Head Start Committees and Councils
Parent Center Committee (PCC)
The Head Start has an active Parent Center Committee, which consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Activities Coordinator. PCC meetings are held monthly, the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm, unless otherwise informed. Occasionally, there are guest speakers at each meeting; topics range from child development to financial planning. Parents are encouraged to take an active part in the PCC meetings. The PCC meetings are for parents to hear their child’s progress, program information, upcoming events, and for parents to make suggestions. Child Care is provided to children ages 2 to 12 years old.
Policy Council (PC)
The role of the Policy Council is to work in partnership with management staff and the Tribal Governing Body to develop, review, and approve policies and procedures. Members of the Policy Council are elected by the Parent Center Committee and the community. The Policy Council meets once a month, on the first Thursday of every month at 6:15 pm. The Policy Council consists of seven members. There are four parents; the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer; and there are three community representatives.
Help Wanted – Volunteer Now
Volunteers are needed within our center each day. If you would like to serve as a volunteer, call the center to ask for more information and how you can assist as a volunteer. We request that you do not bring any of your younger children with you, thereby making your “volunteer day” special for yourself and your child attending Head Start. This will enable you to observe and participate in the teaching activities in a more pleasant and effective manner.
Parents & Community As Partners
We should all value the education of our children. We need to give respect and appreciation to the Teaching Staff who help mold and shape our children. You can do so by being a volunteer. Make the decision to become a volunteer as much as possible; your presence in the classroom makes a world of difference in the eyes of your child.
Volunteering in a child’s school setting is creating a firm foundation upon which education is built. The Walatowa Head Start is proud of its volunteer rate.
This guide is to assist you in your decision to becoming a volunteer. Volunteers can be professionals and non-professionals; parents, local residents, and members of the larger community, including those who give a few hours of their time and those who volunteer every week.
We look forward to working with you and your child this year. We are all dedicated to ensuring your child’s developmental needs are taken care of. We are proud to be some of the first people to lay the foundation for your child.
For more information on Volunteering, please call the Head Start office at 575.834.7366