Parents have the right to:

  • Be supported as the primary educator and nurturer of their child
  • Be listened to and treated with respect and dignity at all times
  • Ask questions and receive information on any aspect of the Head Start / Early Head Start Program including daily operations, policy making and budgeting
  • Express concerns about the program without repercussions to themselves or their child or children
  • Express needs and interest and expect a response from the program regarding those expressed needs
  • Offer any opinion or suggestions regarding any part of the program and to receive feedback on those suggestions and ideas
  • Participate as little or as much as is comfortable
  • Be treated as an equal with the staff in supporting the educational goals of the children
  • Know that all information gathered will be kept confidential
  • Welcomed and encouraged to participate in their child’s classroom and or other center activities at any time