Center Committees

Foundation for Success

Head Start Center Committees are composed of the parents and primary caregivers of all enrolled Head Start children. There are 7 center committees in the Shippensburg Head Start Program:

  • Shippensburg Center: serving 18 children and their parents, guardians and primary caregivers.
  • Newville Center: serving 18 children and their parents, guardians and primary caregivers.
  • Carlisle Center: serving 17 children and their parents, guardians and primary caregivers.
  • Mongul Home Base: serving 20 children and their parents, guardians and primary caregivers.
  • St. Paul's Home Base: serving 20 children and their parents, guardians and primary caregivers.

Center Committees include discussions on parent/child education and Program concerns, planning field trips and special events, and to receive regular Policy Council reports and updates. Center committee meetings are held five times per year (as stated in each Center Committee's bylaws). Each Center Committee must elect a Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Policy Council Representatives/Alternates (who attend Policy Council's monthly meetings), and a Newsletter Writer.

Active Participation in Center Committees provides a thought-provoking experience for the enrolled Head Start children and families. Parents and primary caregivers are encouraged to express ideas, socialize with other families and the community, and to enjoy the Head Start experience together.