The Head Start Policy Council consists of elected classroom parents/caregivers from all centers and acts as a governing body for Head Start. Policy Council members help plan and develop program goals, approve various policies, as well as approve budget and work plans. By seeking ways to enrich their child)ren)’s experience in Head Start, parents/caregivers also learn about nutrition, budget management, and the various concepts of child development and child rearing. Whether or not you are a representative, all parents have an open invitation to attend Policy Council meetings. Monthly meetings are scheduled November through August and currently take place via Zoom.
How do I become a member of Policy Council?
Parent Representation – Each program has a Center Parent Committee. Parent representatives for Policy Council will be elected from the respective center parent committees prior to the November Policy Council meeting. Parent representatives must have child(ren) enrolled in KVCAP’s Head Start program. See the graphic below for specific steps. You may also complete the form below to indicate your interest in being on the Policy Council and someone will contact you to talk about your options.
Community Representation – Any parent or staff person can submit to the Policy Council names of representatives of major agencies and/or community, civic, or professional organizations, which have a concern for children, and who can contribute to the program as community representatives on the council. Policy Council must approve such representation.