UnityPoint Health - Meriter Children's Center
Our Parent Advisory Council (PAC) serves as an advisory and support group for center management, teachers, and families.
The PAC consists of eleven members. Seven members represent families of children enrolled in the Children's Center; four members are program staff (manager, program coordinator and 2 teacher liaisons).
Parent Advisory Functions
The group's role is to provide a strong communication link about the family perspective in program planning and policies, plan social and fundraising events, and hold informational meetings. The PAC works closely with the manager, program coordinator, and staff to provide a high quality,child-centered environment for our children.
The Parent Advisory Council plans quarterly Family Events to promote family involvement and partnership with the Children's Center. These events also provide an opportunity to
update parents on center and Parent Advisory Council activities.
Parent Volunteer Opportunities
The Children's Center offers a range
of volunteer opportunities – anything from dropping in for lunch, accompanying
a field trip, organizing one of our events, or helping before, during or after
one of our parties. We recognize that
each family has its own preferences, available time, and talents. We do hope, however, that each family will
find some way to join us as a volunteer.
Fundraising and Funding Guidelines
The Parent Advisory Council coordinates
fundraisers each year. Parents are
requested to participate in at least one activity annually. Funds generated from these activities
directly support the Children's Center activities, special events and
Requests for funding from teaching staff
must be directed to the Meriter Children's Center manager. Requests for funding from parents should be
directed to a Parent Advisory Council member.
Expenditures for equipment shall be reported during the Parent Advisory
For more information about the UnityPoint Health - Meriter Children's Center Parent Advisory Council, please contact Martha Harrison at (608) 417-6576.