Event Details

Throughout the program year, many activities and events will be held for our Head Start Families. Each month, a family engagement activity is held at your child’s center. These themed activities are typically held during the school day and give parents and children a chance to bond while completing a fun activity. The activities range from a fall nature hike to a spring art show.

Twice a year, fatherhood events are held. These events are for fathers and male role models who play a significant role in raising a child. This person may be a biological, adoptive or stepfather. He may be a grandfather, another adult male family member, foster father, guardian or the mother’s significant other. These events are held each November and March.

Parent Meetings are held every other month at each center. These meetings give parents a chance to find out what is happening at their child’s center while also helping to plan fun events.

Policy Council is another way for parents to be involved in our program. Policy Council is the shared decision-making body for Head Start. The Policy Council works in partnership with key management staff and the agency governing body to develop, review and approve policies and procedures and also serves as a link to the center-based Parent Committees.

Our Head Start program offers trainings throughout the year. Past trainings have included CPR, Parent Café, budgeting and nutrition. The parent trainings that are provided are based on the needs of our parents.

Events Overview



  • Nature Hike   9-22


  • Pictures All Centers  10-11
  • Pictures West and Painesville  10-12
  • Geauga Parent Meeting  10-18
  • Fall Clean Up  10-19
  • Painesville Parent Meeting  10-19
  • West Parent Meeting  10-20
  • Trunk or Treat



  • Family Game Night  11-10
  • Geauga Parent Meeting  11-15
  • Painesville Parent Meeting  11-16
  • West Parent Meeting  11-17
  • Family Game Night  11-22
  • KIDS OFF  11-23
  • CLOSED Thanksgiving  11-24
  • CLOSED  11-25



  • KIDS’ LAST DAY  12-20
  • Family Engagement Activity  12-20

West Holiday Program

  • CLOSED Christmas Break  12-22  thru 1-3



  • Kids return  1-4
  • CLOSED MLK Day  1-16
  • Geauga Parent Meeting  1-17
  • Painesville Parent Meeting  1-18
  • West Parent Meeting  1-19
  • Family Engagement Activity  1-26



  • Give Kids A Smile Day  2-3
  • Kindergarten Transition Meeting  2-7
  • Family Engagement Activity  2-14
  • CLOSED President’s Day  2-20
  • Geauga Parent Meeting  2-21
  • Painesville Parent Meeting  2-22
  • West Parent Meeting  2-23



  • Dr. Suess Day  3-2  (One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish)
  • Fatherhood Activity  3-16  (Cardboard box car with movie)
  • Geauga Parent Meeting  3-21
  • Painesville Parent Meeting  3-22
  • West Parent Meeting  3-23
  • SPRING BREAK  3-27  thru  3-31



  • Kids’ Egg Hunt  4-6
  • CLOSED Good Friday  4-7
  • Kids Off  4-10
  • Geauga Parent Meeting  4-18
  • Painesville Parent Meeting  4-19
  • West Parent Meeting  4-20



  • Spring Clean Up  5-3
  • Pancakes with Parent  5-4
  • ART SHOW – All Centers  5-18
  • KIDS LAST DAY  5-23  (Preschool Completion Ceremony, date may vary by center)
  • CLOSED Memorial Day  5-29



  • Staff Last Day  6-2