Parent Policy Council
Policy Council is a leadership opportunity for parent volunteers in Early Head Start (EHS), Early Childhood Education Assistance Program (ECEAP), and Early ECEAP to have a voice in major program planning, policy and decision-making. Through Policy Council they are able to advocate for the best interest of their child and family while gaining leadership skills.
In addition to their regular meetings, once a year EHS. Early ECEAP and ECEAP staff bring the Policy Council parents and the ESD 112 Board of Directors together at the ESD for a dinner and training session. Parents are given the opportunity to share their families’ stories and experiences in the programs with the Board. Members of both groups participate in training related to roles and responsibilities as well as how the two governing bodies, along with management staff, engage in a shared decision-making process.
Policy Council Meetings & Minutes
Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of every month from 5:30pm – 7pm at the following locations:
For current ECEAP and EHS families, meeting minutes are available upon request. Please contact Kaela Praisewater by phone at 360-261-6118 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org