Monday, January 23, 2012

The Head Start Portrait of Child Outcomes is Expanding

Great news for all Head Start programs utilizing Galileo Pre-K Online. If not already a participant, you are invited to become a participant in the 2011-2012 expansion of the Head Start Portrait of Child Outcomes. The Portrait, initiated several years ago by Head Start programs throughout the nation, is a grass roots initiative in collaboration with Assessment Technology Incorporated (ATI) in which Head Start programs join together, pool their data, and share information with the public. The portrait creates a vehicle to showcase the success of Head Start in promoting children's learning and development and thus to also showcase success in fostering their school readiness skills.

The 2011-2012 Portrait will reflect children's ongoing learning and progress in the 11 Domains and 37 Domain Elements comprising the Head Start Child Development and Learning Framework. Portrait data are automatically recorded online by Head Start programs and are available in real-time for reporting purposes. Thus, there is a unique opportunity to provide the Head Start community, researchers, policy-makers and the public with a continuous and changing portrait of outcomes reflecting the course of children's learning throughout the program year.

Register to Participate*

To participate, click here for the registration form, and return completed form to ATI. Participation in the Head Start Portrait is completely voluntary. There is no cost or additional work involved in becoming a Portrait participant.

For more information, click here, contact an ATI Field Services Coordinator at or call 1.877.358.7611.

*By participating, your program's Galileo Online demographic and assessment data will be included in the aggregated data for the Portrait of Child Outcomes. Your program name will be listed as a participant, but no data specific to your program, classes, or children will be shared or identified.

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