Annual Report

2021–22 School Year

Capital Region ESD 113 Sound to Harbor Early Learning Programs

Mission

Sound to Harbor Head Start and ECEAP provides comprehensive individualized preschool education, health education, and family support to promote family engagement and school readiness.

Vision

Empowered, strong, healthy families breaking the cycle of poverty.

Preparing Children for Kindergarten

Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)

CLASS Assesses the quality of teacher-child interactions in the preschool classroom. It assesses emotional support, classroom organization, and instructional support. There are quality threshold scores that represent the Office of Head Start’s expectations regarding the quality of classroom instructions.

Head Start did not require CLASS assessments during the 2021/2022 school year. During this school year, some of the ESD 113 Early Learning classrooms were open intermittently due to Covid, Illness, and quarantine; however, our program performed assessments in 8 of our 9 centers.

 

A graph showing the CLASS scores of ESD 113 Early Learning classrooms. Positive Climate scored a 6.62 compare to the national average of 6. Negative Climate scored a 1.07 which was equal to the national average. Teacher Sensitivity scored a 6.55 which is higher than the national average of 5.9. Regard for Student Perspectives scored a 6.05, which was higher than the national average of 5.3. Behavior Management scored a 6.14, which was higher than the national average score of 5.9. Productivity scored a 6.02, which was slightly lower than the national average of 6.05. Instructional Learning Formats scored a 5.58, which was higher than the national average of 5.3. Concept Development scored a 3.48, which scored higher than the national average of 2.5. Quality of Feedback scored a 3.33, which outscored the national average of 2.9. Language Modeling scored a 3.88, which was higher than the national average score of 3.4. Emotional Support scored a 6.54, which was higher than the national average of 6.03. The lowest 10% nationally scored a 5.6 and the re-competition level is a score of 5. Classroom Organization scored a 5.91, which was higher than the national average of 5.8. The 2020 lowest 10% nationally scored 5.33 and the re-competition score is 5. Instructional Support scored a 3.56, which was higher than the national average of 2.95. The 2020 lowest 10% national score was 2.4 and the re-competition score is 2.33.

TS Gold is the assessment tool to determine children's developmental levels and kindergarten readiness. The percentage of children functioning at age level in the school readiness domains at the entry to ESD 113 Early Learning classrooms in the fall compared to the end of the school year demonstrates the effectiveness of the program.

Eligible Children and Enrollment

ESD 113 is funded for 430 Head Start slots and 275 ECEAP slots non-federal share in Grays Harbor, Mason, and Thurston counties; a total of 705 slots.

The actual enrollment exceeds these numbers as enrollment fluctuates. There are children who are eligible but never enrolled because there is not enough funding.

Head Start

  • A total of 410 Head Start children were served.
  • There were 203 Head Start families, of which 50% were two-parent families.
  • 36% of the families enrolled had an income below
  • 130% federal poverty level.
  • 9% of the children enrolled were from families with income higher than 130% federal poverty level.
  • 5% of the children enrolled lived in families receiving public assistance or Social Security Disability.
  • 3% qualified for the program as foster children.
  • 13% qualified as homeless children at time of enrollment
  • 30% of the children were enrolled for a second year.
    5.5% of enrolled children were identified as having a disability and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

ECEAP

  • A total of 303 ECEAP children were served.
  • Of the ECEAP families served, 41.3% were two-parent families.
  • 84.2% of the families enrolled had an income below 130% federal poverty level.
  • 15.8% of the children enrolled were from families with income higher than 130% federal poverty level.
  • 3.3% of the children enrolled lived in families receiving public assistance or Social Security Disability.
  • 4.6% of the children were foster children.
  • 14.9% of the families were homeless at time of enrollment.
  • 30.4 of the children were enrolled for a second year.
  • 9.9% of enrolled children were identified as having a disability and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

Head Start Grantee Annual Reports Budget Information

Total Public Funding

No private funding was received.

 

wdt_ID Program Amount
1 Head Start 7,590,799
2 Head Start Covid 19,029
3 ECEAP 2,482,143
4 OSPI Child & Adult Care Food Program 129,260
5 OSPI Transportation 539,636
6 Total Revenue 10,760,867

Budget vs. Expenses

wdt_ID Categories Budgets Expenses
1 Salaries 28.00 27.00
2 Fringe Benegits 16.00 14.00
3 Travel - Out of Area 0.07 0.09
4 Supplies 3.00 4.00
5 Contractual 15.00 17.00
6 Equipment 2.00 2.00
7 Other 8.00 9.00
8 Indirect Admin 28.00 27.00
9 Total EXP 100.00 100.00

 

Medical and Dental Exams

In the Head Start and ECEAP program, staff work with families to assure children receive annual well child exams and dental exams.

Head Start

Dental exams: 52%

  • Of these, children who needed dental treatment: 22%
  • Of these, children who received treatment: 34%

Well-child exams: 61%

  • Of these, children diagnosed with a chronic health condition: 9%
  • Of these, children who received treatment for health condition: 100%

94% were up-to-date for their immunizations.

ECEAP

80% received dental exams

73% received well child exams

91% were up-to-date for their immunizations.

Parental Involvement

Parents are involved in the program:

  • Family Nights were held at some centers. Providing educational activities, family engagement opportunities, and meals via "Beep and Greets" and "Drive-In Movie Nights".
  • 114 families participated in ReadyRosie parenting curriculum.
  • Education packets were delivered home weekly with activities for families to do together.

Community Needs Assessment

wdt_ID School Districts Estimate Eligible Head Start & ECEAP Slots #Unserved Eligible % Served 3 & 4 year olds
1 Grays Harbor County Total 687.00 454.00 233.00 66.10%
2 Mason County Total 513.00 153.00 360.00 30%
3 Thurston County Total 1,847.00 548.00 1,299.00 30%
4 GRAND TOTAL 3,047.00 1,155.00 1,892.00 38%

Transportation

Quarterly – highest average ridership over three (3) consecutive school days submitted to OSPI:

  • Fall (reporting period 09/01/2021 – 10/31/2021): student count 119
  • Winter (reporting period 11/01/2021 – 01/31/2022): student count 225
  • Spring (reporting period 02/01/2022 – 05/31/2022): student count 126
  • Student counts submitted to OSPI include ECEAP students.

Total school year mileage:51,160 mileage

Head Start Centers that were able to provide transportation:

  • Hawks Prairie
  • Rainier
  • Washington Elementary
  • Yelm

Head Start Centers that were not able to or do not provide transportation:

  • Friendly Grove
  • SPSCC
  • Rochester
  • West Olympia
  • Lacey

ECEAP Centers that were able to provide transportation:

  • CCAS Early Learning
  • Pleasant Glade Elementary
  • Shelton Early Learning Center

Review and Audit Statement

Federal Head Start Monitoring Review:

From 4/12-4/15/2022 the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) conducted a monitoring review of Educational Service District 113 Head Start program. The Program had an area of concern in Designing Quality Education and Child Developement Program Services. A plan of improvement was completed with support of the Regional office to address the concerns in staff qualifications.

Audit:

ESD 113 is audited by the Office of the Washington State Auditor. There were no findings or material weaknesses identified for the federal Head Start grant

Our Program's History

Head Start logo

The federal Head Start program began in 1965 as a part of President Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” It successfully provides a comprehensive early childhood program where children receive education, health, nutrition, and mental health services. The program operates with shared decision-making and meaningful involvement by families.

Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families

Our program also provides Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program (ECEAP) services funded by the Department of Children, Youth, & Families.

ESD 113 logo

Our local program began in 1965 and is a program of Capital Region Educational Service District 113. We operate 18 direct service sites in the Grays Harbor, Mason, and Thurston counties.

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