SOUTHERN SEVEN EARLY HEAD START/HEAD .Revised: 08/13, rm 4 Southern Seven Head Start/Early Head Start

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  • Southern Seven Head Start/

    Early Head Start

    Family Involvement

  • Revised: 08/13, rm 2

    Table of Contents Use of Parent Reimbursement Voucher .......................................................................... 3 Parent Reimbursement Voucher ..................................................................................... 4 Parent Committee Meetings and Family Fun Days/Nights .............................................. 5 Family Fun Day/Night Planning Report Form .................................................................. 6 Parent Committee Guiding Principles .............................................................................. 7 Parent Committee Treasurers Report........................................................................... 10 Parent Group Checking Account & Fund Raising ......................................................... 11 Fund Raiser Report ....................................................................................................... 12 Raffle Tickets ................................................................................................................ 13 Completion of Volunteer Training Agreement ............................................................... 14 Parent Orientation and Trainings .................................................................................. 15 Parent Orientation Tip Sheet ......................................................................................... 17 Parent Orientation Agenda ............................................................................................ 24 Parent Orientation Checklist for HS/EHS ...................................................................... 25 Parent Orientation Checklist for Home Based ............................................................... 26 Male Involvement .......................................................................................................... 27 Male Involvement Planning Report Form ...................................................................... 28 Parent Survey ............................................................................................................... 29

  • Revised: 08/13, rm 3

    Southern Seven HS/EHS Service Area: Family Involvement Procedure: Use of Parent Reimbursement Voucher References: Head Start Performance Standards 1304.5(f) Decision-making opportunities are provided for parents and guardians by their participation in local parent groups, advisory committees, and Policy Council. As mandated by Performance Standard 1304.50 (f), income-eligible parents and guardians can be reimbursed for mileage and/or child care expenses incurred in order to participate in these activities. The Parent Reimbursement Voucher should be completed by the parent or guardian when reimbursement is needed and this form forwarded to the Family Involvement Coordinator at the Administrative Office.

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    Southern Seven Head Start/Early Head Start PARENT REIMBURSEMENT VOUCHER

    Please complete the following information: Name: ________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________ City: ___________________________ Zip: _______________________ TRAVEL

    Date Odometer Beginning Odometer

    Ending Total Miles Destination To & From Reason

    (Travel Reimbursement of .42 cents per mile) Total Miles: ______________________ Total Amount for Travel: $ ___________ CHILD CARE Person Providing Child Care: ______________________________________________ Head Start Activity: ______________________________________________________ Time From: _______________________ to _______________________________ Number of Children: _____________________________________________________ Rates Are As Follows: 1 Child - $2.00 per hour 2 Children - $2.25 per hour 3 or More Children - $2.50 per hour Total Amount for Child Care: $ _____________ GRAND TOTAL: $ ______________________ Parent Signature: ______________________________________________________ Authorized By: ________________________________________________________

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    Southern Seven HS/EHS Service Area: Family Involvement Procedure: Parent Committee Meetings and Family Fun Days/Nights References: Head Start Performance Standards 1304.50(2)

    Parents will be given the opportunity to organize parent committees and meet monthly to plan activities to enhance their childs education, interact with staff, and to make input into the program. As mandated by Performance Standard 1304.50(a)(2), parents and guardians of currently enrolled children are automatically members of the local parent committee at each center and home based option. At the first meeting of each school year to be held in September, Guiding Principles (attached,3a,b,c) will be updated and the following officers elected:

    Parent Committee - President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer Policy Council - Representative and an Alternate Education/Special Needs Committee - Representative Health Services Advisory Committee - Representative

    To serve on the Policy Council and other Head Start Committees, parent or guardian must have a child enrolled in the Head Start/Early Head Start or Home Based Program.

    Parents will also develop an activity calendar at the first meeting identifying projects and activities they want to carryout throughout the school year. The calendar is presented to Policy Council for review and approval.

    The secretary of each parent committee will provide a copy of the minutes of each meeting. A copy of the meeting minutes, sign-in sheet, treasurers report, and agenda will be placed on file in the Parent Groups Portfolio kept on site and a copy at the Administrative Office. In order to keep all parents informed of the parent committees actions a copy of the minutes will be sent to each family.

    As mandated by Performance Standard 1304.51(b), at each Parent Committee the Policy Council Representative for the group will report on Policy Council Actions and request input from the parents on any items reported or other items of concern that they want addressed at the Policy Council. The committee members for Health Services Advisory and Education/Special Needs Committees will also make a report to their respective parent groups.

    Family Fun Day/Night

    In order to provide additional time for parents to come together to share common interest and interact with staff, each site will also hold a minimum of two Family Fun Days/Nights per year. Site Supervisors will provide a copy of the Family Fun Day/Night Planning Report Form to the Family Involvement Coordinator by October 15th each year. A list of the activities will be compiled for the Management Team and the files.

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    Southern Seven Head Start/Early Head Start FAMILY FUN DAY/NIGHT PLANNING REPORT FORM

    Site: _________________________________ Family Fun Day/Night #1

    Date:

    Time:

    Theme:

    Menu:

    Activities:

    Family Fun Day/Night #2

    Date:

    Time:

    Theme:

    Menu:

    Activities:

    Reminder

    Provide this completed form to the Family Involvement Coordinator by October 15th each school year.

    Submit attendance sign-in sheet for Family Fun Day/Night to Family Involvement Coordinator for entry into ChildPlus.Net.

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    Southern Seven Head Start/Early Head Start PARENT COMMITTEE GUIDING PRINCIPLES

    Reviewed and Updated

    Article I NAME

    The name of this organization shall be the Southern Seven Health Department/_______________ Head Start Parent Committee.

    Article II PURPOSE

    To recognize that parents are the responsible guardians of their childrens well-

    being. To recognize that parents are the prime educators of their children. To be recognized as contributors to the Head Start Program and to the

    community.

    Article III GOALS OR OBJECTIVES

    The object of this organization is to secure parent involvement in the Early Learning Center Program and also to secure neighborhood participation in improving the community and joining in the war on poverty. Parent participation shall include:

    A. Taking part in the classroom as an observer or volunteer worker and to contribute services in whatever way possible toward enrichment of the total program.

    B. To work with the teacher, other staff, and parents in a cooperative manner. C. Taking part in policy decisions affecting the planning and the operation of the

    Head Start Program. D. To welcome staff into the home to discuss ways in which parents can help their

    childrens development at home in relation to school experiences. E. To become involved in community programs which help to improve health,

    education, and recreation for all.

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    Article IV MEETINGS

    Regular meetings of the committee shall be on the

    ___________________________ of each month at ________at the ________________________ Head Start.

    A special meeting may be called by two (2) officers, by the Parent Coordinator, or by a petition signed by one-fourth of the members. All members must be notified of the meeting date and time.

    A regular meeting may be postponed by the President or the Parent Coordinator when there is valid reason, by notifying all members.

    A special meeting to which the public is invited may be held at any time, if approved by a vote at any meeting when a quorum is present.