Board of Early Education and Care Meeting
April 6, 2010
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 March 9, 2010 Board Minutes - Vote
  • Board Committee Reports
    • Policy and Fiscal
    • Planning and Evaluation
  • Advisory Council Report

Items for Discussion and Action:

  • Universal Pre-Kindergarten - Discussion

  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) - Communications Proposal- Discussion and Vote

  • Statewide Advisory Council - Proposed Plan for Federal Funding - Discussion (Janice M. Gruendel, Gruendel & Associates, LLC)

  • Early Childhood Information Systems

    • ARRA Proposal - Discussion
    • Open Indicators Consortium, University of Massachusetts Lowell - Discussion

Meeting Materials & Presentations:


*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: March 29, 2010; Last reviewed: April 12, 2010.