Parent Advisory Group

At the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF), we believe parents are their children’s first and most important teachers. The DCYF Parent Advisory Group (PAG) is a sounding board for decisions, ideas and questions that shape the future of DCYF. Parental involvement in decision-making is the key to having policies and programs that support families’ strengths and needs.  The PAG is made up of parents and family caregivers of children, from prenatal through 17 years old. The PAG will meet by phone and in person.

PAG members will represent the unique experiences and perspectives of their families, including but not limited to:

  • Rural, remote, urban and military communities
  • Access a variety of early learning services for their children or not currently connected to services
  • Have diverse family structures (for example, headed by both or single parents, grandparents, kinship care, foster parents, or are blended families)
  • Experience with immigration and being new to a community
  • Impacted by incarceration
  • Cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity
  • Have children with varying developmental and special needs



November 15, 2023

September 20, 2023

August 11, 2023

July 12, 2023

May 17, 2023

March 22, 2023 - Cancelled

January 25, 2023


December 7, 2022

September 21, 2022

August 2, 2022

July 12, 2022

May 18, 2022

March 23, 2022

March 7, 2022 - Special Meeting

January 27, 2022


October 5, 2021 - Joint Early Learning Advisory Council, Provider Supports Subcommittee, and Parent Advisory Group Meeting

September 21, 2021

July 16, 2021

March 30, 2021 – Joint ELAC Meeting