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  • Head Start/Early Head Start Parent Handbook

    2020 - 2021

    Broward County Public Schools Head Start/Early Intervention Department

  • The School Board of Broward County, Florida

    The Nation’s Largest Fully Accredited School System

    Chair, Donna Korn

    Vice Chair, Dr. Rosalind Osgood

    Lori Alhadeff

    Robin Bartleman

    Heather Brinkworth

    Patricia Good

    Ann Murray

    Laurie Rich Levinson

    Robert W. Runcie Superintendent of Schools

    The School Board of Broward County, Florida, prohibits any policy or procedure which results in discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. Individuals who wish to file a discrimination and/or harassment complaint may call the Executive Director, Benefits & EEO Compliance at 754-321- 2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158.

    Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, (ADAAA) may call Equal Educational Opportunities (EEO) at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158.

  • THE SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA Academics

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    Head Start / Early Head Start Staff

    Dr. Angela M. Iudica Director

    Ivette Concepcion-Gonzalez

    Curriculum Supervisor

    Cherellda Branch-Mckenzie Family Services Supervisor

    Elizabeth Glaid

    Head Start/Early Head Start Specialist

    Kenia Cocco Data Management Specialist/ERSEA

    Kathryn Clark

    Health, Safety, Nutrition, Facilities, and Transportation Specialist

    Miriam Herrera Budget Analyst III

    Melissa Miner

    Senior Compliance Specialist

    Office Number: 754-321-1961

    Fax Number: 754-321-2709

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    Table of Contents Introduction

    District Policies

    Accidents: ....................................................................................................................................... 1

    After School Programs: .................................................................................................................. 1

    Boundaries: ..................................................................................................................................... 1

    Cost: ................................................................................................................................................ 1

    Mandatory Reporting: ..................................................................................................................... 2

    Head Start/Early Head Start Program History: ........................................................................................................................................... 2

    Purpose: .......................................................................................................................................... 2

    Head Start (HS): .............................................................................................................................. 2

    Early Head Start (EhS): .................................................................................................................. 2

    Community Partnerships: ............................................................................................................... 2

    Disabilities: ..................................................................................................................................... 3

    Policy Council: ............................................................................................................................... 3

    Parent Committees: .......................................................................................................................... 3

    Transportation: ................................................................................................................................ 3

    Assessments And Screenings

    Assessments And Screenings: ..................................................................................................... 4-5

    Attendance

    HS/EHS Performance Standard For Attendance: ........................................................................... 5

    Early Sign-Outs: ............................................................................................................................. 6

    Excused Absences: ......................................................................................................................... 6

    Late Pick-Up: .................................................................................................................................. 7

    Tardiness: ........................................................................................................................................ 7

    Unexcused Absences: ..................................................................................................................... 7

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    Curriculum

    Curriculum: ..................................................................................................................................... 8

    Conferences And Home Visits: ...................................................................................................... 8

    HS Daily Schedule Sample: ............................................................................................................ 9

    EHS Daily Schedule Sample: ......................................................................................................... 9

    Rest Time: ....................................................................................................................................... 9

    Family Engagement

    Family Engagement: ....................................................................................................................... 9

    Home Visits: ................................................................................................................................... 9

    Parent Committee: ........................................................................................................................ 10

    Parent Participation: ...................................................................................................................... 10

    Health, Safety, And Nutrition

    Emergency Procedures: ................................................................................................................ 10

    Healthy And Nutritional Meals/Snacks: ....................................................................................... 10

    Medication: ................................................................................................................................... 11

    Required Health Documents For Registration .............................................................................. 11

    Sick Children ................................................................................................................................ 11

    Toilet Training .............................................................................................................................. 12

    Appendix

    Who to Call ................................................................................................................................. 123

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    Head Start/Early Intervention

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    INTRODUCTION Welcome to the Head Start/Early Head Start program for the 2020-2021 school year. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be operating a little differently to ensure the health and safety of our children and families. During the first nine weeks of school, all children will remain at home and have class with their teacher through the eLearning platform. Decisions about the remainder of the school year will be decided as the year goes on and will be dependent on the conditions in our community. When the school district reopens in a brick and mortar platform, the Head Start department will provide you with further information. The Office of Head Start has indicated that during the 2020-2021 school year, any parent who does not feel comfortable sending their child to school in a physical building, will remain in the Head Start program and will not lose their seat. We will work with every family to ensure the best decision. We will be updating processes as the year progresses and this document includes procedures for an eLearning classroom and physical brick and mortar classrooms. Furthermore, in the interest of health and safety, all parent activities, workshops, and meetings will be held virtually for the entire school year. Our staff id available to assist and answer questions you may have. Simply email us at: headstart@browardschools.com and someone will email you or give you a call.

    DISTRICT POLICIES

    Accidents: In the event of an accident or illness of a student while in our care, the parent/guardian will be notified immediately.