Parent Connections

Together with other parents

Connect with other parents. We provide a safe, supportive place for you to build friendships and share experiences with other parents with young children just like you! Whether you’re talking about sleep schedules, or the best car seat, parents share that the connections they make with others at Early Head Start is one of the best things about being a part of our program. We follow parent interests and needs, and offer a wide variety of opportunities, from cooking classes to CPR & First Aid, where it’s fun to learn together. You can register for upcoming classes or contact us with any questions about our classes.

We have tools for your parenting toolbox! Circle of Security Parenting™ (CoS) gives you tools to better understand and support your child’s growth and development. Our Family Consultants are CoS Certified Facilitators, and we offer classes either individually in your home, or in a group setting, depending upon your preference.

“I learned a lot not just about my kids but about myself.”

“The facilitators were awesome at leading the group and I always felt valued and appreciated.”

Come to Coffee Connections to make friends and meet other parents just like you. We’ll provide high quality child care so you can spend time enjoying the company of other parents while sharing a delicious snack. We plan Coffee Connections with you, so each meeting includes food and holds a variety of opportunities, like sharing parenting experiences or learning about gardening or resources in the community.

Our Policy Council needs your voice. Children and families are our business, and we need your help to keep our services meaningful and relevant. When you participate in Policy Council, you help guide the program by offering your feedback, sharing your experiences, and helping us design activities and services for parents and children. Catch up on our latest Policy Council news - it’s a unique opportunity for parents to learn leadership skills and to directly impact our program for you and your family. Plus, we need and value your help and ideas!  

“I have served on Policy Council for 3 years. Two of those years I have served as chairperson. I am also serving on the Idaho Head Start Association board this year as well. I love serving in these positions as I feel it is a way to give back to a program that has given so much to me as well as to help serve the children and families in our community.” – Anna F.

You don’t need to be a medical professional to join our Health Services Advisory Committee (HSAC). You just need an interest in the health of your child and family and a willingness to share your thoughts and ideas. Our Health Services Advisory Committee (HSAC) brings together staff, parents, and community partners to talk about health services and trends in our communities. It provides an opportunity to connect, give feedback, and ensure our families get the best health services.

Help us design a program that you love! From participating in interview committees to hire new staff, to selecting program tools and resources, or helping us plan program activities, there’s a place for everyone to share their ideas and help us create a program where children and families thrive! Contact us today to start adding your ideas to the program.