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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 Wednesday of every month. At times, during the holidays, meetings may be rescheduled or omitted from the schedule. Council members will be informed, via email, of any schedule modifications.

MEETING PACKETS are posted two days before each meeting. Packets from the most recent 2 years, and the current year, will remain available online. If interested in packets not currently listed, just send an email with your request.

Download Meeting Packets:

2020                       2019                          2018                     
January 22          January 23 January 23
  February 27 February 27
March 25 March 27 March 27
April 22 April 24 April 24
May 27 May 22 May 22
June 24 June 26  
July 22 August 28 August 22
August 26 September 25 September 26
September 23 October 23 October 24
October 28 November 20 November 28
November 18 December 18 December 19

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

2020 - 2021 Members

Marilyn Halpern
Community
Representative

            

Deronn Turner
Community
Representative
              Brandan Burns
Community 
Representative
         
Glenn Harper
Community
Representative
  Vera Atilano
Community
Representative
  Tiaja Pierre
Community
Representative
         
Megan Bock
Community
Representative
  Alexis Madrid
Catholic Charities
Parent Alternate
  Ashley Miller
Catholic Charities
Parent Alternate
         
Danielle LaCroix
Sewall
Parent Alternate
  Jessica Hernandez
Volunteers of America
Parent Alternate
  Mariah Jiron
Volunteers of America
Parent Alternate
         
Jennifer Rouse (EHS)
Catholic Charities
Parent Representative
  Karla Lopez
Catholic Charities
Parent Representative
  Ealasha Vaughner
Clayton
Parent Representative
         
Zendy Sotelo
Clayton
Parent Representative
 

Chante Daily
Denver Public Schools 

Parent Representative

  Martha Leonard-McClendon
Denver Public Schools
Parent Representative
         
Leah Steenson
Family Star
Parent Representative
  Melissa Lopez
Family Star
Parent Representative
  Donna Mendez
Mile High Early Learning
Parent Representative
         
Roddrick Marshall
Sewall
Parent Representative
  Amanda Grado
Volunteers of America
Parent Representative
  Diana Montelongo
Volunteers of America
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 Wednesday of Each Month 
5:45 - 7:15 p.m.
(Buffet Dinner, 5:15 p.m.)

Clayton Educare
3751 Martin Luther King Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

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