Bear Necessities for PAT
Families need to ask school questions to the school
Enrollment Questions: Chris Freeman 986-2463
Head Start Questions: Trula Muir 986-2497 or Jenn Allen 986-2496
School Calendar Questions: Kim Fischer: 986-2464
Health room/Immunization Questions: Chris Sabin 986-2472 or Elizabeth Lynn (RN) 986-2462
Frustrated parent who can't get a straight answer: Kerry 986-2465 or Jeanie 986-2485
MAFA - Mid-America Head Start Family Assessment - Form 7000
Remember, each high needs family is to have a Family Centered Assessment. We enter that into VTW that it has been completed. No need to enter scores. You can enter it two ways:
From the Guardian Page:
Go to "Guardian Data" page
On the left side of the page, click "Assessments"
On the right side of the page, Click "Add New"
From the drop down menu, select "Mid-America"
Enter the correct date it was done
At the bottom of the page, enter "create"
From the PVR.
Under "guardian assessments" you would check "Family-Centered Assessment"
You would need to put Mid American Family Assessment in the tool used section.
If you do not know the answer to a question, leave it blank. No need to enter scores in VTW. You will need the hard copy score sheet that Jessi created for us to use. That is where you will enter your scores. Keep that in the front of all your student files in a folder marked "Family Centered Assessment". You will update yearly.
Mid America Head Start Family Assessment:
The Mid America Head Start Family Assessment is designed for use by programs serving families with children 0-5 years. It is a tool that assists parent educators in getting to know families, identify any supports needed, and establish goals with families. It is a matrix based management system that plots families on a fivepoint assessment system of thriving, developing, stable, at-risk and, in-crisis. The assessment is conducted through a combination of observations and semi-structured interviews with the parent(s).
Please note: Family-centered assessment is a strategy for structuring and documenting discussions with families to recognize factors that promote their resilience, well-being, and facilitate goal setting. As such, family centered assessment tools used by affiliates are not required to have established research reliability and/or validity.
From DESE Website:
11. What is the purpose of a family-centered assessment? The family-centered assessment serves as a strategy to get to know and understand the family, their resources and their needs. The family-centered assessment gives parent educators a snapshot of the family; a picture that informs goal setting, and helps the parent educator plan and deliver services.
Screening those under 3
How do I enter the ASQ and the ASQ-SE for those under 3?
Remember, a screening is NOT complete until the health, hearing and vision has been done, the ASQ is complete and the ASQ-SE is done. All three pieces need to be done BEFORE you enter it into VTW. You just need to have at least two visits done before entering as DESE requires you to in order to count the visit and a screening.
You can administer the screening pieces however you choose, you can do part of each on both visits, all the HHV and ASQ-SE on one and the ASQ on the other. Whatever you like. Just remember, Kerry has always said that you SHOULD do the HHV first to make sure there are no health issues before you do the developmental screening piece.
When a student if over 3, the Dial and ASQ-SE are entered separately - they are different tools.
New Missouri PAT Website
New Date for Oliver
Remember, we are the first experience people have with the school district. Let's show them that we are professional and that we do things right.