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Policy Council 2018-19

Key decision and policy-making body for ECEAP, Head Start, and Early Head Start

Family involvement and leadership are critical to the success of our programs. Policy Council representatives, who are elected by their respective sites' parent groups, work in tandem with program administrators and the PSESD Board to make the decisions that directly affect our children and families. Policy Council members participate in all aspects of program planning and development, and must approve all personnel and budget recommendations. Policy Council members include:

    • Parents of currently enrolled children
    • Parents who have had a child in the program in previous years
    • Community agency representatives drawn from organizations that provide services, support, and/or resources to the families we serve

Policy Council meets monthly according to the calendar below. Policy Council representatives are eligible for a childcare and mileage subsidy reimbursement for meetings they attend. A light breakfast and lunch are served at meetings. All members of the community are welcome to attend and observe these meetings.


2019-20 Policy Council Info Session, Training, and Meeting Dates to help jumpstart in planning for the year.

2018-19 Policy Council Info Session, Training, and Meeting Dates:   English   Spanish

2018-19 Policy Council By-laws:   English   Spanish

2018-19 Composition Chart

Policy Council Informational Video
Video transcripts:   Amharic   Arabic   Somali   Spanish   Vietnamese

Request Policy Council brochures

For information on Policy Council as a Governing Body, see the SHARED GOVERNANCE page in the Program Administration section.

The Policy Council also plays a key role in identifying the needs of low-income families with young children in our communities by creating a Community Needs Report. This information complements the data collected as part of the Community Assessment Report. For information on both reports, see the Community Assesment page in the "For Staff" section.

Meeting Documents
October 2016


Leadership Team

November 6, 2018

Full Meeting

November 20, 2018

November PC Corner


Leadership Team

December 4, 2018

Full Meeting

December 18, 2018

December PC Corner


Leadership Team

January 8, 2019

Full Meeting

January 22, 2019

January PC Corner




Leadership Team

February 14, 2019

Full Meeting

February 19, 2019

February PC Corner


Leadership Team

March 5, 2019 

Full Meeting

March 19, 2019

March PC Corner


Early Learning Redesign Evaluation

Race Equity: Increasing our Awareness and Knowledge of Race


Leadership Team

April 2, 2019

Full Meeting

April 16, 2019

April PC Corner



Leadership Team

May 7, 2019

Full Meeting

May 21, 2019

May PC Corner




Leadership Team

June 4, 2019

 Full Meeting

June 18, 2019

June PC Corner


Leadership Team

July 9, 2019

 Full Meeting

July 30, 2019

July PC Corner



Leadership Team

September 3, 2019

 Full Meeting

September 17, 2019

 September PC Corner     



Leadership Team

October 1, 2019

Full Meeting

October 15, 2019

October PC Corner