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EarlyLearn NYC

 

 Important EarlyLearn NYC News

HootMail!

For Programs and Providers, please visit our HootMail Archives Page click here

Self-Assessment

The deadline for Self-Assessment 2014 was April 30. Please contact your ACS Program Team Leader with any questions or for copies of Appendices A – H.

ACS Contact Information

  • For programmatic and general questions, contact your assigned PDU Team Leader- click here.
  • For eligibility and enrollment questions, contact your assigned Resource Area Director (link below).
  • For fiscal questions, contact your assigned Budget Analyst- click here.

Program Information Report 2012-2013

The Program Information Report (PIR) is an annual federal report that collects program level data describing children and families enrolled in Head Start and the services provided, including information on staff, characteristics of enrolled children and families, health services (medical, dental, mental health), services to children with disabilities, and family services.  This PIR covers a period coinciding with the first 9 months of EarlyLearn NYC. Programs reporting were those with Head Start and/or Dual models. Click here.

ACS Head Start Community Assessment 2013

The Community Assessment is a comprehensive report of the needs and services in New York City that impact the ACS Head Start program, its delegate agencies, families and children, as well as service capacity and access. The findings from the Community Assessment highlight the many complex challenges faced by Head Start programs and families in New York City, and identify communities with risks to child well-being.

While conducting a Community Assessment is a requirement for Head Start programs, the information contained is useful for the entire EarlyLearn community.

EarlyLearn Implementation

Orientation Presentation --- Click here for July 31st presentation

ACS & DOE Behavior Management Statement --- Click here for guidance on behavior management

Head Start Information

1.  DOHMH - Children in Early Childhood Programs (info for parents and physicians)

2.  Citywide Immunization Registry

3.  DOHMH - Resource List for Group Child Care (revised March 2014)

4a. DOHMH - Disease Reporting Requirements (July 2012 letter)

4b. DOHMH - Communicable Disease Chart

5.  Required Staff Training & Certifications - Resources List (April 2014)

6.  Cleaning, Sanitizing & Disinfecting

7.  Daily Health & Safety Checklist

     ACF letter and HSKI FAQs & conference transcript

     Head Start Directors' Meeting Powerpoint 2013.03

     Head Start Key Indicators - March 2014 HS Directors' Meeting

     OHS - Governance, Leadership & Oversight Capacity Screener

     OHS - Health & Safety Screener

Eligibility and Enrollment

Resource Areas

Please click the on the following links for contact person at the Resource Areas

      Bronx

      Brooklyn & Staten Island

      Manhattan

      Queens

      Click here for current Resource Area (RA) Directory

Eligibility and Enrollment Manual

Click here for August - September 2012 training manual

Eligibility Application Packets

The following documents and forms are used when determining a family’s eligibility for EarlyLearn.  For specific questions on any form, please contact your Resource Area (RA).  Their contact information can be found in the RA Directory.

Click here for Application Checklist

Click here for Notice of Eligibility and Day Care Service and Fee Agreement (ACD 1513)

Click here for Referral to Employer for Employee Income Information (CS 1069)

Click here for Vocational Training Verification (CS 1082)

Click here for ACS History Sheet  (W-25)

Instructions for Completing Your Application for Child Care Subsidy (CS 925A) Click here

Web-Based Enrollment System (WES)

Below is the link to the Web-based Enrollment System (WES). Simply clink on this link to bring you to the sign-in page: https://a069-ra1.nyc.gov/WES

Web-Based Enrollment System (WES) Training Materials

Below are links to WES training materials and User Guides.  Please click on the links provided to download the information.

.          Attendance User Guide 

·          Placements User Guide 

·          All Desk Aides

NYC School Readiness Goals

EarlyLearnNYC seeks to elevate the quality of early care and education throughout the City of New York by evidencing the concept of research in daily practice. In partnership with the NYC Department of Education, ACS has crafted the NYC School Readiness Goals for the 2012-2013 School Year. The NYC School Readiness Goals were developed against the backdrop of the Parent and Family Engagement Framework; The Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework; Framework for Programs Serving Infants and Toddlers and Their Families; NYS PreKindergarten Foundation for the Common Core; NYC DOE Quality Review Rubric and results of our analysis of this year’s child outcomes data.

Please click on the links below for:

Field Trip Administrative Advisory for Child Care and Head Start Providers

ACS encourages programs to provide opportunities to enrich and expand children's experiences through developmentally appropriate neighborhood walks and field trips. All trips require written parental consent and should be planned to ensure the health, safety and adequate supervision of all children at all times. The following guidelines are intended to help center-based Child Care and Head Start programs in developing and implementing their trip policies and Lost Child Protocol.


For Voucher Providers and Other Programs

New York State Market Rate (UPDATED INFO)

New York State Office of Children and Family Services established the maximum rates for New York City Child Care.  Rate increases may be requested once a year and must be justified with documentation.  The request and documentation process requires the submission of a completed application.  Please use the appropriate instructions and application, based on the type of program/provider, by clicking on the link below:

Legally-Exempt/Informal Child Care Provider Enrollment

New York State regulations require all legally-exempt child care providers (also known as informal providers) who provide child care services for a child residing in New York City to be approved, enrolled, and monitored by the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco), New York City’s Legally-Exempt Enrollment Agency. Learn more and get the required forms