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comprehensive services: discussion of the what, why and
COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES:
DISCUSSION OF THE WHAT, WHY AND HOW!
OCTOBER 26, 2015
SUE MITCHELL, PDG TA SPECIALIST
Purposes of Today’s Session
 To learn about the breadth of
comprehensive services provided in PK
 To hear examples of successful state and
community initiatives
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TODAY’S AGENDA
• Comprehensive Services Defined
• Examples of Best Practices
• “State Sparks”
• Maryland
• Alabama
• Peer Discussion
• Implications for TA
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What are Comprehensive Services?
The Federal Definition
1. Screenings: hearing, vision, dental, health and mental health
2. Culturally and linguistically responsibly family engagement
opportunities
3. Nutrition services
4. Early Intervention, 619 Services
5. Physical activity services
6. Partnerships and linkages to community services to enhance
family well-being
7. On-site coordination of services
8. Additional support services, as determined by the State
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What are Comprehensive Services?
The Head Start definition
1. Education
2. Screenings and follow-up for health, development and
behavior
3. Health and safety
4. Social and emotional health
5. Nutrition
6. Family goal-setting
7. Social services
8. Transition services
9. Services for children with disabilities
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Federal Definition
Head Start Definition
Screenings
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Family Engagement
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Nutrition
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Early Intervention/619
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Physical Activity
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Community Partnerships
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On-site Coordination
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Transition
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Education
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State Defined
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Comprehensive Services Support School Readiness
from Putting it Together: A Guide for Financing Comprehensive Services: CLASP
Select Core Indicator Areas
Services that Could Support Indicator
Ready Children
Physical Well-being and Motor
Development
Appropriate developmental screening; referral to appropriate
interventions ; connections to a medical home
Social and Emotional Development
Mental health and behavior consultation. Appropriate developmental
screening. Referral to appropriate interventions
Ready Families
Child Abuse and Neglect
Family support, parenting education and child abuse prevention
activities
Ready Communities
Support for Families with Infants and
Toddlers
Infant and toddler specialists; family support; parenting education
Lead Poisoning
Connection to medical provider for appropriate lead screening.
Ready Services-Health
Health Insurance
Connection to medical home; information about medical insurance;
connection to public health insurance including Medicaid benefits
Immunizations
Connection to medical home; information about importance and
timing of immunizations
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What do Comprehensive
Services Look Like?
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Maryland
The Judy Centers in Maryland
Achieving School Readiness through
Collaboration
Preschool Development and RTTT Annual Grantees Meeting
October 26, 2015
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Who is Judy?
Judith P. Hoyer, a lifelong early
childhood advocate
Key to school readiness is
support services in one location
Established first Judy Center in
Prince George’s County
Judy Centers established in 2001
to continue her life’s work
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Judy Centers in Maryland
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12 Component Standards
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V. Family Involvement
Family Nights
Parent Workshops
Family Literacy Activities
Playgroups for Babies
Programs for Men & Children
Classroom Field Trips for Families
Engagement at Home
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Resources
Information on Judy Centers (a new and improved website is under construction)
http://marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/divisions/child_care/early_learning/Judy.htm
2014 Annual Report – The Judith P. Hoyer Early Care and Education Enhancement
Program
http://marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/divisions/child_care/docs/2014JudyHoyerAnnual
Report.pdf
The Association between Judy Center Services and Kindergarten Readiness
http://marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/newsroom/publications/docs/JudyCenterReport
2015.pdf
For further information, please contact:
Cheryl DeAtley at [email protected]; 410-767-0586
Judy Center Partnerships Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Alabama
Alabama Department of
Early Childhood Education
Office of
School
Readiness
Office of Early
Learning
Head Start
Collaboration
Office
Children’s
Policy Council
ECAC
Children’s
Trust Fund
Supporting Alabama’s
Children & Families for Success
Help Me Grow and Strengthening Families that is embedded in
Alabama’s High-Quality Pre-K programs, is an effective linkage to a
full range of services and supports for healthy child development
and access to resources for families.
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Strengthening Families (SF) activities is the umbrella for concentrated
efforts for all Alabama preschool programs. Using a strengths-based
protective factors approach, SF builds resilience, and lessens the
impact of family stressors such as poverty, limited education, nonsupportive communities, isolation, substance abuse, and violence.
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Help Me Grow is a collaborative effort that addresses all areas of child
health and development and provides comprehensive linkages at the
state and local levels so that fewer children
“fall through the cracks.” Help Me Grow requires intentional and formal
agreements for service coordination, data sharing, resource development,
oversight and evaluation.
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QUESTIONS?
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PEER DISCUSSION
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Peer Discussion
Start your discussion with any of the following questions….
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What comprehensive services have you identified for your
PDG classrooms/programs?
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What information helped you to determine the types and the
ways in which the services would be provided? To what
degree is the service being offered?
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How have you collaborated or partnered to provide these
services?
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What is your most noteworthy success? How has it impacted
children and families?
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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
2015 Recommendations for the Expansion of First Class Pre-K in Alabama
Alabama School Readiness Alliance,2015
http://www.alabamaschoolreadiness.org/uploadedFiles/File/ASRA_Legislative_FullRecs
2015_WebREV3.pdf
Putting it Together: A Guide for Financing Comprehensive Services
Christine Johnson-Staub, August 2012, CLASP
http://www.clasp.org/admin/site/publications/files/A-Guide-to-FinancingComprehensive-Services-in-Child-Care-and-Early-Education.pdf
Head Start Comprehensive Services: A Key Support for Early Learning for Poor
Children (part of the CLASP Head Start Series)
Kate Irish, Rachel Schumacher, Joan Lombardi, 2004
http://www.clasp.org/resources-and-publications/files/0169.pdf
Components of Comprehensive Services: Washington State Department of Early Learning
http://www.del.wa.gov/publications/eceap/docs/ECEAP_components.pdf
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Sue Mitchell, PDG Technical Assistance Specialist
[email protected]
Alabama:
Laura Baker, Director of the Office of School Readiness
[email protected]
Tracye Strichik, Director of the Office of Early Learning
[email protected]
Maryland:
Cheryl DeAtley, Judy Center Partnerships Specialist
[email protected]
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