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Schools Head Start and
October, 2010WELCOMEPolicy Council Members
Family Services Coordinator
October 13, 2010
Sugar Hill: 1 slot in process Nebo: Full
Old Fort: Full N. Cove: Full
Eastfield: 1 slot in process Early Head Start: 3 slots pending
Children receiving Subsidy: 56 (24 EHS, 32 SH)
Attendance %s for 9/10: HS- 85%; EHS- 83%, Both: 84%
*62% of absences were due to illness
SIDS, Language and Literacy for Infants and Toddlers, ITERS and ECERS Rating Scale, Infant and Toddler Temperament, Social and Emotional Milestones, Primary Caregivers, Child Abuse and Neglect, Nutrition, Health, Mental Health, Transportation, Family Involvement, Poverty Simulation.
Please feel free to drop in and visit anytime. Robin Davis
* The start of our new year has been smooth. The children seem to be adjusting well and the new teachers have fallen right into place. All the classrooms look great. I am expecting an exciting and rewarding school year.
* Teachers have finished their home visits, and are beginning to record observations for the children’s assessments.
September 23rd, 2010
September 23rd, 2010
July SNACK FOOD & BEVERAGES: $406.00
August SNACK FOOD & BEVERAGES: $1,590.30
10/18: WIC Nutrition Activity for N,NC,OF & Sugar Hill Centers
10/25: WIC Nutrition Activity for Eastfield
May 18 CDA Requirements – Asheville NC
May 19 Health Advisory
May 28 Educ. Advisory
May 26 Cluster E
August 3 MTCC Child Development Staff
Sept. 20 School Board Meeting/Luncheon
~Also attended weekly management meetings~
June 19–24 Head Start Research Conference–Washington DC
August 26–27 In-service Training
Sept. 14 Records Retention - Winston Salem
Conducted Sub-Training throughout the summer
Conducted center visits
File AuditsHuman Resources Policy Council ReportBrenda McKinney, Coordinator Sept. 23, 2010
19 Teachers with AAS or Higher
16 Teachers enrolled in college
Note that Credit Card transactions and Non-Federal Share are included per Federal requirements.
I attended a Records Retention Seminar in Winston-Salem on September 14th.
Our In-kind/Non-federal share contributions have gotten off to a slow start as usual this time of the year.
However, we would like to thank Baker’s Automotive, Wal-Mart, Dr. Grindstaff, Kay Sinclair, and Terry English for their donations!!Finance
Our budget is very tight this year due to:
Received in email 9-21-10:
HHS Announces National Effort to Reshape and Raise Quality in Head Start ProgramsTue, 21 Sep 2010 00:01:00 -0500
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new proposed regulations that for the first time require lower performing Head Start programs to compete against other entities for continued funding.
We have made improvements in buildings and grounds throughout the summer:
***Sugar Hill - new roof, new flooring in offices, new HVAC unit in office, new paint; work on playground continues ***Early Head Start – parking lot resurfaced
***Eastfield – new sidewalk
Pending: Connection to city sewer, new faucets and sinks at Sugar Hill, HVAC units in 2 classroooms
Most improvements were funded with ARRA money or one-time program improvement funds
Thank you for serving on the Policy Council – we couldn’t do it without you!