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PARENTS can engage where it counts by participating in program and policy development.

The Policy Council provides a system of shared governance through which parents can have an active voice in policy making and program decisions. The Policy Council is responsible for the following areas, which impact the children and families of the Denver Great Kids Head Start program:

  • Approve/Disapprove program directions, priorities, policies and budgets
  • Monitor the program and ensure compliance to federal guidelines
  • Participate in the personnel selection of central staff members
  • Establish a method for collecting feedback and resolving community concerns related to the program
  • Approve/Disapprove personnel policies per the Revised Performance Standards 
  • Maintain involvement in the community and promote the program
  • Administer the Policy Council parent activity funds

Policy Council for the Denver Great Kids Head Start program conducts meetings the fourth Tuesday of every month. At times, during the holidays, meetings may be rescheduled or ommitted from the schedule. Councilmembers will be informed, via email, of any schedule modifications.

MEETING PACKETS are posted two days before each meeting and are available in English and Spanish. Packets from the most recent six month wil remain available online. If interested in packets not currently listed, just send an email with your request.

Download 2017 Meeting Packets:
January 24  |  February 28  |  March 28  |  April 25  |  May 23  |  June 27  |  August 22  |  September 26

Download 2016 Meeting Packets:
February 23  |  March 22  |  April 26  |  June 28  |  August 23  |  September 27  |  October 25  |  November 15  |  December 13

 

Denver Great Kids Head Start embraces parents and community members as integral partners in its governance structure through the Head Start Policy Council.  

2016 - 2017 Members
 

Erin Brown (Ex-Officio)
Mayoral Appointee
Office of Children's Affairs
                 Marilyn Halpern
Community
Representative
                 Alfredo Moreno
Clayton
Parent Representative
         
Joy Brown
Clayton
Parent Representative
  Kathryne Hatch
Catholic Charities
Parent Alternate
  Elias Olivas
Volunteers of America
Parent Representative
         
Diana Romero Campbell
Community
Representative
  Annise Hickman
Catholic Charities
Parent Representative
  Letticia Olivas
Volunteers of America
Parent Alternate
         
Gisela Campos
Catholic Charities
Parent Representative
  Martina Hinojosa
Community
Representative
  Virginia Quezada
Mile High Early Learning
Parent Alternate
         
Sarah Castleberry
Mile High Early Learning
Parent Representative
  Kate Hotchkiss
Mile High Early Learning
Parent Representative
  Yomaira Flores Raygoza
Catholic Charities
Parent Alternate
         
Lauren Dennis
Community
Representative
  Dr. Tricia Hudson
Community
Representative
  Jennifer Garcia Rosendo
Community
Representative
         
Yvette Evans
Community
Representative
  Mayra Maldonado
Volunteers of America
Parent Alternate
  Erica Sandoval
Denver Public Schools
Parent Representative
         
Michelle Fayne
Denver Public Schools
Parent Alternate
  Zsanae Martinez
Family Start Montessori
Parent Representative
  Vanessa Trujillo
Mile High Early Learning
Parent Alternate
         
Lila Hailey
Volunteers of America
Parent Representative
  Christel McNeil
Denver Public Schools
Parent Representative
  Patty White
Family Start Montessori
Parent Representative
 


Denver Great Kids Head Start
A Shared Governance

Program governance in Denver Great Kids Head Start is shared between the Policy Council and a Governing Body, which is composed of the following various agencies of the City and County of Denver:  

  • Mayor
  • City Council
  • City Auditor
  • Manager of Finance
  • Office of Human Resources 
 
Join our Monthly Meetings

Fourth Tuesday of Each Month 
5:45 - 7:15 p.m.
(Buffet Dinner, 5:15 p.m.)

Clayton Learning Center
3751 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Inclement weather cancellations will be decided the same day by 3:30 p.m. Call 720-913-0888.

 
Staff Contact

Caridad Nevarez
Office Manager
720-913-0883 | email me