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File #: 19-1556   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Community Health and Equity Committee
On agenda: 1/24/2019
Posting Language: Briefing and possible action on Head Start Program Items and Fiscal Activities for November 2018. [María Villagómez, Assistant City Manager; Melody Woosley, Director, Department of Human Services]
Attachments: 1. Attachment A- 2017-2018 DHS, Head Start Program Self-Assessment Report, 2. Attachment B- 2019-2020 DHS Head Start Program ERSEA Selection Criteria Point Matrix, 3. Attachment C- 2019-2020 DHS, Head Start Program ERSEA Policy Updates, 4. Attachment D- DHS, Head Start Program Governance Review, 5. Attachment E- DHS, EHS-CCP 17-18 and HS 16-18 Student Outcome Data, 6. Attachment F- DHS, Head Start Program Information Report November 2018
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DEPARTMENT: Human Services


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Melody Woosley


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Head Start Briefing and Approval Items


SUMMARY:

This item presents the following from the Department of Human Services (DHS) Head Start and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership programs for action by the Community Health and Equity Committee:

1. 2017-2018 DHS, Head Start Program Self-Assessment Report
2. 2019-2020 DHS, Head Start and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) Program Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance (ERSEA) Selection Point Criteria Matrix and Related Policy Changes
3. 2019-2020 DHS, Head Start and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS_CCP) ERSEA Policy Updates;

In addition, the following will be presented for briefing without action required:

4. Training on DHS, Head Start Program Governance and Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA)
5. Briefing on the DHS, 2017-2018 Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) and 2016-2018 Head Start Student Outcome Data
6. Briefing on the November 2018 Program and Fiscal Report


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requires recipients of Head Start grants to provide regular briefings on program and fiscal activities and ongoing training throughout the program year to their governing body. The City's Community Health and Equity Committee and the Head Start Policy Council provide shared governance oversight of the Department of Human Services (DHS) Head Start grants.

The Head Start and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) grant programs are federally-funded programs administered by HHS. The programs provide early childhood education, family support, and comprehensive support services to eligible children between the ages of six weeks and five years, and their families.

The Head Start Grant serves children at or below the federal poverty line and pri...

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