Virginia Head Start Association

2019-2020 Parent Ambassadors

Help us advocate during the

VA General Assembly 2020 Session


Talk with your Head Start Program Director to apply by November 1, 2019  extended until November 15, 2019 to be one of four parents to share your Head Start success story to state legislators in Richmond VA.

Parent Ambassador candidates will be selected by the beginning of December.  If selected, you must also participate 3-4 planning calls in December/January for training, scheduling, and preparation.  Each call will last about 1 hour and will be scheduled with the selected parents in order to find a mutually agreeable time (nights and weekends are an option as well).

Ambassadors will be required to attend meetings in Richmond. We will plan an advocacy day with other early childhood stakeholders while the General Assembly is in session. Exact date(s) will be announced when the schedule has been released. Travel and lodging will be covered by VAHSA as needed.

If you commit to this position, you agree to be an advocate for Head Start at the local level and when possible, the state and national level as well.  Advocacy efforts will be through the guidance of the VAHSA Executive Director. 

The work of Parent Ambassadors will include:

  • Encourage advocacy in their Head Start program and among the parents of that program

  • Collaborate with other Parent Ambassadors and parent leaders in the EHS/HS community

  • Ultimately lead training at a local level, work with Policy Council for this

  • Participate in advocacy events when and where possible

Questions? Contact Dawn Ault at [email protected]


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