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Policy Council Portal

The Policy Council is a group of Head Start and Early Head Start parents and community members who help lead and make decisions about our program.

Policy Council members are elected by the parents of children enrolled in the program.

The Policy Council meets monthly as a group. Members can serve for one year at a time, and for up to five years. They work closely with the program's management team and governing body to provide overall direction for the program.

The Policy Council represents parents' voices and perspectives to guide decisions about our program. Policy Councils welcome parents and family members from all backgrounds and family structures. They may be mothers and fathers of all ages, grandparents, foster or adoptive parents, or other important adults in a child's life.

As a parent, you may wonder what the Policy Council is and about its role in Head Start and Early Head Start programs. You may have questions about how to join, serve on, or leave the Policy Council. We encourage you to discuss your questions with our Program Governance Coordinator.  Elections for new parent representatives to Policy Council will take place during September.  

Alicia Carter (Program Governance Coordinator) at 301-797-5231 x 126 or email:acarter@headstartwashco.org

Policy Council “Minutes” are shared monthly on Class Dojo for the parents and on this page so if you are not currently serving on the council you can keep up to date on the program happenings.

Policy Council Information Below:



 

2021-2022 Policy Council Minutes Below:

Nov 15 2021- Policy Council Meeting Minutes.pdf

Dec 6 2021 - Policy Council Meeting Minutes.pdf

 

Policy Council Meeting Schedule

Meeting Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Meeting Location: Currently being held virtually. If/when it is safe to meet in person, the meetings are held at our Sargent Shriver Center, 837 Spruce Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Upcoming Meeting Dates

September  20, 2021

October 18, 2021

November 15, 2021

December 6, 2021

January 10, 2022

February 14, 2022

March 14, 2022

April 11, 2022

May 16, 2022

June 13, 2022