Family engagement in Head Start is about building relationships with families that support family well-being, strong relationships between parents and their children, and ongoing learning and development for all family members.
Regular attendance is both expected and mandatory. It is very important for all children to attend school on a regular basis to improve social, emotional and intellectual growth. Regular attendance in pre-school also helps prepare both the child and family for the upcoming transition to public school.
Each family has the opportunity to establish family goals, identify family strengths, and receive services and referrals based on the interests of the family. Much of this work is done on home visits with FCP Staff (Case Managers). Families will receive three (3) home visits per year from their Case Manager.
Parent Committee Meetings
Parent Committee meetings provide the opportunity for parents to have input and assist in planning trainings, activities and classroom events.
Policy Council is one of the policy and decision making bodies of Head Start. It is made up of parents elected from Parent Committees and elected members of the community, including former Head Start parents. This group works with the Head Start Director in making decisions for the program.
Blair County Resource Guide
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