About Policy Council

  • Through participation in Policy Council, parents have the opportunity to have a voice in the Head Start/Early Head Start Program.

    Policy Council is a decision-making group that allows parents to have a meaningful role in programmatic decisions. Parents elected to Policy Council participate in shaping the Head Start program and policies by making decisions related to policymaking, budget, and program management.  Monthly enrollment, fiscal, meal and content area reports are reviewed at each meeting. 

    The Program Director works closely with Policy Council to ensure the program remains in compliance.  Parent engagement is promoted through parent participation in school-based Parent Committees which meet quarterly at the individual sites. Parents are able to develop skills in leadership and learn how to become involved in their child’s education.

    2023-2024 Policy Council Officers

    • Chairperson, Ashley Davis
    • Vice Chairperson, Coleen Porteous
    • Secretary, Maceline Michaud

     Head Start/Early Head Start Policy Council Meetings

    6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    2024-2025 Head Start/Early Intervention Policy Council Dates: TBA

    Head Start/Early Head Start Policy Council Meeting Flyers


Contact Information

  • Early Childhood Education

    600 SE Third Avenue

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-323-4750

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    Sharonda Bailey


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