Family Engagement & Partnership Building
Family Partnership Agreement
The Early Head Start/Head Start program assist families with interest, needs, and self-help information with entities such as: Self Reliance; Walking in Beauty; Special Diabetes; Family Advocacy for Disabilities; Social Services; Indian Health Service; etc. 15 EHS/HS provide informational trainings and /or referrals for the best interest of families to become self-sufficient.
1. Navajo Head Start utilizes the “I Care Positive Parenting Character Curriculum” to define parental involvement. The “I Care Positive Parenting Character” Curriculum provides the frequency of positive interactions between a parent (or caring adult) and the child at home. Teachers and Parents support the classroom – to – home – and back process to increase and document the frequency of positive interactions.
a. Local Parent Committee (LPC)
Parent(s) of currently enrolled child (ren) of Navajo Head Start Center and Home Base Program are members of the Local Parent Committee. LPC will elect officers and meet on a monthly basis. Officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer and Parent Representatives.
Parent Representatives will attend the Region parent committee meetings: One (1) Head Start Center Representative; (1) Home Base Representative; an alternate for Center and Home Base (for EHS Center or Home Base (1) EHS Representative and (1) Alternate).
*Head Start staff must attend parent meetings to provide guidance and technical assistance to the parents. The staff may answer questions, discuss curricula, lesson plans and activities, and provide program information.
b. Region Parent Committee (RPC)