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Early Learning Advisory Committee

The Head Start Advisory Committee was approved by the Puget Sound ESD Board at their October 15, 2014, Board meeting. Notice was then provided to the Head Start Regional Office regarding formation of this committee.

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Committee Membership:

The Committee shall consist of five (5) members. Such members shall be comprised of:

  • Two (2) currently elected Policy Council Vice-Chairs
    – Carolyn Solitaire
    – VACANT
  • Two (2) currently sitting Puget Sound ESD Board members
    Joanne Seng
    Jill Johnson
  • One (1) Puget Sound ESD Early Learning Policy & Governance Advisor (or his/her designee)
    Lori Pittman
  • One (1) Superintendent Liaison
     Kay Lancaster

Chaired by Puget Sound ESD Early Learning Policy & Governance Advisor:  Lori Pittman
Program Support:  Barb Johnson, Early Learning Executive Assistant

 

Policy Council 2016-17

Key decision and policy-making body for ECEAP, Head Start, and Early Head Start

Family involvement and leadership are critical to the success of our programs. Policy Council representatives, who are elected by their respective sites' parent groups, work in tandem with program administrators and the PSESD Board to make the decisions that directly affect our children and families. Policy Council members participate in all aspects of program planning and development, and must approve all personnel and budget recommendations. Policy Council members include:

    • Parents of currently enrolled children
    • Parents who have had a child in the program in previous years
    • Community agency representatives drawn from organizations that provide services, support, and/or resources to the families we serve

Policy Council meets monthly according to the calendar below. Policy Council representatives are eligible for a childcare and mileage subsidy reimbursement for meetings they attend. A light breakfast and lunch are served at meetings. All members of the community are welcome to attend and observe these meetings.

2016-17 Policy Council Info Session, Training, and Meeting Dates:   English   Spanish


For information on Policy Council as a Governing Body, see the SHARED GOVERNANCE page in the Program Administration section.

The Policy Council also plays a key role in identifying the needs of low-income families with young children in our communities by creating a Community Needs Report. This information complements the data collected as part of the Community Assessment Report. For information on both reports, see the Community Assesment page in the "For Staff" section.










 

 

ERSEA

Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment & Attendance

 

  Quick Links to Sections on this Page:
 

 

 

 ERSEA — Application Process (2015-2016)

 

 ERSEA — Application Process (2016-2017)

  2015-2016 Guidance, Procedures & Forms
   
 
   2015-2016 Application Procedure
 Assigning Newborn to Pregnant Mother's Slot

   

 ERSEA Flowchart
 2016-2017 Application Procedure
 2016-2017 Application Pointing Tool - Child
 2016-2017 Application Pointing Tool - Expectant Mother
 Assigning Newborn to Expectant Mother's Slot Procedure


 
 

 ERSEA — Application Recruitment Letters (2015-2016)

 

 

  2015-2016 Guidance, Procedures & Forms        
   Application Recruitment Letter — Preschool (Head Start/ECEAP):      
 
  English Arabic Russian Somali Spanish Vietnamese
     
   Application Recruitment Letter — Early Head Start:      
 
  English Arabic Russian Somali Spanish Vietnamese
             
     
 

 ERSEA — Applications (2015-2016)

 

 ERSEA — Applications (2016-2017)

  2015-2016 Guidance, Procedures & Forms      2016-2017 Guidance, Procedures & Forms  
   EHS/Head Start/ECEAP 2015-2016 Application:
   2016-2017 Early Learning Application:
 
    English Spanish  
  Amharic  Arabic  Burmese  Farsi 
  Hindi Karen Khmer Korean
  Kurdish Marshallese Nepali Oromo
  Punjabi Russian Samoan Somali
  Tagalog Tigrinya Ukrainian Vietnamese
         
 
    English Spanish  
  Amharic Arabic Burmese Farsi
   Hindi Karen Khmer Korean
  Kurdish Marshallese Nepali  Oromo
  Punjabi Russian Samoan Somali
  Tagalog Tigrinya Ukrainian Vietnamese


2016-2017 Expectant Mother Application: 

     English Spanish  
  Amharic Arabic Burmese Farsi
  Hindi Karen  Khmer  Korean
  Kurdish Marshallese  Nepali  Oromo 
  Punjabi Russian Samoan Somali 
  Tagalog Tigrinya Ukrainian  Vietnamese 






 
 

 ERSEA — Returning Applications (2015-2016)

 

  ERSEA — Returning Applications (2016-2017)

  2015-2016 Guidance, Procedures & Forms        
   2015-2016 Returning Applications:    2016-2017 Early Learning Returning Application:    
 
    English Spanish  
  Amharic  Arabic  Burmese  Farsi 
  Hindi Karen Khmer Korean
  Kurdish Marshallese Nepali Oromo
  Punjabi Russian Samoan Somali
  Tagalog Tigrinya Ukrainian Vietnamese
         
 
    English Spanish  
  Amharic  Arabic Burmese  Farsi
  Hindi Karen  Khmer Korean
  Kurdish Marshallese  Nepali Oromo
  Punjabi Russian Samoan Somali
  Tagalog Tigrinya Ukrainian Vietnamese
 
 
 

 ERSEA — Eligibility (2015-2016)

 

  ERSEA — Eligibility (2016-2017)

  2015-2016 Guidance, Procedures & Forms        
 

 Living Situation Survey
 Clarification of ERSEA Terms
 Definition of Income Guidance
 2015-2016 Eligibility Verification Procedure
 2015-2016 Eligibility Verification Form
 2015-2016 Military Pay Guidance
 2015-2016 Guide to Determining Category and Eligibility Status - Head Start and Shared Waitlist Sites
 2015-2016 Guide to Determining Category and Eligibility Status - Early Head Start
 2015-2016 Income Eligibility Guidelines
 2015 Health and Human Services (HHS) Poverty Guidelines

ERSEA — Eligibility (2014-15)
 Eligibility Guidance
 How to Count Family Size — Procedure
 SSI Eligibility Guidance
 12 Month Income Verification Chart

 Category and Risk Factor Points Procedure
 Category and Risk Factor Points Chart
 How to Count Family Size Procedure
 2016-2017 Eligibility Verification Procedure
 2016-2017 Eligibility Verification Form
 2016-2017 Income Eligibility Guidelines
 2016-2017 Definition of Income Guidance
 2016-2017 Military Pay Guidance
 Statement of Information Regarding Family Income Form
 Statement of No Income or Missing Income Procedure
 Statement of No Income or Missing Income Form

 


 
 

 ERSEA — Recruitment (2015-2016)

 

 ERSEA — Recruitment (2016-2017)

  2015-2016 Guidance, Procedures & Forms        
   Recruitment Flyers for 2015-2016:

  Head Start Program Options   
    English Spanish  
  Amharic Arabic Burmese Chinese
  Karen Khmer Kurdish Nepali
  Oromo Punjabi Russian Somali
  Tigrigna Ukrainian Vietnamese  
         

  ECEAP Program Options
    English Spanish  
  Amharic Arabic Burmese Chinese
  Karen Khmer Kurdish Nepali
  Oromo Punjabi Russian Somali
  Tigrigna Ukrainian Vietnamese  
         

  Early Head Start Center-Based
    English Spanish  
  Amharic Arabic Burmese Chinese
  Karen Khmer Kurdish Nepali
  Oromo Punjabi Russian Somali
  Tigrigna Ukrainian Vietnamese  
         

  Early Head Start Home-Based
    English Spanish  
  Amharic Arabic Burmese Chinese
  Karen Khmer Kurdish Nepali
  Oromo Punjabi Russian Somali
  Tigrigna Ukrainian Vietnamese  
         


 Annual Recruitment Plan Guidance
 Annual Recruitment Plan Form
 
     


     

    
 
 
       
           
       
 

 

   
           
       
 
       
           
           
 
 

 

     
           
     
   
 

 

     
           
           

Nutrition Education Resources

Family Style Meals photo

Welcome to our resource page for nutrition education! We know healthy children do better in school and a key to being healthy comes from the food we eat. We have created this page to help you make teaching about healthy food choices fun as well as accessible. We’ll provide on-going nutrition education resources so check in with us often and see what’s new.

RECIPES AND IDEAS FOR COOKING

Cooking together is one way children and families learn about healthy food choices. It’s also a great time to reinforce learning around math, literacy, and science. Encouraging and modeling healthy food choices can establish lifelong eating habits. When doing a cooking lesson with children or serving food at a family event, please choose foods that reflect healthy habits.

We’ve collected a number of recipes that are kid friendly, easy to make and healthy too. Each one is available in both English and Spanish. These camera ready recipes are ready to copy. Enjoy!

Green Smoothie 1   crunchy burritos 1   Fried Rice   Banana Crunchos   Fruit Roll Ups 2
Green Smoothie
English   Spanish
  Crunchy Burrito
English   Spanish
  Fried Rice
English   Spanish
  Banana Crunchos
English  Spanish
  Fruity Roll-Ups
English   Spanish

 
Other Resources for Cooking with Children:

Ready Set Go 5 2 1 0 logoREADY, SET, GO! 5-2-1-0

Ready, Set, Go! 5-2-1-0 is a community-based initiative designed to promote healthy lifestyle choices for children and families. Healthy choices are easier to make in a healthy environment with access to healthy foods and physical activity. PSESD Early Lerning supports the campaign and 5-2-1-0 is part of our Early Learning curriculum.

5 2 1 0 definition graphicWhat does 5-2-1-0 stand for?

  • Aim for 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
  • Aim for 2 or less houts of recreational screen time every day (children under the age of 2 should have no screen time).
  • Aim for 1 hour or more of physical activity.
  • Aim for 0 drinks with added sugar every day.

A wide range of materials and resources are available from Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. Please follow the link to their website and explore ways to help children and families make healthy choices: https://www.multicare.org/mary-bridge-5210/


PSESD 5-2-1-0 Resources

Attentive Children photo

 

CLASSROOM AND FAMILY SUPPORT MATERIALS FOR NUTRITION EDUCATION

Healthy Habits for School Readiness is a series of collaborative strategies for teachers and family support specialists to use in the classroom and as you work with families.

Healthy Habits 5-2-1-0

 Healthy Habits My Plate

Healthy Habits - Hand Washing

Healthy Habits - Breakfast

Healthy Habits - Let's Move!

 

iStock 000005989867 LargeRESOURCES FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND YOUNG CHILDREN

http://cfoc.nrckids.org/ Caring for Our Children, National Safety and Health Performance Standards, 3rd Ed. 2011, American Academy of Pediatrics. This site provides research based rational and standards for physical activity on children’s healthy growth and development in early learning.

http://www.urbanchildinstitute.org/ Site is a good place to find brain games for babies, toddlers, preschoolers about play and the brain.

http://activeplaybooks.com/
Diane Craft, Active Play – Fun Physical Activities for Young Children, 2009


https://www.healthiergeneration.org/ Alliance for a Healthier Generation – An American Heart Association organization targeting childhood obesity prevention.

http://www.pgpedia.com/n/national-association-sport-and-physical-education
National Association for Sports and Physical Education – Play, Guidelines and Policy Statements.


https://healthykidshealthyfuture.org/ Lets Move Child Care, Healthy Kids Healthy Future sponsored website including guidelines, resources, and ideas for promoting healthy habits in early learning programs.

http://courses.aahperd.org/
Head Start Body Start website for the Movement for Young Children training

http://www.eatplaygrow.org/
We Can! And the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Early Childhood Health Curriculum and resources, in partnership with NIH, Department of Health and Human Resources.

http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/growth/ Kid's Health, Nemours Institute in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, Learning, and Play resources for teachers and parents, 0-5 years.

http://www.choosykids.com/ Choose Healthy Options Often and Start Young. Songs, dances and games to download or order free curriculum (English and Spanish)This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.sunsafetyalliance.org/block_the_sun.html
Strategies for practicing sun safety year round and the Block the Sun Not the Fun flyer for parents

 

Outcomes Report (ECEAP)

Released on February 20, 2016, here are some highlights from the 2014-15 ECEAP Outcomes Report:

  • Characteristics of children in ECEAP,
  • Child development and learning outcomes,
  • Kindergarten readiness data and more.

Using the kindergarten readiness benchmark in GOLD by Teaching Strategies, data shows that few children start their Pre-K year in ECEAP with kindergarten entry skills. At the end of one year of ECEAP, the percentage of ECEAP children with kindergarten entry skills increases significantly. For children with two years of ECEAP, the results are remarkably higher.

The 2014-15 school year was an expansion year for ECEAP with:

  • A total of 47 ECEAP contracts with educational service districts, school districts, community colleges, local governments and nonprofits; eight contractors were new to ECEAP this year.
  • A total of 336 ECEAP sites across Washington, including 65 new locations.
  • A total of 10,091 slots for children, which was an increase of 1,350.


LINK: 2014-15 ECEAP Outcomes Report