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Oct 19-20, 2021 -- VIP (Very Important Parent) Parent Committee Institute
  • Date: Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Location: Online

Oct 19-20, 2021
Virtual Training
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT each day

Sessions are live. No recordings will be available.

View Brochure for full details, agenda, and participation and technology information.

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Online Registration

Registration deadline is October 12th!

Standard Registration: $435

T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers: $400 - some restrictions apply
0.4 CEUs (4 contact hours) from Western Kentucky University: $25

Often times Parent Committees are the untapped fertile ground of the advocacy building experience that could be for Head Start parents. This component of the Head Start shared governance structure should ensure that all parents have a significant decision-making experience that supports school readiness. With support from program leadership and other decision makers, that could be every parent’s experience.

The successful Parent Committee provides a foundation for parents to embrace a leadership role in the Head Start program, in their child’s educational pursuits, as well as in their community. This institute aligns with two of the Office of Head Start Parent, Family and Community Engagement Framework’s family engagement outcomes - “Parents as Advocates and Leaders” and “Family Connections to Peers and Community.”

VIP provides parents and program staff the opportunity to review, revise, and renew their commitment to implementing parent-driven Parent Committees with program practices relevant for today’s parents. Every aspect of this institute will emphasize the importance of parents individualizing the Parent Committee to meet their needs by working in concert with staff. Program parents and staff are encouraged to attend together.

Learning Outcomes

  • Empower parents to embrace and take agency over the Parent Committee;
  • Explore staff perceptions of the Parent Committee and the specific tasks and roles parents play in the Parent Committee that incorporates leadership, advocacy, and networking;
  • Develop creative strategies to get more families engaged in the Parent Committee;
  • Explore ways to ensure each parent has a significant decision-making experience throughout the program;
  • Gain a better understanding of the importance of the relationship between school readiness and the Parent Committee and parent transitions; andIncrease the knowledge of relevant regulations, guidelines, and best practices relative to the Parent Committee.


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