Prairie Five Head Start Public Annual Report

Funding

Prairie Five will be funded in Fiscal Year 2015 with:

Federal Head Start $1,462,800
Personnal and Fringe Benefits $1,178,587
Supplies(office & classroom, postage, photocopy) $54,107
Contracted Services (psychologist services, nutrition consultant, payment for child care slots) $40,517
Other (telephone, advertising, auto expenses, registration fees, utilities, audit, medical services, disabilities services, staff travel, parent travel & activities, pupil transportation, building leases, insurance, food, curriculum fees, licenses, and equipment maintenance) $164,679
Out of area travel $889
Training $24,021
State EHS $176,991
Personnal and Fringe Benefits $149,533
Supplies (office & telephone, postage, photocopy, advertising, lease,computer) $8,794
Mental Health Consultant $500
Program Expenses (Child and Familey serv supplies, socialization and PM supplies, transition, medical, disabilities, curriculum and assessment) $8,418
Travel/Transportation (Vehicle Maintenence and fuel) $2,946
Other ( audit, insurance, auto license) $1,800
Training $5,000
USDA $26,725

Enrollment

Prairie Five Head Start is funded for 231 Federal children and 19 EHS children. The total number of children and families served in 2013-2014 was 271, Prairie Five Head Start maintained full enrollment during the school year. In the 2013-2014 school year 17% of the total enrollment was children with disabilities. Prairie Five Head Start serves children in five counties. There are 26 classes in 13 communities. The average monthly attendance or 2013-2014 was 90%. Over 90% of of eligible children in the five county area were served. We had a waiting list of 10.

Chart of racial makeup

Monitoring

Prairie Five Head Start completes an annual self assessment. Prairie Five is also monitored every 3 years by the Federal government, the State Department of Education, and the State Food and Nutrition Service. The Federal Review Team monitored our Head Start program in May of 2012. State Food and Nutrition Service monitored our program in May 2013. Audit information is available upon request. Call 1-800-443-4283.

Health Services

In the 2013-2014 school year, 100% of enrolled children had up-to-date immunizations; 100% of enrolled children had completed physicals; 96% of enrolled children completed dental examinations.

Parent Involvement

During the 2013-2014 school year Prairie Five Head Start had 230 parent and community volunteers who volunteered a total of 11,378 hours for an in-kind value of $117,762. 19 parents and community members participated in Parent Committee and Policy Council meetings a total of 83 1/2 hours for an in-kind value of $2,124 Prairie Five Head Start has an active Policy Council made up of parents and community members. Highlight of parent activities was the annual "Field Trip" for involved parents and their children.

Child Assessment & Outcomes

Prairie Five Head Start uses the Creative Curriculum and assessment tools. Assessments are completed 3 times during the year and outcomes are shared with parents. Our curriculum and assessment prepares children for Kindergarten. Program outcome information is available upon request.

Prairie Five Head Start School Readiness Goals Progress – Annual Report

We made progress as a program this year and overall are meeting growth expectations and the Program Goal of 90% of students meeting the Widely Held Expectations (WHE) for their age level. The 3 Year Olds showed very strong growth this year. This is similar to past years’ performance. The 4 Year Olds did not progress as well as their younger counterparts. Less than 90% of 4 year olds are meeting WHE for their age. This is quite different from the past three years growth, which is available to compare.

Please follow the chart below to see this year’s growth compared to last year’s growth for 4 year olds:

Domain

Fall ‘12

Fall ‘13

Spring ‘13

Spring ‘14

% at WHE ‘13

% at WHE
‘14

%
Different

Soc/Emot

47.7

45.1

63.6

57.5

95

85

-10

Physical

30.7

30

37.1

34.8

97

87

-10

Language

46.2

44.7

58.3

53.7

91

80

-11

Cognitive

49.2

47.5

66.6

60.4

97

81

-16

Literacy

41.6

38.5

68.7

58.4

96

89

-10

Math

29.8

28.8

44.1

39.3

96

88

-8

We are still analyzing data to see what has caused the difference this year. We did have a number of new teachers using the assessment this year. Their unfamiliarity with the tool may have made a difference in the way children were scored, however, there have been new staff every year and we have not seen this kind of difference before.