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See the notes section of this PowerPoint (below) for meeting minutes. ECEAP Directors Meeting October 28, 2010 YY. Meet Melissa. Agenda. Welcome Steering Committee check-ins DEL announcements Morning break ECEAP outcomes Lunch Input on state pre-kindergarten planning

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See the notes

section of this PowerPoint (below) for meeting minutes.

ECEAP Directors Meeting

October 28, 2010

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Kids' Potential, Our Purpose

agenda
Agenda

Welcome

Steering Committee check-ins

DEL announcements

Morning break

ECEAP outcomes

Lunch

Input on state pre-kindergarten planning

with afternoon break

Announcements

steering committee check in
Steering Committee check-in
  • Purpose of Steering Committee
  • Introductions
  • Select representatives & alternate for this year
  • Correct the roster (names, contact info, role)
  • Review how your branch communicates
  • Share hot topics and successes in your program
state budget update october 28 2010
State Budget Update – October 28, 2010
  • 6.3% across-the-board cuts to line items in the state budget funded by state general fund dollars.
  • The total proposed cut to ECEAP is $923,000 or 1.7%.
  • DEL is looking for a way to replace all or part of this.
eceap dollars
ECEAP Dollars

Total $54,685,000 for 2010-11 school year

Minimum $6,630 per slot to contractors

97.75% contracts to communities

2.25% DEL Admin

promising practices awards
Promising Practices Awards
  • Incentive-based contracting
  • When funding is available
  • Three awards, $10,000 each
  • Recognize quality above standards
  • Share promising practices statewide.
  • Vote for categories on your survey!
child care subsidies
Child Care Subsidies
  • Working Connections Child Care Subsidies, for families meeting income and work/activity requirements.
  • NEW -- 12-month authorizations for families with a child in ECEAP, Head Start or Early Head Start.
  • Complete the verification form for parents, at www.del.wa.gov/publications/subsidy/docs/HS_EHS_ECEAP_EnrollmentVerificationForm.doc
child enrollment forms
Child Enrollment Forms
  • Children on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
    • If the child is eligible based on special education (CEF #25), they must also be on an IEP (CEF #10)
    • Should all children on IEPs be listed as eligible based on special education? See notes below.
  • Eligibility
    • National issues related to verification = fraud
    • Monitor closely, to ensure enrolling the children most in need of services in your community.
    • You can have stricter guidelines for eligibility than DEL.
waiting lists on monthly report forms
Waiting Lists on Monthly Report Forms
  • Non-duplicated counts
  • As of the last day of the month
  • OK to have a joint list with Head Start or other agencies
  • Remove children who no longer needs services
  • Not required to contact all families to update the list
  • QUESTION:
  • For consistency across the state, should you verify eligibility before adding a child to the waiting list?
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WaKIDS - Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills

Family Connection

Comprehensive Assessment

Early

Learning

Collaboration

Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS)

PILOT

Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS)

PILOT

Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS)

PILOT

FAMILY CONNECTION

Family Survey/

Questionnaire

FAMILY CONNECTION

Family Survey/

Questionnaire

FAMILY CONNECTION

Family Survey/

Questionnaire

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1.

1.

MULTIPLE DOMAINS

Comprehensive Assessment

MULTIPLE DOMAINS

Comprehensive Assessment

MULTIPLE DOMAINS

Comprehensive Assessment

2.

2.

2.

EARLY LEARNING

COLLABORATION

Early Learning Providers & Kindergarten Teachers Forum

EARLY LEARNING

COLLABORATION

Early Learning Providers & Kindergarten Teachers Forum

EARLY LEARNING

COLLABORATION

Early Learning Providers & Kindergarten Teachers Forum

3.

3.

3.

The Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills will support the whole child, as he/she

transitions from the first five years of life into kindergarten by creating a smooth and seamless kindergarten transition process that will include the exchanging of information between parents, early learning providers and kindergarten teachers thus gathering comprehensive, useful information about each child.

The Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills will support the whole child, as he/she

transitions from the first five years of life into kindergarten by creating a smooth and seamless kindergarten transition process that will include the exchanging of information between parents, early learning providers and kindergarten teachers thus gathering comprehensive, useful information about each child.

The Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills will support the whole child, as he/she

transitions from the first five years of life into kindergarten by creating a smooth and seamless kindergarten transition process that will include the exchanging of information between parents, early learning providers and kindergarten teachers thus gathering comprehensive, useful information about each child.

eceap outcomes
ECEAP Outcomes
  • The full report is in your handouts. And online at www.del.wa.gov/eceap.
  • Outcomes report includes:
    • Success Stories
    • ECEAP Funding, Teacher Qualifications and Child/Family Demographics
    • Social-Emotional Outcomes
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Family Outcomes
2009 10 eceap outcomes
2009-10 ECEAP Outcomes
  • Our waiting lists were twice as large as usual.
    • 2,075 four-year-olds and 3,126 three-year-olds at peak.
  • 13, 000 ECEAP-eligible children, not served by ECEAP or Head Start
  • Our turnover rate for slots was lower than usual
    • 13.8 %, instead of 15 to 16%
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ECEAP Lead Teacher Qualifications

PDP = Professional Development Plan

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ECEAP Lead Teacher

Education Levels

89% of ECEAP lead teachers have degrees.

79% have degrees with 30 ECE credits.

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eceap child demographics
ECEAP Child Demographics
  • 65% are at or below 80% of federal poverty guidelines
  • ($17,640 for family of 4)
  • 37% speak a home language other than English
  • 36% of mothers have less than high school education
  • 9% are on IEPs some time during the school year.
eceap health outcomes
ECEAP Health Outcomes
  • 28% are behind on well-child exams at enrollment.
    • 96% are up-to-date by the end of the year.
    • 9% got medical treatment as a result.
  • 50.7% are behind on dental screenings at enrollment.
    • 95% are up-to-date by the end of the year.
    • 18% got dental treatment as a result.
  • 6.5% - mental health consultations
  • 3.5% - vision care as a result of screening
  • 1.9% - hearing follow-up as a result of screening.
eceap outcomes reporting 2010 11 handout packet page 8
ECEAP Outcomes Reporting 2010-11handout packet page 8
  • Due June 30 - End-of-year data report
  • DEL collects directly from vendors:
    • e-DECA and Teaching Strategies GOLD results
  • Family Outcomes - optional
sb 6759 early learning technical work group
SB 6759 Early Learning Technical Work Group
  • Final report with plan due to Quality Education Council and Early Learning Advisory Council, Nov. 1, 2011.
  • The plan must examine opportunities and barriers to at least TWO options:
      • Under the program of basic education; and
      • As an entitlement executed by statute or constitutional amendment.
sb 6759 early learning technical work group1
SB 6759 Early Learning Technical Work Group
  • The plan must address:
      • Criteria for eligible children.
      • Program standards (hours, teacher qualifications and transportation requirements )
      • Performance measures
      • Criteria for eligible providers
      • Governance responsibilities for OSPI and DEL
      • Funding
      • Implementation timeline
      • Role of ECEAP in the new program
sb 6759 early learning technical work group2
SB 6759 Early Learning Technical Work Group
  • Co-chairs – Bob Butts (OSPI), Bonnie Beukema (DEL)
  • Members include assistant attorney general, Thrive by Five, private school association, private for-profit child care, tribal representatives, advocates …
  • Head Start and ECEAP members are:
      • Janice Deguchi
      • John Bancroft
      • Sage MacLeod
      • Joel Ryan
      • Joyce Kilmer
eligibility
Eligibility

Who should be eligible for the state-funded prekindergarten program?

All age-eligible children

Low-income children

Children or families with specific risk factors

Children qualifying by assessment

All children who live in specific “zones”

mixed income classrooms
Mixed Income Classrooms
  • Should we/how would we design
  • a state pre-kindergarten
  • program that served families
  • at all income levels?
funding model
Funding Model
  • Should the new state prekindergarten
  • be part of:
  • the state’s basic education definition
  • an entitlement program
expansion planning
Expansion Planning
  • How do we fairly and objectively allocate new slots when the expansion begins?
  • Reallocate all slots as we expand.
  • Expand where there is full-day kindergarten.
  • Apportion slots based on number of children with free & reduced lunch in the school district.
  • Apportion slots based on 2010 poverty data.
  • Review last year’s prioritization.
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