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2011-2012 Needs Assessment Update Survey Results

9/12/2012

 

This report, entitled Ohio Head Start State Collaboration Office (HSSCO), 2011-2012 Needs Assessment Survey Results, is an update that presents findings from a survey of staff and directors representing 54 Head Start, Early Head Start and Migrant/Seasonal Head Start grantees in Ohio for the school year 2011-2012. The purpose of the survey was to assess current needs with regard to Ohio Head Start grantee’s coordination, collaboration and alignment of services, curricula and assessment across designated priority areas and to inform the activities of the revised annual strategic plan for Ohio’s HSSCO.

The information may be used to inform grantees in program improvement and support grantees in meeting Head Start Program Performance Standards and other federal regulations. The needs assessment survey is organized around eleven priority areas for HSSCOs: health care, services for children experiencing homelessness, welfare/child welfare, child care, family literacy services, children with disabilities and their families, community services, education (school readiness, Head Start   pre-k, development), transition and alignment with K-12, professional development and early childhood systems.

This report was prepared by the Evaluation Services Center, University of Cincinnati, and is funded by the Ohio Head Start State Collaboration Office, Ohio Department of Education, Office of Early Learning and School Readiness, through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

Publication date: July 2012

For more information please contact James A. Scott, Jr., Ph.D., Director, Ohio Head Start State Collaboration Office, james.scott@education.ohio.gov