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Head Start/Early Head Start

Head Start/Early Head Start


Executive Summary

 

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Public School System Head Start / Early Head Start (CNMI PSS ES/EHS) Program operates on the islands of Saipan, Rota, and Tinian, with the administrative offices located on Saipan.

The CNMI PSS ES/EHS Child Care Partnership Program is a federally-funded program that supports the education, health/mental health, disability, nutrition and family and community support services for parents and their children. From birth to five years of age, Head Start Children receive specialized quality education and comprehensive social services that improve the opportunities for our children to learn and succeed when they enter Kindergarten.

The CNMI PSS Early Head Start Child Care (CNMI PSS EHS CC) Partnership Program serves infants and toddlers from six weeks to 36 months of age. The program accepts families from all the villages on Saipan. There are a total of four (4) Early Head Start grantee operated classrooms in Head Start sites located in the villages of Chalan Kanoa, Dandan and Kagman. The program is also partnered with one private licensed child care center, Northern Marianas International School. CNMI PSS EHS-CC offers services full-day full-year in center-based settings.

There are seven Head Start centers on Saipan, two on Rota and one on Tinian. Tese ten centers continue to provide center-based program options, with two Head Start paid staff for both the morning and afternoon sessions. All Head Start classrooms offer classes four days a week to support a double session variation.

 

Head Start

 

Demographics

Funded Enrollment: 396
# of Full day enrollment: 192
# of part day enrollment: 204

Cumulative Enrollment = 412

 

Children Age

# of 2 year old: 2
# of 3 year old: 147
# of 4 year old: 263

 

Enrollment - Eligibility

Income below 100% of Federal poverty line: 343
REceipt of public assistance such as SSI, TANF: 9
Status as foster child: 7
Status as homeless: 16
Over Income: 37 (26 with income between 100-130%)
Enrollees exceeding the allowed over income enrollment (asnot below) with family incomes between 100%-130% of the federal poverty line): 0

 

Children Race and Ethnicity

Asian: 150
Black: 2
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 239
White: 1
Biracial/multiracial: 20

 

Early Head Start

 

Demographics

Funded Enrollment: 64
# of expansion slots: 48
# of partnership slots: 16

Cumulative Enrollment = 68

 

Children Age

# under 1 year: 12
1 year old: 20
2 years old: 36

 

Enrollment - Eligibility

Income below 100% of Federal poverty line: 54
REceipt of public assistance such as SSI, TANF: 3
Status as homeless: 4
Over Income: 6
Enrollees exceeding the allowed over income enrollment (asnot below) with family incomes between 100%-130% of the federal poverty line): 1

 

Children Race and Ethnicity

Asian: 17
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 46
Biracial/multiracial: 5

 

 

Health Services -



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Early Head Start

Head Start

Health Insurance

52 or 76%

340 or 83%

A. Medicaid 

47 or 69%

316 or 77%

B. Private

5 or 7%

24 or 6%

C. Tri-Care

0%

0%

No Insurance

16 or 24%

72 or 17%

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Immunization

Early Head Start

Head Start-

A. Complete or Up to Date

67 or 99%

394 or 95%

B. Past Due

1 or .01%

17 or .04%

C. Exempt

0%

1 or .01%

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Early Head Start

Head Start

A. Medical Home

68 or 100%

412 or 100%

B. Dental Home

68 or 100%

412 or 100%

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Chronic Health Condition

Early Head Start

Head Start

A. Anemia

 0%

 0%

B. Asthma

 0%

4 or .009%

C. Hearing Difficulties

1 or .01%

1 or .002%

D. Vision Problems

 0%

3 or .007%

E. High Lead Levels

 0%

 0%

F. Diabetes

0 or 0%

0 or 0%

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Disability Services

 

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Early Head Start

Head Start

Referrals Submitted to EI or ECSPED

3

 5

Eligible for Services

1

3

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Mental Health Services

 

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Mental Health Services

Early Head Start

Head Start

Completed at least one to two Intervention

0

1

Completed three or more intervention

0

2

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Education Services


This Snapshot report is associated with the objectives for development and learning for birth through kindergarten. The program has three (3) Checkpoint periods, however due to COVID-19 only two (2) checkpoints were completed for this program year. The data shows the percentage of children who are meeting and exceeding the widely held expectations for each developmental area.

    

I.    Child Outcomes 







 

 

Family Services

 

443 Families Served
298 two-parent families

  • 86 of these families had both parents employed
  • 157 of these families had one parent employed
  • 55 of these families did not have either parent working
  • 48 of these families had at least one parent in job training or school


145 single parent families

  • 75 of these families had the parent employed
  • 70 of these families did not have the parent working
  • 22 of these families had at least one parent in job training or school


92% Mothers as the parent/guardian figure of single-parent families
6% Fathers as the parent/guardian figure of single-parent families
2% Grandparent or other adult as the parent/guardian figure of single-parent families


Parent Education

  • 65 had an advanced degree
  • 67 had an associate degree, vocational school, or some college
  • 264 had a high school diploma or GED
  • 47 had less than high school


Military
6 families have military veterans


 

Budget (Local, Federal, Non-Appropriated Funds, Others) -

  • The total amount of public and private funds received and the amount from each source
 

HS:

  • Local: $413,805
  • Federal:
    • Admin: 134,058
    • Basic: 2,233,072
    • T/TA: 88,087
    • COVD-19-348,008
 

EHS :

  • Local:216,775
  • Federal:
    • Admin: 46,308
    • Basic: 940,525
    • T/TA: 24,048
    • COVD-19-56,244