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Annual Report of Washington-Morgan Counties Community Action Head Start Program


April 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009

Total Funds Received
CASH NON-CASH
Department of Health and Human Service $2,150,279 $.00
Department of Agriculture $91,24 $.00
In-Kind $537,570
Total Resources available $2,241,519 $537,570

Proposed use of funds and actual use of funds
for April 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009


BUDGET


CASH

EXPENDITURES
Personnel $973,407.00 $1,035,349.87
Fringe Benefits $646,183.00 $708,380.28
Travel $5,675.00 $5,675.00
Supplies $53,.00.00 $65,322.63
Contractual $171,822.00 $65,065.80
Other $300,192.00 $270,485.42
Total $2,150,279.00 $2,150,279.00

Total Number of Children Served:

529


Total Families Served:

467


Average Monthly Attendance:

October, 2008
November, 2008
December, 2008
January, 2009
February, 2008
March, 2008


80.76%
80.97%
77.17%
64.93%
76.74%
78.54%


Percentage of Enrolled Children
Receiving Medical Exams:
95.45%

Percentage of Enrolled Children
Receiving Dental Exams:
86.36%

Parent Involvement Activities:

Family Literacy Functions
Parent Meetings
Policy Council
Volunteer opportunities
Family Partnership Agreement
Input into curriculum
Input into program planning
Training or resource and
referral information


Curriculum
Currently, this grantee uses The Creative Curriculum for Preschool. This curriculum establishes a framework of child development knowledge, combined with best practices, teacher involvement and family participation to provide high quality preschool experiences to foster school readiness. The Creative Curriculum for Preschool focuses on 4 domain areas: Social Emotional Development, Physical Development, Cognitive Development, and Language Development. A set of fifty (50) curriculum goals are used to guide children’s learning, assess development, and plan activities. Our current program plans and curriculum plan specify goals, experiences, roles of teacher, roles of family, and materials that reflect best practice, research, and sound childhood theory. Some of the strategies used by our program include: set a caring consistent environment that promotes positive behaviors; set a caring consistent environment that enhances child’s understanding of self as an individual and as a member of a group; a positive social/emotional climate will be provided to enhance each child’s development; provide for the special needs of children with disabilities; provide each child with an education program that meets each child's individual needs; provide a balanced daily program of child initiated and teacher directed learning activities; provide a child centered multi-cultural experience; foster independence in each child; establish methods to ease transition between activities; encourage play and active exploration to support development of gross motor skills and to enhance self-confidence, independence, and autonomy; provide opportunities for the development of physical skills; provide opportunities for recognition of letters and symbols that support emerging literacy and numeracy development; engage children in verbal and nonverbal methods of communication; and provide time for songs, stories, and rhymes.


Parent Involvement Activities:

Mathematics: 34% growth
Language development: 24% growth
Literacy 1: 41% growth
Literacy 2: 34% growth
Social Emotional: 48% growth



Washington-Morgan Community Action Washington and Morgan Counties, Ohio


218 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH 45750 (740) 373-3745
50 W. Third Street, PO Box 398, Malta, OH 43758
(740) 962-3827