LCCAA Head Start
thrilled by federal review
Feb. 28, 2019: Lorain County Community Action Agency is
celebrating a “quality-affirming” federal review. After
monitoring the program for a full week last fall, federal
reviewers reported that LCCAA meets all the stringent
requirements, federal performance standards, laws and
regulations demanded of the funding.
“We are beyond thrilled with this report,” said LCCAA President
and CEO Jackie Boehnlein. “It affirms what we already
know: our program functions at a high level and promotes school
readiness for low-income children in our county.”
Fact-finders examined every aspect of LCCAA’s Head Start program
in detail. They found that LCCAA intentionally uses data and
information to improve teaching, assessments, family engagement
and more. The agency was also found to use community
partnerships and collaborations effectively in providing
resources to Head Start families.
LCCAA’s work to direct budgetary resources toward areas of
highest priority while taking school readiness seriously and
providing families with the best possible service was noted.
“The comprehensive nature
of this review is a reflection of so much more than whether we
have the correct documents filed away,” said Shauna Matelski,
LCCAA Head Start Director. “Head Start Works in Lorain County
because everyone involved with the program does their part on
behalf of children and families.”
LCCAA has operated Head Start in Lorain County since 1966. Head
Start is a federally funded, comprehensive child development
program shown to promote early childhood wellness, school
readiness, and academic achievement. LCCAA serves approximately
1,100 children and their families annually.
Enrollment will soon be underway for the 2019-2020 school year.
www.lccaa.net to learn more.