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Contact Events

Contact events help monitor who attended parent involvement events, volunteered with your program, expressed an interest or need, and received services. This information is important for Head Start programs to ensure compliance with Head Start standards.

Contact events are located on the contact record on the Events tab.

 

ContactEventsContact event types include:

  • Family Need Identified
  • Father Involvement Event
  • General Family Event
  • Volunteering

NOTE: Events stored on the primary and secondary contacts will be the only events tracked on PIR reporting. Primary contact and secondary contact designation is specified on each child’s relationship tab (primary contact = head of household).

 

Home Visit

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  • Date: Date of the home visit. This defaults to today’s date so be sure to update it if you are entering an event a few days later.
  • Staff: Name of the primary staff member conducting the home visit. The staff person must be entered into ChildWare  in order to appear on the drop-down list.
  • Parent/Contact: Select the name of the parent or contact present for the home visit. You may enter up to two from the drop down list. The parent or contact must be entered into ChildWare and linked to the child’s record in order to show up in the list.
  • Note: Enter specific details here. This field is required for this event type.

Enhancements to Child Health Tab

As a part of the Head Start Data Integration project, ChildWare now includes features for documenting and tracking more in-depth information on health providers, services and assessments. Providers with children in Head Start will also be able to add verification that children are current with EPSDT requirements.

The Health Tab now includes 6 sub-tabs, each of which is explained below. The information previously on the Special Needs and Vaccines Tabs is now stored in these sub-tabs.

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1. Insurance & Providers

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In addition to storing current physician and insurance information, providers can now keep track of when they last verified this information and whether or not the parents explicitly indicated that their child lacked insurance or a primary care provider. Providers can now also track dental providers as well as dental and vision insurance.

1The Provider and Insurance grids will show only the most recently verified primary care home, dental home, and insurance records.

2 If the parent asserted that the child had no provider or insurance, this will also appear in the grid.

3To view an existing provider or insurance record, click “Select” beside the record you want to view.

4You can add records using the appropriate “Add” buttons.


1.a. Adding Provider Verification – Existing Provider

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1 This is the date the childcare provider verified this information with the parent. This field defaults to the current date. For records entered before the field was added, this date has been converted to the date the information was entered into ChildWare.

2 You can specify whether the provider offers Primary Care or Dental Care.

3 If the parent indicates that the child has no primary care or dental home, you can make a record of this. This will show in the grid on the main Insurance & Providers Tab.

4 To simplify future data entry, medical and dental provider records will be stored in the system and can be selected from the drop down list. If the provider is not already in the list, it can be added on this screen.

5 The system automatically pulls provider contact information from their record.


1.b. Adding Provider Verification – New Provider

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1  If the child’s provider is not already in your site’s drop-down list, you can add their information by selecting “Add New Doctor”.

2 A new set of fields will appear which will enable you to add the provider to the list.


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3 To edit the provider record later, select “Doctors” under “Admin” on the Main Menu.


 1. c. Removing Duplicate Providers

Previously existing provider information has been converted into list format. This list can be found by selecting “Doctors” under “Admin” on the Main Menu.  While every effort has been made to avoid duplication of providers, there will inevitably be multiple entries for the same provider because of slight differences in spelling or addresses. Follow the steps below to remove duplicates:

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1 Find duplicates by reviewing the provider list and identify which record you want to keep.


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2 Tag the records you want to delete by editing the name columns so you know which records to remove.

3 Next, change children associated with the doctors you want to remove by clicking on their records in the list below.


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4 Select the doctor whose record you want to keep from the list.


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5 If there are multiple children assigned to the doctor, repeat this Step 4 until there are no children listed on the doctor’s record.


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6 Once you are certain you have removed all the children associated with the doctor, remove them by clicking “Delete” on the list of providers.


 1. d. Adding Insurance Verification

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1 This is the date the childcare provider verified this information with the parent. This field defaults to the current date. For records entered before the field was added, this date has been converted to the date the information was entered into ChildWare.

2 You can specify whether the the insurance is general, dental, or vision.

3 If the parent indicates that the child has no insurance, you can make a record of this. This will show in the grid on the main Insurance & Providers Tab.

4 If “Primary Health” is selected as the insurance option, you can indicate whether or not the policy includes vision and dental insurance.


2. Allergies & Nutrition

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1 Infant and toddler information related to nutrition and toileting are now stored alongside other allergy and nutrition information.

2 Allergies and Food Restrictions are now separated by Type (Allergy vs. Food Restriction) and classified by severity (Mild, Moderate, Severe)

3 Providers can now track nutritional assessments for children including the date, person performing the assessment and specific recommendations.


3. Assessments & Screenings

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ChildWare now enables you to track an expanded number of assessments and screenings.

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1 For several areas such as vision, hearing, dental health, mental health, development, and general health you can also distinguish between assessments, which are more formal examinations conducted by licensed professionals, and screenings which are more basic health checks conducted by less specialized staff.


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2  The results of all assessments and screenings are indicated either by indicating than an area of concern was identified or,

3 By indicating whether the result of the assessment was normal or abnormal.

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Specific assessments and screenings have custom fields to capture key information related to the health area being addressed.

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1 For hearing assessments you can indicate the type of hearing test conducted.


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2 For BMI assessments you can indicate the child’s weight, height, BMI, and weight category.


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3 For developmental assessments and screenings, you can indicate which assessment tool was used. You can also specify whether or not a follow-up assessment is required.


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4 For blood lead assessments, you can indicate the child’s actual blood lead level.


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5 For Hemoglobin assessmsnets, you can specify the child’s HGB and HCT levels.


4. Special Needs

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1 Special Needs function largely as they did before.

2 Medication Administration can now be tracked separately. You can specify the time period for which the medication should be taken or if the medication is ongoing. You can also record the dose, frequency, and any special instructions.

3 ChildWare now  includes a more robust tracking system for Individual Family Service Plans and Individual Education Plans. You can now track multiple plans, their start and end dates, the diagnosed disability, and any special interventions being received.


5. Vaccines

The vaccines section functions exactly as it did before. The only difference is in its location.

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