Policy Council

As a Policy Council member, you actively participate in the development of school readiness goals and help to assess the program’s progress in achieving those goals. The Policy Council also promotes the critical role that parents play in supporting their children.

The Policy Council actively participates in the development of school readiness goals and helps to assess the program’s progress in achieving those goals. The Policy Council also promotes the critical role that parents play in supporting their children’s progress towards school readiness.

Steps to School Readiness

Establish Goals

Planning and Implementation

  • Review regular progress reports submitted by Head Start management that pertain to the implementation of school readiness goals and makes recommendations to the governing body.
  • Provide input into curriculum to ensure that it aligns with school readiness goals.
  • Promote the involvement of parents in supporting school readiness goals.

Assessing and Aggregating

  • Ensure that program data on individual children a can be used to facilitate a parent-teacher partnership in establishing and achieving individual goals for children.
  • Participate in the self-assessment process by reviewing year-long data to determine school readiness trends and assess overall progress in achieving school readiness goals.

Determining Priorities

  • Ensure that the role of parents in supporting school readiness goals is a priority of the program.

Resources

Stories from the Field

Last Reviewed: June 2014

Last Updated: December 15, 2016