Develop an environment for your Head Start child to reach his greatest potential.

Get involved in our parent activities and volunteer opportunities.
Parents and family members are the first teachers in a child’s life and are always welcome in our Head Start and Early Head Start classroom and during our program activities. Participation in your child’s early development and learning can make a big difference in your child’s readiness for school and future success.

Family Services child development programs offer you a number of ways  enhance your child’s participation and learning while enriching your parenting skills and self-confidence:

Parent Orientation

Learn about our child development programs and philosophy and how we make your child’s experience meaningful.

Home Visits

During the application process, parents meet with one of our Family Advocates for a one-on-one interview during which you identify your needs and can get referrals for resources and emergency assistance. Head Start teachers also conduct home visits.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Meet with your child’s teacher to learn about your child’s performance in language, literacy, mathematics, science, creative arts, social and emotional skills and our approaches to learning and physical health.

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Volunteer Opportunities

  • Read to or with your child in his/her classroom
  • Play with your child or other children in any of the learning centers
  • Play games on the playground
  • Share your career, skills, talents, or hobbies
  • Go on field trips

Parent Workshops & Training

Support your child’s school readiness by attending our family workshops, training, and learning opportunities. To accommodate your schedule, sessions are offered during the day and in the evening in collaboration with our community partners, including Forsyth Technical Community College for ESL classes and Forsyth County Schools to help parents with their child’s transition to kindergarten, among others.

Policy Council and Committees

Parents are full partners with our Head Start program leaders and staff. Each Head Start Center has its own Policy Council. Parents share decision-making by communicating and working cooperatively with program management to make the most effective decisions for the program.

For more information, contact Family Services Child Development Program at 366.727.0617.