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UPDATE: California Health and Human Services Agency Cancels the First Early Childhood Policy Council Meeting

Early Childhood Policy Council Meeting Canceled

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Health and Human Services Agency announced that the Early Childhood Policy Council (ECPC) meeting scheduled for March 16, 2020 is canceled.

Please visit the Early Childhood Policy Council website for rescheduling information over the coming days.

Early Childhood Policy Council

The Governor’s appointees are:

  • Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, Chair and California Surgeon General;
  • Mayra E. Alvarez, The Children’s Partnership;
  • Kim Pattillo Brownson, First 5 Los Angeles;
  • Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, consultant;
  • Maria “Lupe” Jaime, Fresno County Office of Education;
  • Kimberley Johnson, California Department of Social Services;
  • Alicia Lieberman, University of California, San Francisco;
  • Paula Merrigan, Castro Valley Unified School District;
  • Scott Moore, Kidango;
  • Sarah Neville-Morgan, California Department of Education;
  • Stephanie Myers, California Department of Education;
  • Carola Oliva-Olson, California State University Channel Islands;
  • Cheryl Polk, HighScope Educational Research Foundation;
  • Dean Tagawa, Los Angeles Unified School District.

The Legislature’s appointees are:

  • Antoinette (Toni) Jacobs, YourMiMi, Inc.;
  • Robin Layton, Educational Enrichment Systems;
  • Laura (Kay) Ruhstaller, Family Resource and Referral Center;
  • Sonia P. Jaramillo, Gonzales Unified School District;
  • Donna Sneeringer, Child Care Resource Center;
  • Sheryl Shushan, Global Family Services;
  • Khydeeja Alam, Advancement Project;
  • Sheryl Shushan, Global Family Services;
  • Natali Gaxiola, Felton State Preschool.

The Superintendent of Public Instruction appointee is:

  • Janet Zamudio, Leland Stanford Junior University.

Parent Advisory Committee

The Governor’s appointees are:

  • Mary Ignatius, Chair;
  • Lissete Frausto;
  • Yenni Rivera.

The Legislature’s appointee is:

  • Patrick D. MacFarlane.

Workforce Advisory Committee

The Governor’s appointees are:

  • Tonia McMillian, Chair, Kiddie Depot Family Child Care;
  • Miren Algorri, Algorri Family Childcare;
  • Virginia Eigen, Campbell Union School District.

The Legislature’s appointee is:

  • Patricia Alexander, licensed in-home family childcare provider;
  • Amelia Soto, Mexican American Opportunity Foundation.

For more information about the Early Childhood Policy Council, visit the California Health and Human Services Agency website.

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