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MAY HAPPENIGS
May 13 - Policy Council Meeting
May 14 - Head Start Classes Closed at MLK Center, Shriver Center , Noland Center,  EHS Classes are Open and all Elgin Classes are open
May 20 - Board of Directors Meeting
May 27 - Agency Closed for Holiday
May 29 - Last Day for Head Start Children at MLK Center, Shriver Center & Noland Center

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Parents as Partners

Stay active and involved in your child's school life. Attend school meetings, go to parent teacher conferences.  Read all materials that come home from school.  Often changes in routine, fieldtrips, notes on your child's progress and health alerts are listed in school notes.   Be sure to sign up for Class Dojo use and download the app to your mobile phone.  Parents can follow their child's class story and view pictures from within the classroom, be reminded of events and notified of closings and delays for all centers.   Parents can also have one on one private communication with their child Teacher or Family Advocate.  Class Dojo can be downloaded in any language as well as it provides a translator so all postings can be read in your lanaguage.

Here at Head Start we offer several Parent Workshops during the school year such as  Dare to Be You (DTBY),  Parent Café, Chicago Parent and more .   If you are interested in attending one of our workshops ask your Family Advocate for the schedule.  We would love to see you there!

Do you want to be more involved in your child's education? Join one of our Committee's.

  • Education Advisory Committee
    This committee reviews and approves the curriculum and provides input on the various educational trips. With the increased educational emphasis on our program, the committee reviews the assessment results and identifies the areas where children need to improve.
  • Health and Nutrition Advisory Committee
    This committee looks at the current health care needs of our children, families, and community; plans for parent nutrition trainings; and discusses other topics as needed.
  • Mental Health Advisory Committee
    This sub-committee meets with professionals from the community and review Mental Health Services available to the children and families through Head Start. They discuss ways of improving mental health services, arrange mental health activities, and discuss community issues.
  • Policy Council Committee
    The Policy Council actively participates in the development of school readiness goals and helps to assess the programs progress in achieving those goals. Being a Policy Council Representative gives parents an opportunity to have a meaningful voice in their child’s day-to-day Head Start life. 

    Policy Council Meeting Minutes are shared monthly on Class Dojo for all parents to view and they are also available under Policy Council page within this website. 

For more information just see your Family Advocate.

 

Do you have an idea how we can improve our Program?  Visit our Parent Suggestion Box

 

Our Parent Suggestion Box is completly Anonymous feel free to share your ideas and concerns.

(Sorry the Suggestion Box is under Construction, Please check back soon)