Parents have a voice in the Head Start/Early Head Start Program by being elected as a representative for the Policy Council. Each Head Start/Early Head Start site, as well as the Early Head Start Home Based program has an elected parent representative. The Council also elects Community partners to attend.

Policy Council is a decision-making group that gives parents a meaningful role in deciding the direction of the program. They approve or disapprove many of the Head Start decisions such as program plans, budgets and hiring of staff. The Policy Council meets monthly. 

Pasco County Early Childhood Programs, Head Start/Early Head Start Policy Council typically meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. The meetings are held at Pasco Safety Town (Home Depot building) at 15632 Alric Pottberg Road Shady Hills, 34610 beginning at 10:30 a.m. and adjourning by 12:30 p.m. Childcare, transportation, and lunch are available.


Program Performance Summary Report  


2017-2018 Policy Council Meeting Dates                Policy Council Handouts                                          

All meetings are 10:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.                               TBA

  • September 27, 2017
  • October 18, 2017
  • November 15, 2017
  • December 6, 2017
  • January 17, 2018
  • February 21, 2018
  • March 7, 2018
  • April 11, 2018
  • May 16, 2018

                                                                                    Policy Council Minutes 




Policy Council Newsletters

2017-2018 School Year

2016-2017 School Year

2015-2016 School Year

2013-2014 School Year

2012-2013 School Year