Family Engagement At-Home Activity DIY WITH DAD: WOODSHOP ACTIVITY Dear Families, This month we have a special activity for Head Start children to complete with their father figure. Research shows that a father who actively participates in the education and...

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Head Start Fall Cleanup – October/20/2021

Head Start Fall Cleanup – October/20/2021

Each fall, parents come together to clean up and keep our building beautiful! Some of the cleanup activities may include: toy sanitization, outdoor clean up, organization and vacuuming. This is an easy way to volunteer and help our program! If you would like to...

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Picture Day – October 12-13 2021

Picture Day – October 12-13 2021

Get Ready for Picture Day! You know your child best, but just in case you need some ideas, here are our recommendations! Fall harvest colors (denim, brown and gray) look best with the Hello Pumpkin background. Adding accessories like hats, shoes, vests and hair bows...

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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


  • 12-13 Picture Day
  • 20- Fall Clean up
  • 28- Trunk or Treat



  • 11- Fatherhood Activity
  • 16- Geauga Parent Meeting
  • 18-West Parent Meeting
  • 19-Policy Council Meeting
  • 23-Family Engagement Activity



  • 16-Family Engagement Activity



  • 13- Family Engagement Activity
  • 18-Geauga Parent Meeting
  • 19-Painesville Parent Meeting
  • 20-West Parent Meeting
  • 21- Policy Council



  • 8-Kindergarten Transition Training
  • 14-Family Engagement Activity



  • 2- Family Engagement Activity Dr. Seuss
  • 15- Geauga Parent Meeting
  • 16-Painesville Parent Meeting
  • 17- West Parent meeting
  • 18-Policy Council Meeting
  • 31-Fatherhood Activity



  • 5-6 Spring Pictures
  • 14- Egg Hunt
  • 21- Financial Literacy Training
  • 26-Geauga Parent Meeting
  • 27-Painesville Parent Meeting
  • 28-West Parent meeting



  • 4-Spring Clean up
  • 5-Muffins with mom
  • 9-12 Art show
  • 20- Policy Council