Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

The purpose of the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is two-fold. First, to provide parents with a formal avenue of input into the program that is serving their young children in accordance with City of Madison Accreditation standards.  Second, to foster a sense of community within the center through the organization of center-wide activities.

14192128_10210677535316778_1973536137992563958_nCommittee members will have an advisory role regarding, but not limited to, the following areas: programming & policy, fundraising, parent involvement and marketing. The PAC will meet monthly.

Committee members shall include parents of children who are enrolled at The Learning Gardens,  teachers and the Executive Director.  Committee members will maintain confidentiality at all time. Issues relating to individual families will not be discussed.

Our most recent agenda and minutes:  

PAC Meeting

12/6/2017

  1. Welcome
    1. Conference call & in-person participants
    2. Please go on mute if you are on the conference call
  2. Enrollment
    1. December: 142/full
  3. Staffing & hiring
    1. We are currently fully staffed
  4. School News
    1. Featured Family
      1. Thank you to the Irving-Huang Family
    2. CLOSED
      1. December 25th, 26th and 27th, 2017
      2. January 1st and 2nd, 2018
    3. PAC formation
      1. OPTION #1: Vote to follow current policy
        1. With defined responsibilities
          1. (1) President
          2. (2) Co-Vice Presidents
          3. (1) Secretary
      2. OPTION #2: Vote in 4-5 members for PAC
        1. General responsibilities and more teamwork/collaboration
      3. Timeline for PAC formation
        1. PAC nominations & volunteering must be submitted to ngenz@learninggardens.com no later than Friday, December 8th, 2017Policy manual states…
  • Parent Advisory Committee
  • The purpose of the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is twofold. First, to provide parents with a formal avenue of input into the program that is serving their young children, in accordance with City of Madison regulations. Second, to foster a sense of community within the center through the organization of center-wide activities. Annual events sponsored by the PAC include the garage sale, family picnic and gardening day. The PAC also helps to organize family events, providing the opportunity for teachers and families to gather at the center in the evening. Committee members will have an advisory role regarding, but not limited to, the following areas: programming & policy, fundraising, parent involvement and marketing. The PAC will meet monthly.
  • Committee members shall include parents of children who are enrolled at the Center, a teacher currently employed at the Center, and the Executive Director.. Parent members will be elected to hold the offices of President and Secretary. Members may choose to have two Co-Presidents. The committee President will contribute an article to the bi-monthly family newsletter.
  • Committee members will maintain confidentiality at all time. Issues relating to individual families will not be discussed.
  • An annual meeting will be held to recruit new members and elect officers.
  1. Administration
    1. Family surveys in February

Our next PAC meeting will be on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018