Legislative Authority: 

MGL c. 15D, §3A

Description: 

"There shall be a state advisory council on early education and care, the members of which shall represent a reasonable geographic balance and shall reflect the diversity of the commonwealth in race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation."

Membership: 

"All appointees shall have a special expertise or interest in high quality early childhood education and care and shall represent a mix of representatives of the early childhood community, the civic, labor, and business communities, academics, parents, teachers, social service providers, and health care providers."  The Advisory Council members shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years and no member shall serve for more than two (2) consecutive terms.

The Advisory Council is composed of the following:

  • 1 Board of Early Education and Care member;
  • 29 representatives from organizations specifically identified in MGL c. 15D, §3A;
  • 3 representatives appointed by the Senate President;
  • 3 representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House;
  • 1 representative appointed by the Senate Minority Leader;
  • 1 representative appointed by the House Minority Leader;
  • 1 Family Child Care Provider appointed by the Commissioner;
  • 1 SEIU Family Child Care Provider;
  • 4 Early Childhood Community representatives;
  • 2 Civic representatives;
  • 2 Social Service Provider representatives;
  • 3 Academic representatives; and
  • 5 Interagency Partners.

Role/Duties:

"The commissioner shall consult with the advisory council on the development of the 5-year master plan for early education and care required under section 4, and the adoption of the educationally sound kindergarten readiness assessment instrument required under sections 3 and 13. The advisory council may review and offer comments on any rules or regulations before promulgation by the board, and may, from time to time, make recommendations to the board that it considers appropriate for changes and improvements in early education and care programs and services."

Meetings:

  • September 30, 2016 - 10 AM- 1PM (EEC’s Central Office 51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA)
  • December 16, 2016 - 10 AM- 1PM (EEC’s Central Office 51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA)
  • March 24, 2017 - 10 AM- 1PM (EEC’s Central Office 51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA)
  • June 9, 2017 - 10 AM- 1PM (EEC’s Central Office 51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA)
  • October 13, 2017 - 10 AM- 1PM (EEC’s Central Office 51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA) Agenda  docx format of Agenda