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NOCAC Head Start staff will send home classroom newsletters each month to provide families with ongoing information about the classroom, center and program.



  1. NOCAC engages parents and family members by creating classroom newsletters that discuss the following.
    1. Update classroom pictures
    2. Transportation Lessons
    3. Safety Lesson
    4. Important Dates/Reminders
    5. 3 In-Kind Activities (At home ideas to do with their child)
    6. 1 At Home Volunteer Option (see the Education Handbook for further guidance)
    7. 1 At School Volunteer Option (see the Education Handbook for further guidance)
    8. Reminders
  2. Staff will model proper grammar, vocabulary, and language throughout the newsletter.
  3. A paper copy of the newsletters will be sent home in the family’s primary language per the family’s request.
    1. For Dual Language Learner families, newsletters will be English on one side and Spanish on the other side.
  4. Newsletters are due to the ECE Coach & Support Specialist by the dates listed on the Education Due Date Sheet.
  5. Staff must use the template provided by the Education Department.


Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:    1302.33
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    


Effective Date:   8/7/17 Reviewed Date:   12/2/20
Approved By Policy Council:   8/7/17 Revision Approved By Policy Council: