Parent Involvement is an integral part of a successful program for you and your child. Parents meet together for Parent Committee Meetings, Parenting Classes, Open House, Parent Literacy Classes, Parent Support Group, Family Fun Nights and other special gatherings.

Volunteering at Head Start provides the opportunity to gain new skills, develop skills you may already have and may be used as job experience. Parents also receive priority in Early Childhood Education Program employment.

If you are interested in employment at the Early Childhood Education Program contact PGST Human Resources, Melody Bidtah at 297-6254 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We are always looking for on-call employees.

 

ACTIVITIES/Calendarparent in the classroom

March 18, 2016  Center Closed 
March 23, 2016  Longhouse Singing and Drumming
March 29, 2016  Hallway Happenings - No Bus Pick Up

April , 2016  Spring Break
April , 2016  Walk Against Child Abuse 

 

December Menu

Recipes

Master Mix

Zucchini carrot muffins

Your Part

If your child has a food allergy be sure to inform your child's teacher and the Nutrition Manager, Karron McGrady This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Karron will make sure it is posted at the Center.

Children need to be well rested; 10-12 hours of sleep is recommended for children going to preschool.

Nutritious meals help children be healthy and at their best. Wholesome nutritious foods are important.

Please dress your child for the weather and messy play. We like to go outside and we like to lay in the dirt and paint. Please don't dress your child in nice clothes that you don't want dirty. Staff try but cannot always keep the children clean.

Create opportunities for learning at home.

Please keep your child at home if they are not feeling good.

Please label your child's clothing and keep toys at home, unless it is show and tell day.

Please have your child ready to get on the bus or bring them to school at the appropriate time.

 

Parent CommitteeDancing

Parent Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the PGTS Tribal Center Conference Room. A typical Agenda will include:

  • Upcoming Events
  • Budget
  • Upcoming Fundraisers
  • Longrange Planning
  • Educational Topic

Minutes

January 2013
November 2012

 

Policy Council

Policy Council is the parents voice in major program decisions including such as recruitment and selection, reviewing all policies, budget and funding proposals.

Early Head Start and Head Start Parents, Community Representatives comprise the Policy Council. If you are interested in being a member of policy council contact Jaclyn Haight at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Melissa Streun at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Policy Council meets the 4th Wednesday of the month from 11:30-1:30

Policy Council meetings are open to all families, however only elected Policy Council members are able to vote.

Minutes

October 2012
September 2012

 

Bus Info

Early Childhood Education provides bus transportation on the reservation.

Bus Pick Up Times
4-5 year Old Head Start Class begins at 7:45 – drop off begins at 12:00
Early Head Start clss pick up begins at 9:45 – drop off at 2:30
3-4 year old Head Start Class begins at 11:30 – drop off at 3:30

Please have your child dressed and ready. The bus remains on a schedule each day and may not be able to wait.

Also remember the bus driver is responsible for the safety of all the children so please do not contact him on his personal cell. If you have to changes to your child's drop off or pick up, please contact 360 297-6300 before the bus leaves the Center.

 

Resources

Community Resoures
Click here to view the Community Resources pdf.

 

Together For Children
The Together For Children Program teams with Early Childhood Education and offers the following support services.

Scheduled Home Visits, Family Support Groups, Education for families on health, nutrition, safety and economic self sufficiency and coordination for famiies to other community resources.

Contacts:
Beth Kelton, Med LMHC
Program Grant Director
Work # 360 297-9648
Cell # 360 981+6512
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Judy DeCoteau
Family Support Specialist
Work # 360 509-6026
Cell 360 509-6026
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Helia Blair, RN
Community Health Nurse
Cell# 360 509-5805
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Counseling Services

Counseling servies are available to address concerns you may have about your child's social and emotional development. Services include; individual counseling, family counseling, and in home visits at your request.

Contacts:
Lane Daniel, MA
Children & Family Counselor
Cell# 360-621-6206
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Beth Kelton, M Ed, LMHC
Work # 360 297-9648
Cell # 360 981+6512
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Fatherhood is Sacred
The Fatherhood Is Sacred Program offers support groups for Fathers

Contacts:

Dennis Jones
Family Preservation Specialiast
Cell# 360 271-0117
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Contacts:
Lane Daniel, MA
Children & Family Counselor
Cell# 360-621-6206
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Employment Opportunities

Volunteering at Head Start provides the opportunity to gain new skills, develop skills you may already have and may be used as job experience. Parents also receive priority in Early Childhood Education Program employment.

If you are interested in employment at the Early Childhood Education Program contact PGST Human Resources, Melody Bidtah at 297-6254 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are always looking for on-call employees.

 

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