CAP Services’ Head Start Program was found to be in full compliance with all Head Start regulations during a federal review conducted last October. Scores for the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), one part of the review process, were recently released. CAP’s program exceeded the national average in most of the areas assessed by the tool.
CLASS is used to assess classroom quality for research and program evaluation and also provides a tool to help new and experienced teachers become more effective. CAP’s score was 6.29 in the area of Emotional Support compared to a national average of 6.08 – higher scores are better. In the areas of Classroom Organization and Instructional Support CAP’s scores were 6.13 and 2.69, compared to national averages of 5.83 and 2.8.
“The scores reflect our staff’s dedication and commitment to high quality early education services,” said Carla Kluz, CAP Vice President and Early Childhood Development Director. “Additionally, by performing well in the review process, the families we serve are assured continuity in the provision of these services.”
Head Start providers performing below average in the federal monitoring process risk having to recompete with other agencies for future funding.
For more information on Head Start and Early Head Start services offered by CAP, visit the website capservices.org. CAP Services provides Head Start services in Marquette, Portage, Waupaca and Waushara counties.