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PARENT RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  

My rights as a Head Start Parent

-   To take part in the major decisions affecting the planning and operations of the program.

-   To be welcomed in the classroom.

-   To choose whether or not I participate without fear of endangering my child’s right to be in the program.

-   To be informed regularly about my child’s progress.

-   To always be treated with respect and dignity.

-   To expect guidance for my child from the Head Start Staff.

-   To be able to learn about the operation of the program including the budget and the level of education and experiences required to fill various staff positions.

-   To take part in planning and carrying out programs designed to increase both personal and professional skills in areas that will improve my well being.

-   To be informed about all community resources concerned with health, education and the improvement of any condition in my family life.

 

My responsibilities as a Head Start parent

-   To learn as much as possible about the program and to take part in major policy decisions.

-   To accept Head Start as an opportunity through which I can improve my life and the lives of my children.

-   To be active in my child’s classroom, as an observer or a volunteer and to contribute my services in whatever way I can, toward the enrichment of the program.

-   To provide parent leadership by taking part in elections to explain the program to other parents and encourage their full participation.

-   To welcome teachers and staff into my home to discuss ways in which parents can help with their child’s development at home in relation to their school experiences.

-   To work with teachers, staff, and other parents in a cooperative way.

-   To guide my children with firmness, this is both loving and protective.

-   To offer constructive criticism of the program and to defend it against unfair practices.

-   To take advantage of programs designed to increase my knowledge about child development and my skills in areas of possible employment.

-   To become involved in community programs which help to improve health, education and recreation for all.

 

 
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