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Leading the Way

Leaders who are actively engaged in informed decision making ensure program integrityCollaborative governance concerns the relationship of the governing body (board of directors, board, or board of trustees as applicable), policy and parent committees, and program management. 

program governance Policies & Procedures

Policy Council, Parent Councils, and Parent Committees

The Office of Head Start is making great strides with the implementation of parent, family and community engagement. As this national move takes place to provide guidance to programs, parent involvement is still at the apex of it all. Delegate Agencies are required to establish and maintain a system of shared governance through which parents can participate in the decision-making processes about the program. Full guidance on collaborative governance is available in the CELS 2.0 Standards Manual pages 19-32.
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PROGRAM GOVERNANCE FORMS

CPPC Letter of Certification and Policy Committee Membership
This certification form should be completed by all delegates and submitted to the DFSS
CPPC liaison, Tosha Smith at tosha.smith@cityofchicago.org and the operations monitoring
supervisor. This document must be submitted annually by November 30th.

Delegate Agency Parent Committee/Policy Committee Tracking Form
The tracking form tracks the first parent committee meeting for each site, and the delegate
agency’s first policy committee meeting. It should be submitted to the operations monitoring
supervisor. This document must be submitted annually by November 30th.

Policy Committee Communication Form with Guidance
CPPC parent delegates submit this form at CPPC quarterly meetings to share information
and concerns from their delegate agency policy committee.
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CITYWIDE PARENT POLICY COMMITTEE

CPPC TRAINING MODULES 
DFSS Planning Cycle Training Part 1—Overview & Community Assessment
Click here: https://youtu.be/-b28ZnwZPeg
Part 1 -  Spanish Powerpoint

DFSS Planning Cycle Training Part 2—Self-Assessment 
Click here: https://youtu.be/Nyn-JeB17gU
Part 2 - Spanish Powerpoint
 
DFSS Planning Cycle Training Part 3—Monitoring and Program Goals
Click here: https://youtu.be/7HROm_YLcBY
Part 3 - Spanish Powerpoint

Citywide Parent Policy Council—Head Start Grant Application and
Other Grant-Related Actions Training
Click here: https://youtu.be/OaAqFMwulsE

Citywide Parent Policy Council—Fiscal Training
Click here: https://youtu.be/9OuI2e9RUFY
Spanish Powerpoint

Citywide Parent Policy Council—Grant Training
Spanish Powerpoint

OTHER PROGRAM GOVERNANCE RESOURCES


2020 CPPC Meeting and Training Calendar

Program Governance Milestones

Board and Policy Committee Approvals at a Glance

Best Practices for Board & Policy Committee Minutes