Parent Advisory Council

Welcome to the Parent Advisory Council of Day One Early Learning Community. We are currently seeking parents to serve as members on our Parent Advisory Council. The purpose of the Parent Advisory Council is to engage parents as partners and leaders. We need parents to help us enhance the quality of early childhood education in Dutchess County.

The three main responsibilities of a member of the Parent Advisory Council are to advocate, support and promote. 

Advocate

Each member will be tasked with advocating the needs and concerns of parents and families of children ages 0-5 in Dutchess County. Members of the Parent Advisory Council will meet with parents to discuss educational challenges within their school districts and at home. Council members will compile all parent suggestions, challenges and concerns to discuss at the Parent Advisory Council quarterly meetings. 

Support

Members of our Parent Advisory Council will support other parents and families of the County. Support may include organizing and providing workshops to parents of the community. Members of the Parent Advisory Council will work directly with parents with the goal of creating a supportive environment for all parents of the County.

Promote

Lastly, members of our Council will be responsible for promoting and communicating information to parents of Dutchess County. Members will have the opportunity to attend outreach and various community events to better connect with parents and provide needed information.

Parent Advisory Council meetings will be held quarterly during the months of February, May, August, and November on the 3rd Thursday at 4:30pm.  Our first meetings will take place online via Zoom due to the recent world events. Members of the Parent Advisory Council will be notified in advance when meetings are moved back to in person meetings. Childcare will be available for all council members. A stipend will be issued for each monthly meeting attended.

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We hope you will share your voice to help strengthen early childhood education in Dutchess County!