infant/Toddler (1)

Infant/Toddler Credential (2) and Infant/Toddler CDA (1)

 

Family Services and Family Engagement

Families that received at least one service (crisis intervention, mental health, substance abuse prevention, domestic violence services, parent education, etc.): 266

Number of Families that Volunteered in the program: 617 individuals

Total number of fathers who participated in regularly scheduled activities: 241

Number of Documented Hours Head Start Families Spent Completing Specific Educational Activities at Home: 20,026 hours

Total Amount of Head Start Family/Parent Non-Federal Share (In-Kind Contributions): $391,781.53

 

Independent Financial Audit Results

 

The Independent Financial Audit was completed on December 16, 2016 for the 2015-2016 grant year. There were zero deficiencies and zero areas of non-compliance.

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