NEW WALK-IN HOURS AT OUR MAIN OFFICE. Effective April 22, 2024, our office will be open Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9:30am-4:30pm (closed Mondays and Fridays).
NUEVO HORARIO DE ATENCIÓN EN NUESTRA OFICINA PRINCIPAL. A partir del 22 de abril de 2024, nuestra oficina estará abierta de martes a jueves, de 9:30 a 16:30 (lunes y viernes cerrado).

Building power with people

Facilitating better outcomes

Building power with people

Involving parents & guardians as leaders

Parents and caregivers are an integral part of our Children and Family Services programs. Their involvement as a guardian and leader helps strengthen outcomes for children and families. Parents and Guardians with enrolled children can be elected to the Parent Leadership Council (PLC). Members of the PLC share in the decision making for the program, encourage parent and guardian involvement from others, and keep those at our centers informed about CFS activities. 

As council members, participants attend a council orientation and monthly meetings where they discuss parent and community needs, program priorities, activities, funding, and program expenditures. The program, as our blog states, generates leaders who help to lead.

Recently, the Parent Leadership Council:  

  • Strengthened their shared understanding of reports that inform data-driven decision-making 
  • Provided critical input and approval for the agency’s Head Start grant re-application and employee handbook 
  • Submitted updates to Children and Family Services policies for Board of Director approval, including re-aligning classroom health practices with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention