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Policy Council Portal

Welcome to our 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

Policy Council  Meeting “Minutes” are shared monthly on Class Dojo App and posted on this webpage for the parents to review .

Policy Council Information Below:
PDF icon PC By-Law 2021.pdf
PDF icon Head Start Policy Council Tips.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

Meeting Dates and Information




September 19, 2022


PDF icon Sept 19 2022 Policy Council Minutes.pdf

October 17, 2022


PDF icon October 17 2022 Policy Council Minutes.pdf

November 14, 2022


PDF icon November 14 2022 Policy Council Minutes.pdf

December 5, 2022


PDF icon December 5 2022 - Policy Council Minutes.pdf

January 9, 2023


PDF icon January 9th 2023- Policy Council Minutes.pdf

February 13, 2023


PDF icon Februarary 13 2023 Policy Council Minutes.pdf

March 20, 2023


PDF icon March 20 2012 Policy Council Minutes.pdf

April 17, 2023



May 15, 2023



June 12, 2023