Early Childhood Education Steering Committee

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Meeting Calendar

This committee met regularly from 2015-2018, and is currently meeting on an as-needed basis.

Early Childhood Education Steering Committee Charter

The purpose of the group is to:

  • Learn about the most effective ways to provide access to affordable, quality early childhood education for all Methow Valley children;
  • Make recommendations to district leaders about policies regarding Early Childhood Education;
  • Identify common needs and goals among the parents and teachers of children ages 0­5; and
  • Serve as an advisory body that provides thought partnership and contributes to effective problem solving regarding Early Childhood Education in the Methow Valley.

Basis for Establishment:

  • This Committee continues the work started by the Steering Committee for the Early Childhood Education Community Needs Assessment (March 2015).
  • Approach issues with a collaborative, community­-based, partnership approach. Look for opportunities to build common ground, share resources and work together for the best outcome for all MV children.

Responsibilities of Committee Members:

  • Attend meetings.
  • Actively participate in meetings and in thinking about how to provide Early Childhood Education opportunities for the Methow Valley.
  • Approach issues with a collaborative, community­-based, partnership approach. Look for opportunities to build common ground, share resources and work together for the best outcome for all MV children.

Decision­ Making Process:
This group serves in an advisory capacity supporting district efforts for Early Childhood Education.

Committee Members:

  • Dani Reynaud, Little Star School Director
  • Brian McAuliffe, Parent
  • Tom Venable, MVS Superintendent
  • Anne Anderson, Director of Teaching and Learning
  • Sarah Washam, Room One Prevention Director
  • Vicki Good, Head Start
  • Meridith Dufresne, MVE First Grade Teacher
  • Cara Christensen

Budget Implications:

  • Teachers’ time will be compensated.
  • Potential costs associated with special guest speakers.

Questions?
Please contact Family and Community Engagement Coordinator Katharine Bill at (509) 341-4210 on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday.

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