Head Start / Early Head S Head Start / Early Head Start 2017-2018 Family Handbook/School Calendar

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  • Head Start / Early Head Start

    2017-2018 Family Handbook/School Calendar

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    SECTION 1 - GENERAL INFORMATION………………………………………………………………5 Center Contact Information…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………6 Centers Locations…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...7 Program Philosophy& Service Delivery……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8 Facts and Impacts……………...……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8

    2017/2018 Schedule At-A-Glance………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….9 SECTION II - SCHOOL READINESS INFORMATION……………………………………………...10

    What is School Readiness?..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………11 Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Birth to Five……………………………………………… …………………………………………12

    School Readiness Goals for Children Birth to Five: Ready Children……………………………………………………………………………………..13 Parent, Family and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework...……………………………………………………………………………………..14

    SECTION III - POLICIES AND PROCEDURES…………………………………………...………….15 Child Abuse and Reporting Laws…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………16 Gun-Free/Weapon-Free/Smoke-Free Facilities…………………………………………..……………………………………………………………….16 Child Care Licensing………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………16 Program Options and Operating Months………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….17 Classroom Staff-Child Ratio and Group Size……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..17 Home-Based Staff /Family Ratio……………..…………………………………………………………………………………………………………...17 Services to Pregnant Women Ratio………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..17 Visiting the Center…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………17 Siblings in the Classroom………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….17 Rest (Nap) Time…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...17

    Registration and Enrollment……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….18 Child Health Requirement…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………18 Home Visits and Parent Teacher Conferences…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….18 Attendance Matters: Build a Habit of Good Attendance Early…..……………………………………………………………………………………….19 Severe Weather Notification………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………19 Home-Based Families and Pregnant Women Notification………………………………………………………………………………………………..19 Observed Holidays/Centers Closed……………...………………………………………………………………………………………………………...19 Holiday Celebrations/Parties ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...19 Fall/Winter/Birthday Celebrations………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………..19 Classroom Arrival and Departure / Custody Agreements / Up-to-date Information……………………..……………………………………………….20

     Child Arrival  Departure/Release of Child  Child On-Time Pick-up & Failure to Pick-up Child  Custody Agreement  Emergency Contacts: Up-to-Date Information

    Program Curricula………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………...21  Head Start  Early Head Start– Center-Based and Early Head Start-Home-based  Early Head Start-Pregnant Women

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    SECTION III - POLICIES AND PROCEDURES CONTINUED Inclusion, Development Assessment, Screenings and Transitions…..……………………………………………………………………………………22

     Inclusive Education (Disabilities/Special Needs)  Developmental Assessments and Screenings  Transitions

    What to Send with Your Child………………………………………..…………………..……………………………………………………………….23  Appropriate Clothing  Diapers for Infants/Toddlers  Hair Accessories on Infants/Toddlers  Toys from Home

    Outdoor and Other Play  Outdoor Play (Playground)  Water Activities/Swimming  Outdoor Exploration

    Daily Routines and Sample Activities…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………24-25  Daily Routine  Early Head Start-Infant and Toddlers  Head Start Double Session and Full Day

    Behavior Management…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….26 Child’s Behavior Management Guidelines  Suspension and Expulsion  Parent Behavior Management Guidelines

    Sick Child Management…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...27 Medication Administration………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...27 Nutrition and Meal Service………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..28

    Family Style Meals  Special Diets  Growth Assessments: Heights & Weight Measurements Infant Feeding USDA Program Discrimination Statement

    Emergency Preparedness…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..29 Emergency and Emergency Transport  Evacuation Plans and Safety Drills  Lockdown Procedure

    Active Supervision………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...30 Early Head Start-Services to Pregnant Women…………………………………………………………………………………………………………...31

     Healthy Pregnancy and Curriculum  Prenatal Education  Prenatal Care: Before Birth and Postpartum Care: After Birth  Dental Care  Family Socialization Participation

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    SECTION III - POLICIES AND PROCEDURES CONTINUED Early Head Start-Home-Based Option for Infant and Toddlers…………………………………………………………………………………………...32

     Goals and Objective  Home Visits and Curriculum  Required Participation: Home Visits & Socialization  Expectations During Home Visits  Family Socialization

    Parent/Family Engagement…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….33-34  Volunteering in the Center and Classroom  In-Kind Donations and Contributions  Community Services  Summit County Policy Council  Center-Level Committee & Policy Council Delegates  Policy Council Representative Volunteer Description

    Problem Resolution Procedure……