Volunteers are said to be the “backbone” of the Early Head Start and Head Start program. Whether you are a parent, friend, family, or community member there are many ways to get involved. Co-creating experiences with staff will provide you with ultimate leadership and learning opportunities.
Volunteers are the backbone the Head Start program.
Parent involvement and family engagement is beneficial to the future success of your child’s education and family life. Research shows that children whose parents were involved in their early education attended school more regularly, had better social skills, and showed an increase in academic performance. For parents, it leads to better and more frequent communication with teachers, stronger parenting skills, and a closer relationship with their child.
Many opportunities exist for you to become involved in your child’s early education at KidZCommunity. Direct classroom involvement is just one way to become involved. Helping from your home, engaging with your community, or participating in advocacy and leadership positions are others.
The following list includes a few of our agency committees, conferences, workshops and events.
- Policy Council
- Advisory Committees
- Parent-Center Committee
- Putting Dad’s in the Picture
- “Daddy Read to Me!”
- Male Ambassador Program
- Gardening Workshops
- Heart of the Family Conference
- Family Life Practice Workshops
- Family Nights
- Day of the Young Child
- Fall Festival
- Celebrating Families!
- Spring Appreciation Picnics