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Annual Report 2012-2013 Head Start and Early Head Start Programs New York Foundling Center for Parent and Child Development Puerto Rico

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  • Annual Report 2012-2013 Head Start and Early Head Start


    New York Foundling Center for Parent and Child Development

    Puerto Rico

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    I. Introduction. 3 II. Vision .. 4 III. Mission 4 IV. Organizational Values ... 4 V. Organizational Goals .. 4 VI. Governing Board

    A. Executive Board ... 5 B. Policy Council . 6 VII. Fiscal Administration Budget . 7 VIII. Administration Systems -Enrollment and Attendance . 9 IX. Families Profiles .. 10 X. Community Collaboration Efforts .. 10 XI. Education and Child Development Services . 11 1. Children with Special Needs .. 12

    - Health and Nutritional Services .. 13

    - Medical-Dental Services .. 14

    - Services to Pregnant Women . 15

    - Nutrition .. 16

    - Mental Health 17

    2. Transition . 17

    3. Family Literacy 17

    4. Child Care Program .. 18

    5. Psycho-ballet . 19

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    6. Mortimer J. Harrison Foundation .. 20

    XIII. Strengthening Partnerships and Resources in Communities 20 XIV. School Readiness in the Head Start Program .. 21 XV. Children's Outcomes .. 22

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    Since 1984, New York Foundling (NYF), catholic, multifaceted, non-profit and voluntary family

    organization became a grantee for the Head Start Program of the Administration for Children

    and Families, Department of Health and Human Services. In 1991, NYF was chosen to serve

    children 0 to 3 years old and pregnant women. In 1995, the Federal Government established

    the Early Head Start Program, and again the New York Foundling was chosen to serve and

    expand services among this population.

    Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive child development programs which serve

    children from birth to five, their families and pregnant women. They are child focus programs

    and have the overall goal of increasing the social and educational competence of young

    children of low-income families. Head Start and Early Head Start services are also family

    centered following the tenets that children develop better in the context of their family culture,

    and that parents are respected as the primary educators and nurtures of their children.

    During the fiscal year 2007-2008, New York Foundling had an expansion in the Head Start

    Program to serve an additional 418 Head Start children. In PY 2010-2011, NYF also obtained

    an expansion of 60 slots for the Early Head Start Program. Consequently, New York Foundling

    has an assignment to serve a total of 975 Head Start children, 177 Early Head Start children,

    and 38 pregnant women; a total of 215 participants in Early Head Start.

    The New York Foundling has a long tradition of delivering comprehensive and high quality

    services designed to foster healthy development in low-income children. The annual report for

    Program Year 2011-2012 offers an overview of the work done in Puerto Rico to increase and

    improve the opportunities available for these children, and the efforts to empower families

    through the Center for Parent and Child Development.



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    New York Foundling is a community service organization that strengthens to an optimal degree

    the lives of families by promoting their integral development.


    Strengthen the lives of families through the provision of preventive and educational services to

    support and stimulate their integral development.


    Leadership- We proposes influence and impact other with our behavior toward the achievement of the goals and objectives of the organization. Respect - We recognize the human dignity of the other, as a reflection of human dignity itself. It is our undeniable moral and social commitment. Loyalty - Is one of love that allows us to remain faithful to the organization and its clients. Commitment toward Excellence - We strive to make our work always well from the beginning and consistently, we want that the customers appreciate the quality of the services offered. Our commitment is to the work that is performed with the goals of the organization, with the internal and external customer and with us. Teamwork - Join our talents, skills, knowledge, abilities and efforts for the welfare of the organization. This is the main characteristic that identifies the way in how we work in the organization. Integrity: Is the union of all our values. It is the ability to define how we harmonize everything we are, and everything we do with our personal values, with the values of the organization and our professional values.

    V. Organizational Goals 2012-2015

    Goal I: Align the Role and Functions of Supervision Levels with the Challenges of the Organization.

    Goal II: Maintain the Sustainability of the Organization to Face the Future with Success. Goal III: Obtain Successful Results toward School Readiness for Children and Families in

    Accordance with the Regulations of the Head Start Program. Goal IV: Maintain the Stability of the Assigned Enrollment in the Head Start and Early

    Head Start Programs in all the Different Communities Served.

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    The area of Governing Body is under 1304.50 Performance Standards of Programs Structure

    of the Head Start Policy Council, Policy Committee and the Parents Committee.

    The Governing Board has the legal and fiscal responsibility of the Head Start/Early Head Start

    Program, from the headquarters offices located in New York. This Board is comprised

    of twenty-two (22) members.


    Robert E. King, Jr., Chairperson

    Jane Iannucelli, S. C., Vice Chairperson

    Juanita O. L. Brown, Treasurer

    Carol A. Barnes, S. C., Secretary


    1. John H. Banks 2. Jorge L. Batista, Esq. 3. Charles R. Borrok 4. Frank Natja Brunckhorst 5. Robert J. Farrell 6. Kenneth R. Horner 7. Louise Jones 8. Vivienne Joyce , S. C. LCSW, NCPsyA 9. Michael LaBranche 10. McCooey Michael P. 11. David M. Mullane 12. Patricia A. Mulvaney 13. Steven J. Musumeci 14. Linda O'Neill 15. Charlotte Raftery, S. C. LCSW 16. Andrew S. Roffe 17. Frank Villain 18. Kathleen L. Werner 19. Jesus Rosario - Puerto Rico 20. Jessica Nauiokas, ECE Specialist

    During the year 2012-2013, the Board held a meeting with the Director of Puerto Rico, the

    Manager of Design and Management, the participation of a mother and the Delegate of the

    Board that represents the parents and they are responsible for the entire enrollment of Head

    Start/Early Head Start. In this meeting, the team presented the services provided by the

    organization in Puerto Rico; in addition, there was a discussion of the reduction of 5.27%, in

    accordance with the disposition made by the United States Congress. The Board approved the

    continuation of the Program during the month of January 2012.

    Robert E. King, Jr. Chairperson

    Board of Trustees

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    The Policy Council consists of twenty -five (25) members of whom 51% are the parents that belong to the geographical areas of Catao, Coamo, San Juan and Vega Alta. The other 49% consist of representatives of the community, private and public agencies.


    Eunice I. Snchez, President

    Alexis Rivera, Vice-President

    Yajaira Otero, Treasurer

    Joselyne Fairlie Nieves, Sub-Treasurer

    Hirelsie Claudio Maisonet, Secretary

    Mariana Lima Mimoso, Representative of the Executive Board

    Delegates of the Policy Council Deniz M.Vlez Inz R. Ortiz Ros Irving David Marleen Negrn Coln Chainia Cebollero El Manuel Rodrguez Carla Marie Santiago Martnez Brendanette Rivera Prez Glorie Gmez Arroyo Yaritza Marrero Davila Vanessa Santiago Noemily Figueroa

    Community and Agencies Representatives

    1. Herenio Correa Rodriguez 2. Mary Castrillo 3. Maria de Lourdes Crespo Romero 4. Dialma Ortiz 5. Ramn A. Mndez Snchez 6. Johan E. Burgos Prez 7. Julio Cruz Reyes


    Eunice I. Snchez President

    President of the Board of Trustees, Delegate of the Council and the Director

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    VII. Fiscal Administration

    The funds of the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs were awarded on May 1st 2012 to

    April 30, 2013 with the following funds allocation:

    Table I

    The total enrollment approved was 1,190 which are subdivided in the following way:

    Table II ENROLLMENT 1,190

    Center Based

    Head Start Early Head Start



    Home Based



    Other Pregnant Women



    Totals 975 215


    Programs Budget Assigned Assigned Enrollment

    Head Start



    COLA 54,313

    Technical Assistance and Head Start Training


    Early Head Start COLA




    Technical Assistance and Early Head Start Training


    Total $10,411,829 1,190


    Federal contribution

    Head Start Early Head Start



    Non-Federal Contribution



    Total federal contribution and non-federal



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    Graph I


    The non-federal contribution or in-kind was of $ 2,602,957.

    Indirect Costs

    The New York Foundling obtained an approval for 8.5% of the budget to cover the

    administration indirect costs of the proposal; the approved amount was $885,005.47. However,

    NYF only used $520,591., the equivalent of 5% of the approved indirect cost.

    Other Funds Received

    Funding Source Budget Requested October 1st 2012 to September 30, 2013

    Amount Received

    Child Care ACUDEN (Administracin para el Cuidado y Desarrollo Integral de la Niez)

    $122,127 $122,127

    Agencia Estatal Servicios de Alimentos y Nutricin del Departamento Educacin de Puerto Rico - Programa de Alimentos (USDA)

    $730,000 $710,381

    Total $852,127 $832,508

    Annual Single Audit

    The annual audit or "Single Audit A-133" for 2012-2013 was conducted by the multinational

    company of auditors, the BDO, obtaining no financial findings and great results in the operation

    of the program in Puerto Rico.



    0 500,000 1,000,000 1,500,000 2,000,000

    Head Start

    Early Head Start

    Head Start Early Head Start

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    VIII. Administration Systems

    The area of Design and Administration of the Head

    Start and Early Head Start is composed of a series of

    systems that facilitate the process of planning and

    development of the Program. The main purpose is to

    offer services of excellence to all children and families

    that are served by the HS/EHS Programs.

    These systems are:



    Human Resources

    Records and Reports

    Continuous Monitoring

    Government of the Program


    Fiscal Administration


    The total enrollment approved was 1,190 participants, who are divided as follows:








    975 177 38 1,190









    Catao 121 21 5 86%

    Coamo 207 20 6 88%

    San Juan 440 75 17 86%

    Vega Alta 277 77 12 91%

    Totals 1,045 193 40

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    Less than High School 169 34

    High School 389 91

    Associated Degree 0 0

    University Credits 343 70

    Bachelor /Master/Doctor Degree 116 29



    Working 526 156

    Unemployed 76 5

    Studying 76 178

    Housewife 415

    X. Community Collaboration Efforts

    The NYF establishes alliances with the agencies of the communities served, organizations or professional associations and peer groups, to promote and improve the provision of services to families and children of the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.


    There are currently 115 collaborative agreements of which 76 agreements are applicable

    to the EHS Program; this represents 66%; and 101 that are applicable to the HS

    Program, or 88%.

    New agreements were formalized with Hogar Santa Mara de los ngeles that

    provides pediatric, psychological, counseling and social work services, immunizations

    and physical examinations.



    Families with both parents 381 78

    Families with only one parent (mother or father, only)

    636 146

    Other family members 0 0 0 0

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    Maternidad Feliz that offered orientations and workshops about childbirth,

    breastfeeding and feeding during pregnancy.

    National Gallery/Museum of White House, Museum of Felisa Rincn de Gautier,

    Museum of Wildlife, and Children's Room - My Reading Corner of the Municipal Library

    of Ponce and Municipal Library of Catao.

    A total of 15 families were identified and referred to the Creation of Micro-Business

    Project in the Peninsula de Cantera, Santurce.

    The following agreements in the area of health and early intervention were renewed:

    Avanzando Juntos, Part C of IDEA, School of Optometry, Inter-American University of

    Puerto Rico, School of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Puerto Rico and the

    School of Medicine and private dentists.

    In the area of education, agreements have been made with the followings programs and

    schools: Special Education Program, Sofia Rexach, Luis Muoz Rivera in Ro Piedras

    and Luis Muniz Souffront, Luis Muoz Rivera of Santurce and Rafael Lpez Sicard.

    XI. Education and Child Development Services

    Educational Area

    The Educational and Child Development services of the EHS and HS Programs are regulated by sections 1304 and 1308 of the 45CFR. The main objective of the Education and Child Development Area is to provide all children, including children with special needs, with a safe and educational environment, sensitive through a pleasant care that prepare them to succeed in their current environment and helps them develop the skills required, and that will provide self-confidence that endow them to be happy and productive human beings in our society.

    The Educational Area for Head Start is comprised of one (1) Educational Coordinator, seven (7)

    educational supervisors, 48 teachers, 48 teachers assistants, and twelve (12) home visitors.

    The educational area of Early Head Start is composed of one (1) specialist, three (3)

    educational supervisors, 66 teachers, including three (3) and nine (9) for the extended hours

    Program and 13 of the Child Care Program. The child development services are provided using

    two options or modalities (1) Center Based and (2) Home Based. These services were offered

    to 40 pregnant women and 1,278 children from 0-5 years of age, including discharges and



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    EHS program used the Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers (5th

    Edition). The Gold On-line evaluation system was used in all the Head Start classrooms. NYF

    also started to use the Gold On-Line evaluation system for the EHS children; as well as the

    alignment activities of the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework

    with the Excellence Standards and Development Expectations of the Department of Education

    of Puerto Rico, Creative Preschool Curriculum and the Gold On-Line evaluation system.

    The operational plan of Health and Early Childhood Development of the Early Head Start and

    Head Start Programs for FY 2012-2013 provided comprehensive services in the areas of

    services such as: Children with Special Needs, Medical-Dental Health, Mental Health, Nutrition,

    Education, Mentoring and the Results in Early Head Start and Head Start Children. Special

    projects such as: Recycling Green Flag Parents as Readers were developed.

    Children with Special Needs

    The area of Services for Children with Special Needs is an integrated section of the regulatory sections of Part B of Head Start, 45CFR-1304 and 1308. NYF serves children from 0-5 years old that are identified with suspicious of having a condition or already diagnosed with special needs. The Agency is responsive to all state and federal regulations such as: Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act (I.D.E.A.) that protect

    the rights and guarantee services to the persons with disabilities. The children received services in collaboration with other agencies and organizations.

    Children who received services at the centers had the opportunity to participate in therapies in

    their natural environment. The partnership with the Department of Health - Advancing

    Together (Avanzando Juntos) maintained active involvement in the development and

    revision of the PISF. All the related services were coordinated and have been achieved thanks

    to the efforts of collaboration through the interagency agreements among the Department of

    Health, the Department of Education, Office of the Attorney of Persons with Disabilities of

    Puerto Rico and the Early Head Start and Head Start programs of our organization.

    New York Foundling has specialized staff to serve as facilitators, in addition, it has speech

    pathologists to identify and provide direct services to children. In the same way, these staff

    monitors that all the services offered are carried out efficiently. Speech pathologists are the only

    specialists who evaluate children in the organization. Therefore, the NYF staff counts with the

    evaluation from the Puerto Rico Department of Education and the Avanzando Juntos

    Program for other areas of needs, to conduct comprehensive and intensive services.

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    Catao Coamo San Juan Vega Alta




    74 Catao


    San Juan

    Vega Alta

    Frequency of Children with Special Needs by Geographical Area

    The main diagnoses were: 202 Children problems with speech-

    language 27 Children with development delay

    9 Children with autism 12 Children with other types of



    During the program year 2012 - 2013, services were offered to:

    223 Head Start children with diagnoses and PEI for a 20 %.

    27 Children of Early Head Start with diagnostics and PIFS, or 17% and they were

    registered in the Avanzando Juntos Program.

    65 Families accepted the referrals and registered their children in the Department of


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    XII. Health and Nutrition Services

    The services offered are:

    Children screening in accordance with the Prevention Services

    Guidance on topics of health and hygiene, and referrals to

    medical and dental services providers.

    Medical/dental assessment through referrals made to services

    providers, laboratory tests or other special tests required for the


    Orientations and workshops for parents, pregnant women and

    the communities served.

    Health clinics and community activities in the areas of health, prevention and safety.

    Orientations and follow-up services to pregnant women (pre/post natal) served in the



    Partnerships with private and public agencies were established to provide services, such as:

    School of Optometry, Inter-American University of Puerto Rico

    School of Pediatrics-Dental of the University of Puerto Rico

    Department of Health

    School of Medicine and private dentists

    Center of the Doctoral Internship Program of the Carlos Albizu University

    The 100% of the Early Head Start and Head Start children held their immunizations up to


    A total of 1,045 Head Start children and 209 children of Early Head Start had physical


    A total of 300 Head Start children were referred and 295 children completed their


    A total of 42 Early Head Start children were referred, of which 100% of them completed

    the treatment.

    Health Fairs in the geographic areas of San Juan and Catao

    Community Fair at the Paraso Infantil Center (Puerto Nuevo), topics about influenza were

    discussed by Dr. Omar Ortiz

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    Medical-Dental Services Once the tests and assessments of children are done, the

    information in all areas is transferred to the control sheet and

    followed up services are conducted. Children with deviation of

    norm data are point out, as well as children with special needs

    with the purpose of alerting about those matters that need

    priority of services and to give them greater monitoring. In the

    interviews with the parents, the nurses offer guidance and

    follow-up to the children. In addition, they have the opportunity

    to coordinate the services activities with specialists from the

    different areas. If the children are in transition to kindergarten,

    the summary of results is discussed with the teacher that

    receives the children.


    A total of three (3) Early Head Start children and 922 Head Start children benefited from

    dental examinations in the Pediatric Dentistry Clinic of the Medical Sciences Campus.

    An 84% of the 90 Head Start children identified with dental problems completed their

    treatment. A 100% of Early Head Start children completed their preventive treatment.

    Services to Pregnant Women

    Services were offered to pregnant women in the EHS Program with the

    following results:

    A total of 40 pregnant women were served.

    A total of 32 women received dental assessments.

    The 100% of pregnant women received services of weight and high blood

    pressure screening and post-partum visits.

    The Program conducted orientations to pregnant women in the following


    - Pre and post natal care

    - Birth Process

    - Harm in the use of alcohol/cigarettes/drugs

    - Dental Health

    - Breastfeeding

    - Fetus Development

    - Mental Health

    A total of 15 pregnant women received orientations about high-risk conditions.

    The March of Dimes organization trained and certified four (4) nurses and four (4) social

    workers in the Comenzando Bien Curriculum for pregnant women

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    The main goal of the nutrition services is to contribute to the

    welfare of children by supporting and complementing the

    nutritional services received at home and in the community.

    These nutritional services are targeted to families to fulfill the

    needs of their children through proper eating habits that will result

    in the safeguarding, good health and disease prevention. Our

    efforts in the clinical area were concentrated in the intervention of

    children with health problems such as: low/overweight, low levels

    of hemoglobin and special diets, among others.


    1. The area was directed to clinical interventions with children identified with problems such as:

    overweight, low weight, low levels of hemoglobin, and special diets.

    2. The team worked the Good Health Club Program with 31 children identified with

    overweight problems, which succeeded in improving their Body Mass Index percentile.

    3. A total of 170 EHS/HS children were identified with low hemoglobin and the nutritionists

    Intervened in 100% of the cases.

    4. The educational materials used and discussed were a donation from the Triple S Health

    Plan Program.

    5. March - Month of Nutrition, activities were conducted with the topic: Eat Healthy Your Way,

    Every Day.

    6. Activities in the center - Eating as a Family, with the participation of parents and their


    7. Health and Employment Fair in the Cataos community.

    8. The ADIME format was formalized in all centers, as the new model in the process of

    nutritional care.

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    Mental Health

    The vision of the Mental Health area is based on promoting the integrated well-being of all

    participants through the development of collaborative relationships between children, families,

    the community, staff and the mental health professionals.


    Established collaboration agreement with the Carlos Albizu University to serve as a

    practice center for their Internship Doctoral Program.

    Implementation of the Pyramid Model of Socio-emotional Development.

    731 fathers/mothers received orientation on the development of their children, as part of

    the interview for the behavioral screening.

    473 children that were referred have strengthened their emotional development through

    self-regulation, recognition and management of emotions in conjunction with the families

    and staff.

    2. Transition

    A total of 552 children achieved a successful transition to the school system during the program

    year 2012-2013. The Program gave to each family a summary of services and Transitional Report

    to be delivered to the school. In addition, the Program referred a total of 250 children to the

    Special Education Register of the Department of Education, out of this number, 65 children with

    a diagnosis and 185 with suspicion.

    3. Family Literacy

    The goal of Family Literacy Program is the development of

    the families, the children and the staff in the principles of

    what entails a program for effective services in the family

    education. Effectiveness refers to educational services that

    have sufficient intensity in number of hours and duration to

    achieve sustainable changes in the family and to integrate

    all the activities offered in HS/EHS.

    New York Foundling develops workshops and interactive activities between parents and children to

    promote family literacy, parents received formal training in parenting skills to increase their abilities

    as parents, and to be the first and best teachers of their children, the formation of the parents

    toward their economic independence and how to educate their children, according to their age.

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    The content is directed to the following aspects:

    Parents are the first teachers of their children.

    Education leads to the independence and self-sufficiency. The Early Education must be appropriate according to the ages of the children, their abilities

    and needs.

    Therefore, the EHS/HS programs are intended to encourage parents to play a key role in the

    education of their children, and that they must participate actively in this process to achieve our



    This area provided opportunities for parents to participate in educational services which

    support and reinforce its role as an educator and student, for life. Workshops were

    conducted to 334 participants in the Arte de Ser Padres Workshops. ( Art of Being


    The parents were motivated to be part of the learning process of their children. The

    orientations were focused on how their children can learn through daily activities in

    their home. There were 82 activities in the Early Head Start centers and 229 activities in

    the Head Start.

    A total of 295 parents in Early Head Start and 1.524 parents in Head Start worked as


    A total of 75 Early Head Start and 187 Head Start parents are studying. Another group

    of 76 parents were referred to study programs.

    A total of 32 parents have completed their studies during the program year 2012-2013.

    A total of 33 activities were developed directed to the search of employment, a total of 227

    parents participated in these activities.

    A total of 102 parents have been able to obtain employment during the program year


    A total of 334 parents are in the process of starting short careers aimed to enter in the

    world of labor.

    4. Child Care

    Child Care Project is subsidized with federal funds under the Child

    Care Administration and Development Services of the Department of

    Family. The New York Foundling Program offers services to

    children between the ages of 0-5 years of age, children with special


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    needs, and are in high risk; whose parents are in training, studying or working. The project

    offered services at six (6) facilities located in the following geographic areas: Catao, Coamo,

    San Juan and Vega Alta in extended school hours from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm. The child care

    services were distributed in four (4) Early Head Starts centers: Santa Ana, Guadalupe lvarez,

    John O'Connor and Ro Jueyes; and in two (2) Head Start centers, in Zaida Fernndez and

    John O'Connor.

    The Child Care Program served 87 children which includes typical children, with special needs,

    high risk and under protection of the state. This Program uses the GOLD Creative

    Curriculum for children from 0-5 years and the Extracurricular of Vivian Padua during the

    afternoon and in the summer sessions.

    5. Psycho-ballet

    The overall objective of the project of psycho-ballet is to

    achieve that 100% of the children who participate in the

    program develop their educational, social and emotional

    skills through dance and creative movement.


    The project was developed in three (3) Head Start centers in the geographic area of

    San Juan: Mundo de Paz, Arzuaga and San Juan Park that benefited all children

    participating in these three (3) centers.

    All the children of the groups who participated, had the opportunity to strengthen

    their emotional development through activities of rhythm and creative movements

    that strengthened their motor development, their coordination and balance skills, at

    the same time that increased their skills in the socio-emotional areas.

    The Plans are to offer these experiences in other three (3) centers that have not yet participated

    in the Program.

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    6. Mortimer J. Harrison Foundation

    The Mortimer J. Harrison Foundation aims to develop the skills and

    increase socio-educational opportunities for children and youngsters

    whose mother, father or both parents have died; and prepare them

    to be leaders to be emulated by others due to their academic

    performance, and that they excel in both, social-emotional and civic


    During the program year 2012-2013, the foundation served twelve

    (12) children and youth to increase their academic achievement,

    their socio-emotional abilities and civic to become leaders within their community and in our

    society. All of them are enrolled in the Salesian Educational System of Puerto Rico. The

    Foundation J. Mortimer Harrison covers all costs: initial tuition fees, books, computer lab,

    educational and recreational activities and their monthly tuition for the academic year. In

    addition, they have the opportunity to practice conversational English in extended hours. They

    practice English in daily activities with the objective of acquiring fluency in the language. NYF

    also offers psychological services to meet their particular needs. These activities enable them

    to have better opportunities in their school life, including entering into universities, thus

    increasing the chances of a better future and assuring that they achieve their goals.

    XIII. Strengthening Partnerships and Resources in the Community

    New York Foundling recognizes the importance of strengthening partnerships and

    community resources to support, expand and intensify the services to children, families and

    the communities served. This area has achieved the following partnerships:

    Program of Calidad de Vida Familiar y Comunal (Quality of Family and Community Life) in Las Monjas and Puerto Nuevo.

    Department of Natural Resources The Area of Solid Waste ASUME Program Department of Education Department of Health ngel Ramos Foundation Banco Popular Foundation Mora Housing Development Lions Club of Catao Childcare centers, preschools and schools:

    - Marista and Mater Salvatories catholic private schools

    - My First Schooling


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    - My Learning Center

    - Bilingual Care Center

    - Paradise for Children

    - CMM Day Care- Learning Center

    - Others


    - University of Puerto Rico - Interamerican University of PR - San Juan Municipal Hospital - Sacred Heart University - John Dewey University - Carlos Albizu University - Ana G. Mndez- PBS University System - Sem Tec Institute - Century College, Inc. - College, Inc. -Santurce


    - Staff of the John Dewey - Office of First Aid - Dr. Ojeda - School of Optometry - Foster Grandmothers - Mr. Juan Ortiz - Tailoring Kite Fest - Mr. Edward Snchez Art seminar - Staff of Recreation and Sports Department - Goofy Games - Staff and Students of Social Work from the University of Puerto Rico and the

    Sacred Heart University - Staff of the March of Dimes Organization - Others

    XIV. School Readiness in the Head Start Program

    The New York Foundling established goals of school readiness

    for children from 0-5 years. These goals served as a guide for

    teachers, support staff and parents, in relation to the areas of

    development in which children must acquire the necessary

    skills to succeed in school. The goals are aligned with the

    Framework for the Development of the Child and the

    curriculum and standards of excellence of the Puerto Rico

    Department of Education.

    Overall goals of the school readiness for children from 0-5 years

    Socio-emotional Development

    Children develop positive relationships and interactions with adults and their peers. Boys and girls will develop and demonstrate self-control over their feelings and emotions, independence and self-confidence.

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    Health and Physical Development

    Boys and girls will develop their physical and motor skills according to their age and level of functioning. Boys and girls will develop and demonstrate a good care of their body through good health habits, nutrition, safety and healthy behaviors.

    Cognitive Development and General Knowledge

    The children demonstrate cognitive to interact with objects, people and events of the environment according to their age and level of functioning capabilities.

    Language and Literacy Development

    The children demonstrate their oral communication skills and written language through the exploration and discovery of the written word according to their age and level of functioning.

    Learning Methods

    Boys and girls show interest, curiosity, creativity and persistence in learning and exploring the natural physical social world according to their interests, efforts and originality.

    In the Head Start program for 3 and 4 years a list of specific goals, according domains framework for the use of teachers in their weekly schedule is provided.

    XV. Summary of New York Foundling Children's Outcomes

    Performance of the EHS children in the

    Third Assessment 2012-2013, in terms of

    the percentage of achievement on the

    combined levels meeting and exceeding

    age expectations

    1. When considering all the age groups of

    EHS children it was found three (3) areas of

    development or domains that reached 90% of

    achievement or more.

    2. The domains that obtained the higher percentages were: Fine Motor (96%), Cognitive (91%)

    and Socio-emotional (90%).

    3. Other three (3) areas exhibited 82% to 89% of achievement: Gross Motor (89%), Literacy

    (Reading-Writing) in Spanish (86 %) and Spanish Language (82%).

    4. The lowest percent obtained corresponded to Mathematics with 77%.

    The charts below show the accomplishments of children of different age groups or environments

    of the Early Head Start program in the three assessments of program year 2012-2013.

    Commentaries are included under each graph on the performance of the Third Assessment.

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    Social-Emotional Physical GrossMotor

    Physical FineMotor

    Cognitive Mathematics Language-Spanish

    Literacy- Spanish

    100% 100% 100% 100% 100%


    100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%


    100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

    Comparison of percentages of EHS children - All children: Birth to 1 year- attaining the Meeting & Exceeding Age Expectations combined level on the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Assessment -

    PY 2012-13

    1st 2nd 3rd







    Social-Emotional Physical GrossMotor

    Physical FineMotor

    Cognitive Mathematics Language-Spanish




    97% 99%


    85% 86%96%

    89% 91%95%


    79% 81%88% 90% 90% 90%



    Comparison of percentages of EHS children - All children: 1 to 2 years- attaining the Meeting & Exceeding Age Expectations combined level on the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Assessment - PY 2012-13

    1st 2nd 3rd

    Graph I

    Birth to 1 year 3rd Assessment

    In six of the seven domains this group of children reached 100% of achievement. The exception was in the Gross Motor domain, which gained 93%.

    Graph II

    1-2 years - 3rd Assessment

    In three domains the children of this age group reached 90% of achievement: Gross Motor, Fine Motor and Cognitive.

    The domain with the lowest performance was Mathematics with 72 %.

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    Social-Emotional Physical GrossMotor

    Physical FineMotor

    Cognitive Mathematics Language-Spanish


    81% 79%




    73% 71%

    88% 86%

    100% 95%

    77% 80% 76%

    92% 90%

    99% 95%

    82% 85% 87%

    Comparison of percentages of EHS children - All children: 2 to 3 years- attaining the Meeting & Exceeding Age Expectations combined level on the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Assessment - PY 2012-13

    1st 2nd 3rd







    Social-Emotional Physical GrossMotor

    Physical FineMotor

    Cognitive Mathematics Language- Spanish Literacy- Spanish

    100% 100% 100% 100%




    82% 83%




    72% 75%

    Comparison of percentages of EHS children - All children: Preschool 3 years- attaining the Meeting & Exceeding Age Expectations combined level on the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Assessment - PY

    2012-13 1

    2nd 3rd

    Graph III

    2-3 years - 3rd Assessment

    In four domains this group of children reached 90% or more of achievement: Fine Motor (99%), Cognitive (95%), Socio-emotional (92%) and Gross Motor (90%).

    Graph IV

    Preschool 3 years EHS 3rd Assessment

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    57% 63%




    54% 46%

    89% 85% 92%

    84% 78% 75% 75%

    97% 95% 98% 94% 93% 87%


    Social-Emotional Physical GrossMotor

    Physical Fine Motor Cognitive Mathematics Language- Spanish Literacy- Spanish0%







    Comparison of percentages of 3 year-old HS children attaining the Meeting and Exceeding Age of Expectations combined level on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Assessment

    PY 2012-2013




    The percentages of achievement reached by this group of children pertain to the developmental level Meeting Age Expectations in six (6) of the seven (7) domains. The exception was in Gross Motor that obtained 79% in the Meeting and 3% in the Exceeding level.

    In terms of achievement in the combined levels: Meet and Exceed the expectations for

    their age, only the Fine Motor domain reached 100% of achievement, followed by the Gross Motor (83%) and Socio-emotional (82%).

    Performance of the Head Start children in the Third Assessment 2012-2013, in terms of the percentage of achievement on the combined levels meeting and exceeding age expectations 3-4 years Head Start Children

    1. Evaluating the children of both 3 and 4 years it was found that in all areas of development

    or domains they reached more than 90% of achievement.

    2. The domain that obtained the highest percent was Fine Motor with 98%. Nevertheless, in Gross Motor, Cognitive and Socio-emotional basically shared the first place by since children reached 97% in each of these domains.

    3. Three areas of development were in the last places, which in no way represent low results: Spanish Language and Literacy (Reading-Writing) in Spanish with 93%, respectively, and Mathematics with 92%.

    The charts below show the separate accomplishments of 3 and 4 years old children of the Head Start Program in three assessments of program year 2012-2013. Commentaries on the performance of the Third Assessment are included under each graph.

    Graph V

    HS 3 years old Children- Third Assessment

    1. 3 year old HS children surpassed the 90% of achievement in six (6) of the seven (7) areas of development or domains. In Spanish Language, this group of children obtained an 87%.

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    2. The domain that reached the highest percent was Fine Motor with 98%. The area of Social-emotional development essentially shared this in first place with 97%.

    3. The domain with the lowest percent was Spanish Language (87%), followed by Literacy (Reading-Writing) in Spanish (92%).

    Graph VI

    HS 4 years old Children- Third Assessment

    1. The 4 year old HS children exceeded 90% of achievement in all areas of development or domains.

    2. Three (3) domains shared the highest percent achieved (98%): Fine Motor, Gross Motor and Cognitive.

    3. Two other areas also managed to win first place with 97%: Socio-emotional and Spanish Language.

    4. The domain of Literacy (Reading-Writing) in Spanish and Mathematics followed the domain areas already mentioned above with 95% and 91%, respectively.

    72% 79%

    85% 76%


    66% 68%

    90% 94% 94% 94%


    91% 87% 97% 98% 98% 98%

    91% 97% 95%

    Social-Emotional Physical GrossMotor

    Physical FineMotor

    Cognitive Mathematics Language-Spanish

    Literacy- Spanish0%







    Comparison of percentages of 4 year-old HS children attaining the Meeting and Exceeding Age Expectations combined level on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

    Assessment PY 2012-13

    1st 2nd 3rd