About Us

Parent Policy Council

Kids Central, Inc. is governed by two groups: the Board of Directors and the Parent Policy Council.

Policy Council Members

The Policy Council is comprised of 38 members. Fifty-one percent of the Policy Council must be comprised of current Head Start parents. The remaining membership is comprised of community representatives.

Policy Council Resources

Governance Training: Building Skills of Head Start Leaders

The Head Start Program Governance Training: Building Skills of Head Start Leaders is a comprehensive, self-paced training. It is designed for new and experienced governing body, and Head Start Policy Council members. The training module provides skill-building activities that will help governance leaders practice and fulfill their important role.

The module includes interactive activities that offer life-like scenarios for developing and furthering Head Start governance leadership skills. Grantees can use the module to develop a training plan for their governing bodies and Policy Councils, as required by Sec. 642(d)(3) of the Head Start Act and the terms and conditions for their five year project period grant award.

Topics covered in the module include:

  • Fulfilling your governance role
  • Reviewing Head Start reports and asking thoughtful questions in response
  • Making effective decisions and resolving conflicts
  • Envisioning a better future and program planning
  • Becoming a Head Start ambassador

Select the link to explore this new interactive resource:

Program Information Report

School Readiness Goals

Kids Central, Inc. has engaged in a process to align its school readiness goals with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework, Virginia State Early Learning guidelines, and the requirements and expectations of the schools the children will attend to the extent that they apply to children participating in the Early Head Start (EHS) and Head Start program.

Next Meeting

Meetings will be virtual and accessible by zoom or call in by phone. Look for zoom/call in information to be posted here.

Meetings are on the second Wednesday each month at 11 am.

Organizational Chart

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Annual Meeting

Check out photos from the July 2023 combined Policy Council and Board of Directors Annual meeting.