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Alaska Early Childhood Coordinating Council (AECCC): History

  • The Early Childhood comprehensive Systems (ECCS) Plan was developed by public and private partners across the state and published in 2006. The ECCS Plan included recommendations for a “governance structure” that could help to bring together an Early Childhood Comprehensive System.

  • The Ready to Read, Ready to Learn Task Force Plan recommended a commission, council, public-private consortium, or other entity to implement Task Force recommendations.

  • Recommendations from the Governor’s Summit on Early Learning in 2007 called for the development of a public-private entity to oversee and coordinate early learning activities.

  • The first meeting of the Interdepartmental Early Childhood Coordinating Council was held in August, 2007.

  • The Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, Sec. 642 B included a requirement that, “The Governor of the State shall designate or establish a council to serve as the State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care for children from birth to school entry”.

  • In 2010, the Interdepartmental Early Childhood Coordinating Council (IECCC) was re-designated as the Alaska Early Childhood Coordination Council (AECCC)

  • The first meeting of the AECCC was held on May 2, 2011.