Parent University

Parent University is a Head Start program created for our parents and the community. Parent University was created at the request of parents involved in Policy Council. The goal of Parent University is to “Enrich, Inspire, Empower”. The information participants receive through Parent University is designed to provide them with the knowledge to advocate for themselves and their children and to achieve self-sufficiency. Participants are invited to attend workshops and other events scheduled throughout the school year. The educational activities offered are chosen to specifically address the needs identified by families. The topics include: nutrition, parenting, health, budgeting, and job skills as well as others. New topics are typically offered every month. We welcome all, but PLEASE call 332-2512 to register for your spot! Childcare and transportation are provided.

Volunteers

It takes a village to raise a child. Since 1965, the Lee County Early Childhood Programs have been dedicated to raising children to be successful in schools and their lives. However, none of this important work is possible without our community of volunteers.

Volunteers can help in classrooms by reading and listening to children, or assisting teachers with their tasks. An hour or two can make a huge difference. There are Early Childhood Learning Services classrooms throughout Lee County. If you would like to invest your time to make a difference in the lives of young children, click on the link below.

Medication in Schools

When a student requires medication to be given during school hours, the following procedure must be followed:

  1. A Health Care Provider/Parent Permission for Medication form must be completed for every medication, both prescribed and over the counter which is to be given. This form, which is obtained from the school clinic, must be current, filled out completely, and signed by a parent or guardian, and the Health Care Provider.
  2. Each medication must be received in its original container with the student’s name, name of medication, dosage and amount clearly visible on the bottle.
  3. All medication should be brought to the school by the parent or guardian and must be counted at the time of receipt.