Each month every center holds a parent meeting. These are required by Head Start programming, but for the staff and families, they're more than just something we have to do. This is an opportunity to discuss the issues faced by the center, to offer suggestions to make your family and your children's experience the best it can be. It is also a chance to review various health, safety and nutrition topics. Parents are also asked to take an active role in curriculum planning. This is the place to plan field trips and request Parent Activity Funds.
Each center encourages participation from as many parents as possible--we know your time is valuable, and with work, parenting and other obligations it is hard to give it up for ONE MORE THING. But without your participation, parent meetings don't work.
Let us know what would make parent meetings work for you--do you need a ride to get here? Is it a held at a time that just doesn't work for you? We want to see you here, so lets work together to help make that possible!
Parent meetings usually offer some sort of refreshment. Sometimes there is a hands-on activity. Mostly, though, its an opportunity to network with other parents, make connections and get some support--something we all need as parents!
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Tina Robertson, Family and Community Outreach Director