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State Early Childhood Development Coordinating Council

Total public member:               11          

Method of Appointment:           Appointed by Mayor             

Length of Appointment:            2 years

Residency:                             DC residency preferred. 

Paid board:                             No

 

Description:  The State Early Childhood Development Coordinating Council shall improve collaboration and coordination among entities carrying out federally funded and District-funded pre-k and other early childhood programs to improve school readiness, assist in the planning and development of a comprehensive early childhood education system that serves children ages birth to 8 years of age, and Comply with the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act, approved December 12, 2007.

 

Qualifications:  The Coordinating Council membership shall consist of:

(1) The following members, or their designees:

(A) The Mayor;

(B) The Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia;

(C) The State Superintendent of Education;

(D) The Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools;

(E) The Executive Director of the Public Charter School Board;

(F) The Director of the Department of Health;

(G) The Director of the Department of Mental Health;

(H) The Director of the Department of Human Services;

(I) The Director of the Child and Family Services Agency;

(J) The State Director for Head Start Collaboration; and

(K) The Director of the entity designated as the state resource and referral agency; and

(2) The Mayor shall appoint at least one District resident from each of the following

categories, to serve a term of 2 years:

(A) Families whose children are receiving or have received pre-k-education services;

(B) Head Start;

(C) Community-based organizations;

(D) Public schools;

(E) Public charter schools;

(F) Public charter school support organizations;

(G) Early childhood advocacy organizations;

(H) Business community;

(I) Philanthropic community;

(J) DC Collaborative; and

(K) Any additional category identified by the Coordinating Council as necessary or

appropriate.

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