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State Early Childhood Advisory Councils

Planning Tool
May 1, 2008

The 2007 Head Start Reauthorization Bill mandated the creation of State Early Childhood Advisory Councils. This paper provides information on how to create and implement a successful council covering a wide range of topics including: the purpose of the councils, how to engage a diverse group of leaders as members, a model for thinking about council membership, staffing the councils, the role of national and local funders, the work of the councils, and a model for thinking about the right issues for a council to consider.

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