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Head Start - Annual Report/School Readiness Goals

 
  The full 2016/17 Outcome Report and 2015-2020 School Readiness Goals are made public annually in accordance with Sec. 644 of the Head Start Act. The Report and Goals are presented below.   
 

2016/17 OUTCOME REPORT

 
 

PY 2016-2017 Child Assessment Outcomes
COR Advantage is the tool utilized by the CSCAA Head Start/UPK Education Staff to assess early childhood development of the children enrolled in the program, ranging from toddler to kindergarten.  This observation tool guides staff through the process of gathering measurable anecdotes on all children, focusing on the following content areas: 

            • Approaches to Learning
            • Creative Arts
            • Language Development
            • Literacy
            • Logic/Reasoning
            • Math
            • Physical/Health Development
            • Science
            • Social/Emotional
            • Social Studies

Each content area consists of items that focus on key early learning concepts.  Teachers gather observations on children over time and score each item.  Following the COR Advantage Scoring Guide they use an eight-level rating scale ranging from 0 (lowest) to 7 (highest).  The level 0 to level 7 scoring provides an overlapping range so that children are scored at the developmental and ability level appropriate for them.  The information gathered aids staff in planning individualized learning experiences for each child.  Toddlers generally fall into the level 0-2 range.  Older toddlers can score higher.  Preschoolers generally fall into the level 2-5 range.  They can rate lower or higher on any given COR item.  Kindergarten levels typically fall into the level 4 to level 7 range.

Toddler: 18-36 month old children
The Early Head Start toddler groups are assessed three times per program year using anecdotal recordings that are gathered using the High/Scope COR (Child Observation Record) Advantage tool. Observations are taken on these groups of children during scheduled home visits as well as at planned socialization times at the center.  Anecdotal observations are recorded on all children and rated using the 0-7 scale in each of the domain areas.  It is expected that children transitioning to the Head Start 3 year old Center Base program in September 2017 will be working in the Level 1 to Level 2 range in all domain areas by the end of Session 3 (Spring 2017). 


EHS 2 year old children (Turning 3 by 12/01/2017)

Domain Area

Session 1

Session 2

Growth Session 1→2

Session 3

Growth Session 1→3

 

9/6/16 – 10/28/16

10/31/16 – 3/13/17

 

3/6/17 – 6/2/17

 

Approaches to Learning

1.16

1.71

+.55

1.95

+.79

Creative Arts

1.12

1.72

+.60

2.13

+1.01

Language Development

1.27

1.58

+.31

1.84

+.57

Literacy

1.21

1.67

+.46

1.86

+.65

Logic/Reasoning

1.20

1.64

+.44

1.90

+.70

Math

1.05

1.45

+.40

1.81

+.76

Physical Health

1.46

2.06

+.60

2.51

+1.05

Science

1.28

1.65

+.37

1.92

+.64

Social/Emotional

1.15

1.94

+.79

2.10

+.95

Social Studies

1.20

1.95

+.75

2.25

+1.05

Summary:
A great deal of learning and development occurs in the first three years of life, establishing the foundation for developing skills that are the essential components of school readiness.  The above data indicates that the children 18-36 months old enrolled in the Early Head Start program are starting to develop their ability to express themselves verbally, problem-solve and use self-help skills.  They are beginning to form positive relationships with staff and peers.  Managing their emotions as well as responding to other’s feelings will start to come more naturally.  In developing relationships, these children are fine-tuning their capabilities to interact with each other by communicating wants, needs and interests in both verbal and non-verbal ways.  They demonstrate interest in literacy activities that occur in their learning environment, including listening to stories and actively participating in rhymes and songs.  Additionally, this group of young learners eagerly explores their learning environment through the manipulation of objects, sorting, and exploration of their learning space.


Preschool: 3 and 4 year old children
Data on the Head Start three year old children is aggregated and assessed three times per program year. Observations are taken on this age group in the classroom setting at the center using the High/Scope COR Advantage tool.  Anecdotal observations are recorded on all children and rated using the 0-7 scale in each of the domain areas.  It is expected that children transitioning to the Head Start/UPK four year old program in September 2017 will be working in the Level 3 to Level 4 range in all domain areas by the end of Session 3 (Spring 2017). 


HS 3 year old children (Turning 4 by 12/01/2017)

Domain Area

Session 1

Session 2

Growth Session 1→2

Session 3

Growth Session 1→3

 

9/6/16 – 10/28/16

10/31/16 – 3/13/17

 

3/6/17 – 6/2/17

 

Approaches to Learning

2.43

3.12

+.69

3.63

+1.20

Creative Arts

2.27

3.07

+.80

3.75

+1.48

Language Development

2.04

2.72

+.68

3.33

+1.29

Literacy

1.96

2.74

+.78

3.39

+1.43

Logic/Reasoning

2.19

2.99

+.80

3.54

+1.35

Math

1.93

2.74

+.81

3.34

+1.41

Physical Health

2.64

3.47

+.83

4.11

+1.47

Science

2.15

2.87

+.72

3.55

+1.40

Social/Emotional

2.25

3.01

+.76

3.66

+1.41

Social Studies

2.33

3.01

+.68

3.68

+1.35

Summary:
Outcome data and indicators indicate that the three year old children transitioning to a four year old Head Start/UPK program in September 2017 are strengthening their ability to communicate their thoughts, choices and plans, solve problems and interact with staff and peers.  They are starting to take interest in language and literacy activities, noticing written language in their environment.  They are at the beginning stages of developing reasoning, logic and use of numerical skills.


The four year old HS/UPK children are also assessed through observations gathered in the classroom setting at the center using the High/Scope COR Advantage tool.  Anecdotal observations are recorded on all children and rated using the 0-7 scale in each of the domain areas.  Again, the data is collected and assessed three times throughout the year.  It is expected that these children will be working in the Level 4 to Level 5 range in all domain areas by the end of Session 3 (Spring 2017) thus indicating that they have acquired the critical learning foundations reflective of school readiness.  These scores should also indicate that these children are well prepared and ready to transition to their next level of programming, a Kindergarten classroom, in the Fall of 2017. 


HS/UPK 4 year old children (Turning 5 by 12/01/2017)

Domain Area

Session 1

Session 2

Growth Session 1→2

Session 3

Growth Session 1→3

 

9/6/16 – 10/28/16

10/31/16 – 3/13/17

 

3/6/17 – 6/2/17

 

Approaches to Learning

2.98

3.99

+1.01

4.72

+1.73

Creative Arts

2.92

3.98

+1.06

4.68

+1.72

Language Development

2.69

3.72

+1.03

4.49

+1.77

Literacy

2.79

3.72

+.93

4.39

+1.57

Logic/Reasoning

2.81

3.83

+1.02

4.58

+1.74

Math

2.70

3.75

+1.05

4.74

+2.00

Physical Health

3.21

4.25

+1.04

5.24

+1.99

Science

2.69

3.76

+1.07

4.62

+1.88

Social/Emotional

2.90

3.88

+.98

4.82

+1.90

Social Studies

2.88

3.90

+1.02

4.82

+1.94

Summary:

The children in the four year old HS program made great gains!  They continue to develop their communication skills, focusing on clearly indicating their needs/wants, along with problem solving and verbalizing their emotions. Focus is placed on further developing their cognitive skills so they are able to use logic and reasoning in creative ways, better understand receptive and expressive language, develop a larger vocabulary, identify pictures/print and use writing tools to print recognizable letters, particularly the letters in their name. Additionally, these children are engaged in daily hands-on math and science activities which focus on sorting/patterning, understanding the properties of an object, counting/numeration, sequencing and change/causality
 
 

2015-2020 SCHOOL READINESS GOALS

 

 

 

 

1

 

Area

 

Goal

Curriculum Alignment (High Scope Key Development Indicator)

 

Language

Children will use and comprehend an increasingly complex and varied vocabulary.

21: Comprehension
22: Speaking
23: Vocabulary

 

Literacy

Children will show interest in books and their characteristics, and demonstrate the ability to get meaning from text.

26: Reading
27: Concepts about Print
28: Book Knowledge

Children will engage in early writing experiences, demonstrating their familiarity with writing implements and conventions.

27: Concepts about Print
29: Writing

 

English Language Development

Children will demonstrate their abilities, skills, and knowledge in any language, including their home language.
Children will be encouraged to use English and their home language in the classroom.

30: ELL/Dual Language Acquisition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cognition and General Knowledge

Children will demonstrate the ability to use their senses and tools, including technology, to gather information, investigate materials, and observe processes and relationships.

45: Observing
46: Classifying
47: Experimenting
52: Tools and Technology

Children will demonstrate the ability to think, reason, and use information which allows them to acquire knowledge, understand the world around them, and make appropriate decisions.

39: Data Analysis
48: Predicting
49: Drawing Conclusions
50: Communicating Ideas
55: Decision Making

Children will demonstrate knowledge of concepts and facts related to the natural and physical world around them.

51: Natural & Physical World

Children will demonstrate conceptual understanding of numbers, their relationships, combinations, and operations.

31: Number Words & Symbols
32: Counting
33: Part-Whole Relationships

Children will demonstrate an understanding of attributes through the identification of shapes, patterns, sequences, and the comparison of objects by size, capacity, and area.

34: Shapes
35: Spatial Awareness
36: Measuring
37: Unit
38: Patterns

Children will demonstrate an understanding of roles and relationships within their family and community, respecting diversity.

53: Diversity
54: Community Roles

Children will demonstrate an understanding of the world around them and the relationship between people and their environment.

56: Geography
58: Ecology

Children will develop an understanding that events which happened in the past relate to themselves, their family, and their community.

57: History

 

 

 

3

 

 

Approaches to Learning

Children will demonstrate curiosity, interest, a willingness to learn new concepts and participate in new experiences, and the ability to reflect on their experiences.

1: Initiative
2: Planning
6: Reflection

Children will demonstrate persistence, attentiveness, and cooperation as they engage in activities.

40: Art
41: Music
42: Movement
43: Pretend Play
44: Appreciating the Arts

 

4

 

Perceptual Motor and Physical Development

Children will practice healthy and safe personal care habits, including physical activity and healthy eating habits.

18: Body Awareness
19: Personal Care
20: Healthy Behavior

 

 

5

 

 

Social & Emotional Development

Children will recognize themselves as unique individuals having their own abilities, characteristics, feelings, and interests.

7: Self-Identity

Children will have the skills to develop and maintain healthy relationships with adults and peers.

11: Community
12: Building Relationships
13: Empathy

Children will identify a social problem and participate in figuring out a solution that works for everyone involved.

14: Moral Development
15: Conflict Resolution

 

 
     
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