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 Disabilities # of children with IEPs/IFSPs
 Grantee I
IEPs 160
Grantee I EHS Center-Based #09CH9995
Grantee II #09CH9139 IEPs 229
Grantee II EHS #09CH9139 IFSP 52
EHS CCP #09CH0009 IFSP 35
 Health Services
  Children Served:
  Received Medical Exams Received Dental Exams
95% 86%
Had a Medical/Dental Home by Year End
Up to Date on Immunizations
Meal Count: Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks
  Grantee I HS Grantee I EHS Grantee II HS Palmdale SD Palmdale EHS
#09CH9995 #09CH9995 #09CH9139 #09CH9139 #09CH9139 154,846 6,138 160,463 189,970 477
Nutritional Grand Total:
                  Inclusion and Mental Health
Head Start recognizes that social and emotional health are essential aspects of a child’s development and a foundation for a child’s capacity to regulate emotions, build relationships, and learn and succeed in school. We are always focused on the promotion of the positive self-worth of both the child and family and respect for individual differences and beliefs. The inclusion and mental health services we provide are intended to support our clients through a diverse set of strategies including screening, assessment, and referrals for specialized services. Within our programs, we work to provide cross-service integration and, overall, our programs enrolled 15% of children with a disability meeting the 10% mandated requirement with 77 families receiving mental health services in the program year. We work with every child to understand their unique needs, welcoming and supporting children of all abilities.
Taking care of a child’s medical health is key to their success and we work with parents to ensure each child receives regular check-ups. We make getting the care they need a priority. Challenges that our families face include changes in health coverage, limited numbers of providers who accept Medi-cal and/or children as patients, timely follow up of lab results from clinics and physicians and getting the entire family immunized. Some of the benefits Head Start offers to children include:
 Access to a medical and dental home which in turn offers comprehensive and coordinated care
 Continuous monitoring of developmental stages for children, preventative measures taken when needed
 Coaching and mentoring
Nutrition Service
 Healthier children attending school and reduced absenteeism
 Increased family knowledge of accessing and navigating the health care system
Research shows that, in the United States, obesity in children has increased two to three times in the past 20 years with one in four preschoolers overweight or obese. Without a change, these children may experience health problems as teens and adults, which can lead to a lower quality of life. One goal of CCRC’s Head Start is to stop the trend towards childhood obesity by providing healthy food and nutrition education to young children and their parents through our nutrition programs. Each year, every family completes a nutrition assessment to identify eating patterns, cultural preferences and to identify those at nutritional risk. CCRC’s Nutrition Specialists plan menus, share important information with parents and monitor the meal production records. Children are provided with meals and snacks that provide a minimum of 1/3 of the child’s daily nutritional needs, are high in nutrients and low in fats, sugar, and salt, and meet the nutritional and feeding requirements of each child. 14

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