PACT Policy Council Meeting
Tuesday, February 18, 2020, in Mount Sterling, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, February 27, 2020, in Mount Sterling, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Parent & Staff Library
Parent and Child Together (PACT) connects families with community services and assists families in achieving personal and family goals. At our Central Office, we have a Resource Library ...
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Annual Report
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Job Openings
Employment opportunities will be posted as they occur
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  • PACT Policy Council Meeting
  • Board of Directors Meeting
  • Parent & Staff Library
  • Annual Report
  • Job Openings

Mission Statement

The mission of Parent and Child Together (PACT) for West Central Illinois is to provide a high quality comprehensive program of education, health, and social services to children and their families, developing life-long learners.
  • Strategic Plan
    PACT’s Strategic Planning Process for our new plan began in Winter 2016, with a dedicated group of staff, representing agency-wide positions. From this group a Steering Committee formed to put forth new goals and objectives for Policy Council and Board approval early in 2018.

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  • School Readiness Goals & Outcomes
    The school readiness goals for the children’s outcomes are aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and the Illinois Early Learning Guidelines and the Illinois Early Learning Development Standards.

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  • Home Based Option
    Teachers visit assigned families once a week for 90 minutes. The parent is viewed as the primary educator of the child, using the Parents As Teachers (PAT) curriculum. Home Based services are supplemented by classroom socialization activities held twice a month for three hours.

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  • Center Based Option
    PACT Head Start centers are located in Pittsfield, Beardstown, Macomb, Carthage and Camp Point. Classrooms services range from 3 1/2 hour sessions to 7 1/2 hour sessions. Family Advocates provide social service and information on health needs/services in the home to families on a regular basis.

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  • Child Care Program
    Macomb PACT provides child care in collaboration with Western Illinois University & the Department of Human Services. The Macomb PACT/WIU Child Care Center is open to children of parents who are either Western Illinois University staff or students or PACT staff.

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PACT believes that parents are their children's first and most important teacher

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