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Head Start/ Early Head Start Policy Committee

What does the Policy Committee do?

  • Assists in developing and planning of the Head Start and Early Head programs

  • Approves funding applications, program plans and goals, budgets, personnel policies and decisions, training and technical assistance plans and more

  • Participates in the program’s self-assessment process
  • Plans and approves activities for parent engagement
  • Acts as a liaison between classroom parent committee and Policy Committee

Who is on the Policy Committee?

  • At least 51% of the Committee must be made up of current Head Start or Early Head Start parents.  This includes elected parent representatives and alternates

  • The remaining representatives may be community representatives and/ or past parents elected by the Policy Committee members

When and where are the Policy Committee meetings held?

  • The meetings are usually held in the morning for approximately two hours
  • The Policy Committee meets once a month during the school year
  • Policy Committee meetings are held at Marvin Marshall (Room 19), 5309 Kenneth Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608.

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