Board of Early Education and Care Meeting
May 12, 2009
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


  • Welcome and Comments from the Chair
  • Comments from the Secretary
  • Comments from the Commissioner
  • Statements from the Public*

Routine Business:

  • Approval of April 14, 2009 Board Minutes - Vote
  • Board Committee Reports
    • Program and Policy
    • Fiscal and Budget
    • Planning and Evaluation
  • Advisory Council Report

Items for Discussion and Action:

  • Rosie D. Childhood Behavioral-Health Issues (with Emily Sherwood, Director, Children's Behavioral Health Interagency Initiatives) - Discussion

  • Residential, Adoption and Foster Care, Licensing: EEC Roles and Responsibilities - Discussion

  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Policy and Cost Recommendations - Discussion and Vote

  • Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) State Plan - Discussion and Vote

  • Infrastructure:

    • State Advisory Council on Early Education and Care - Per Chapter 215 of the Acts of 2008 - Discussion and Vote
    • State Advisory Council Development - Per Head Start Act of 2007- Discussion

Meeting Materials & Presentations:

Meeting Minutes


*The Board of Early Education and Care makes up to 30 minutes available for persons in the audience to address the Board on specific agenda items. In order to hear as many speakers as possible, the Board limits individuals to 3 minutes, although written material of any length can be submitted. The Board asks associations or groups to select only one speaker to represent the organization. Those wishing to speak should indicate their intent by filling out the sign-in sheet that will be available during the half-hour prior to the start of the meeting.

Information provided by the Department of Early Education and Care . Created: May 12, 2009; Last reviewed: May 12, 2009.