Pinal Gila Community Child Services, Inc.

Family Services

Community Information and Referral Services

Gila County        Pinal County

All Parents/Guardians are invited to engage in activities to work in partnership with teachers, advocates and the site manager to enhance your child’s experience in our program.

There are many ways to be involved.

  • Classroom Volunteering
  • Participating in child’s developmental assessments
  • Share observations of your child’s growth
  • Select child’s individual developmental goals
  • Provide input on activities in the classroom
  • Share your culture and traditions
  • Learn about resources in your community
  • Home Visits for Education and Family Assessments
  • Family Maps - Family Assessment/Family Goal Setting
  • Parent Training at the site or in the community
  • Fatherhood involvement activities
  • Local Parent Committee
  • Policy Council
  • Advisory Committees
  • Participating in local community events
  • Attend Local and State Networking Committees

All advocates are trained in the Strength Based Model. Families identify strengths and through engagement build upon those strengths.

Head Start Parent Family Community Engagement Goals

  • Family Well-Being
    • Parents and families are safe, healthy and have increased financial security.
  • Positive Parent-Child Relationships
    • Beginning with transition to parenthood, parents and families develop warm relationships that nurture their child’s learning and development.
  • Families as Lifelong Educators
    • Parents and families observe, guide, promote, and participate in the everyday learning of their children at home, school and in their communities.
  • Families as Learners
    • Parents and families advance their own learning interests through education, training, and other experiences that support their parenting, careers and life goals.
  • Family Engagement in Transitions
    • Parents and families support and advocate for their child’s learning and development as they transition to new learning environments, including EHS to HS, EHS/HS and on to kindergarten.