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Policy

The program provides parents with opportunities to participate in educational activities in the classroom.

Procedure

See Field Trips and  Sub-Committees and Description of Standing Committees fund raising guideline

  1. At parent meetings and home visits, parents are given opportunities to plan classroom activities that specifically meet the needs of each Head Start child. Efforts are made to focus on child and family wellness, including parents in planning activities that address these issues.
  2. Parents are involved in planning activities that enhance the classroom, home visits, and field trips.
  3. Parents are encouraged and recruited to help facilitate classroom activities and field trips on a regular basis..
  4. Parents plan and implement fund raising activities to obtain funds to enable children to go on trips, purchase supplies and equipment to implement educational activities that are above and beyond regular operating funds.

This policy complies with Head Start Performance Standard 45CFR Section 1304.40.
It was approved by Policy Council on September 9, 1997.