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Policy

Parents are informed about community services and resources in a variety of ways.

Procedure

  1. Parents are given access to information about community services by posting information in classrooms and distributing/orienting parents to the Resource poster. Other methods to inform include:
    1. Community Resource Directory
    2. Family Support Coordinator (FSC)/Community Childcare Specialist (CCC), Early Head Start staff updates
    3. Family Activity Events
    4. Center newsletters, and (see Site Classroom Newsletter policy)
    5. Notices sent home
    6. Access to classroom computers and Head Start of Lane County website.
    7. Postings in parent areas and family information notebooks
  2. The FSC, Consultants and RM’s will monitor activities above to ensure that parents are receiving relevant community information.
  3. Parents are referred and given guidance on how to utilize community resources to best fit their needs.
  4. Representatives from various community resources will be invited to speak about their services at either family events, workshops, or cluster groups, depending upon parent interest.
  5. The RMs, Consultants, Specialists, ECECs and FSCs assist in gathering resource information and distributing as needed/requested.

This policy complies with Head Start Performance Standard 45CFR Section 1304.40.
It was approved by Policy Council on September 9, 1997.
Updated June 25, 2002. August 2012. July2013
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