Head Start encourages all parents and family members to get involved in the program and their children’s educational and developmental success. The classrooms are open to parents and family members to learn skills to bring home to support classroom learning.
Head Start recognizes that parents and families are the strongest supporters of their children and encourages involvement as their children’s advocates.
Some of the ways you can support your children include:
- attending Head Start staff/parent meetings;
- attending training to learn the rights and responsibilities concerning children’s education in school;
- getting involved in decisions about your children’s education by learning to communicate with teachers and other school staff;
- serving on a Head Start committee, such as the Policy Council or Health Services Advisory Council;
- learning how to tell your personal story effectively in front of public officials, school officials, and others who can influence how education and other programs for children operate.
Becoming an effective advocate for your children requires becoming involved in their education and their lives. And being involved in your children’s lives is what it takes to be a great and successful parent!