Early Head Start

P.A.L. (Parents as Leaders)

What is P.A.L?

  • It is a parent committee that all EHS parents/guardians are members of
  • It is a requirement in the Head Start Performance Standards
  • It is a leadership opportunity for all EHS parents/guardians
  • It elects parents to serve on the EHS Policy Council

What is the purpose of P.A.L?

The parent committee has the following minimum responsibilities:

  • Parents must advise staff in developing and implementing program policies, activities, and services to ensure they meet the needs of children and families
  • Ensure that the program has a process for communication with the Policy Council and Parent Committee and make sure it is within the guidelines established by the FS Board and EHS Policy Council
  • The committee participates in the recruitment and screening of EHS staff

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