Emergency Protocol

Please be aware of the following procedures, if we should have to close down the agency due to severe weather conditions in the area.

A decision on whether to close Parent/Child Incorporated will be made by the CEO, Dr. Sharon Small. Dr. Small will follow the lead of local school districts particularly Northside Independent School District. When Dr. Small decides it is in the best interest of the agency to close, information will immediately be disseminated to the executive team of the agency closure. In return, the Early Head Start Coordinator will pass along the closure information to the appropriate staff including ECCs.

  • The ECC’s will then notify the center staff of the agency closure.
  • Family service workers as well as the teachers will notify parents of the closure.
  • PCI will use the PCI notification system to notify parents and staff about the closure, as well as posting the agency closure information on its website at the following link http://www.parentchildinc.com/ and to the PCI Facebook and Twitter page.

Local media will be contacted of the closure by the Communication Specialist, Connie Murphy. Please watch the local news beginning at 5:00 a.m. for a notice of PCI closures (IF APPLICABLE).  If a closure is necessary, make up days will be utilized. Parents are also encouraged to establish an emergency plan for their children in the event that the Child Development Centers are closed, start late or are dismissed early.