March 2023 PC in-person meeting at HSEL


PC members raise their voices during the Head Start to the Capitol Advocacy Day event


Governor Newsom officially ended California’s COVID-19 state of emergency on February 28, 2023. LACOE Head Start and Early Learning transitioned to full in-person Policy Council meetings beginning with the March 2023 meeting. The Policy Council members were excited to be able to return to in-person meetings and reconnect in-person.

Policy Council members have been actively engaged in a variety of activities, from working to ensure shared decision-making and parent engagement, to advocating for the Head Start/Early Head Start programs with state legislators.

  • PC representatives joined HSEL staff at the Head Start to the Capitol Advocacy Day The parents shared their experiences at this month’s PC meeting and noted it was a resounding SUCCESS!
  • Several of our PC parents attended the 24th Annual Families and Fathers National Conference at the Hilton LAX Hotel on April 25–27, 2023. Parents and delegate agency staff were able to participate in a variety of workshops geared toward fathers and families.
  • During the March 2023 Policy Council meeting the Planning and Development Committee presented the HS and EHS year five funding application which they voted on and submitted to the LACOE Board and Superintendent for approval.