Head Start Policy Council

Head Start Policy Council

The Policy Council governs the entire Champaign County Head Start program through planning, monitoring, and decision-making. It consists of at least 51 percent parents, with the remainder being community people from organizations that serve Champaign County Head Start families or similar families. Parent representatives are elected by the parents of currently enrolled children. The Policy Council usually meets on the fourth Monday of the month except in December.

Upcoming Meetings

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Parent Representatives

  • Shamira Brown-Urbana-Parent
  • Bianca Burnside-Parent-Family Child Care
  • Tisha Gatson-Parent-Home Base
  • Keanya Jackson-Parent-Urbana
  • LaShaylia Patterson-Parent-Family Child Care
  • Christina Temple-Parent-Family Child Care
Community Representatives

  • Rita Conerly-Community Representative and Past Parent
  • Julie Duvall-(Chair) Community Representative and Past Parent-CU Autism Network
  • Katina Wilcher - Champaign County Regional Planning Commission
  • Kyle Hubert -Community Representative and Past Parent
  • Elly Hanauer-Friedman-Community Representative and Champaign County Board
  • Daniel Iniguez-Community Representative and Champaign City Council