Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Baseline Assessment Tools


The purpose of the baseline is to understand the grantees and partners’ current capacity. Baseline information will be used to identify technical assistance needs or other supports. This includes additional start-up funding that may be needed to ensure grantees and partners are on track to meet Early Head Start requirements at 18 months. The baseline will gather information from the following areas: environmental health and safety; fiscal management systems; governance; program management systems including eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance (ERSEA); and comprehensive services.

Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Office of Head Start

Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/grants/monitoring/additional-resources.html

Right from the Beginning: Early Childhood Strategies for Reducing Chronic Absence

Attendance Works Peer Learning Network Webinar
Co-sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families

February 27, 2-3:30 ET / 11-12:30 PT

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Find out why attendance starting in Pre-K matters for academic success, and how early childhood programs can build a culture of attendance and help young children set the foundation for future learning.

Our featured presenters include:

Louise Weiner, President and Founder of Leadership and Learning with Families, will discuss how the Perfectly Punctual Campaign marshaled the efforts of Head Start teachers, aides, and parent volunteers to create a new mindset about the impact of attendance and punctuality on school readiness.

Cecilia Robinson, Senior Director of Early Childhood Programs, and Cindy Decker, Senior Research Associate for Data and Accountability from the Community Action Project of Tulsa County, which manages Head Start and Early Head Start programs as well as the Oklahoma State Pilot Program serving children birth to three. In addition to describing their promising attendance practices, they will discuss the impact of improved attendance on early literacy development.

Sandra Gutierrez, National Director of Families in Schools, will talk about how her organization’s Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors curriculum has been used in 28 states to educate Latino parents about their key role in their children’s early years of education, and to empower parents to act as their children’s advocates. Learn about how Abriendo Puertas is now integrating attention to attendance into its 10 week curriculum.

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