Board of Directors
MCC is an independent nonprofit corporation, directed by a volunteer Board of Directors as well as the Center Director. The Board Members serve terms of two years and are elected by the families of children enrolled in the Center. It is the job of the Board to set policies for the Center and discuss and vote on pertinent issues concerning the Center and its operation. Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in Board and other Center activities. The Board of Directors meets once a month. Times are posted and parents are encouraged to attend and participate in meetings.
Volunteers and Parents
MCC was founded by a group of dedicated parent volunteers, and therefore, we highly value volunteer efforts by parents and friends of the Center. All teachers, staff, and volunteers that work at Meadville Children’s Center have current clearances from the State Police, FBI, Child Line (child abuse clearance), and The National Sex Offenders Registry (NSOR clearance.) DHS requires that the staff update their clearances every five years.
Clearances are now required for all volunteers and classroom visitors.
Clearances are free for volunteers and can be completed online. If you have gotten your clearances within the last 5 years we can use a copy of them in addition to a copy of our Disclosure Statement that is signed on site. If you plan to volunteer or visit the classroom at any point in the day (including drop off, pick up, and special events) for more than 15 minutes, please apply for your clearances right away and give a copy of each one to the center.
Act 151 – Child Abuse http://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis
Act 34 – PA State Police http://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
*If you have not lived in PA for the past 10 years, you will also need Act 114 –DHS (formerly DPW) – FBI -finger prints. The cost for this is $25.75 http://www.cogentid.com/
Any parent who has been committed of a crime against children may not come to our center. In cases where a parent has been committed of a crime against children, another adult must be responsible for picking up their child.