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SAC Meeting Highlights

California State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care (SAC).
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, CA 95814
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Members Present:
Pete Cervinka, Co-Chair
Camille Maben, Co-Chair
Nancy Bargmann
Magdalena Carrasco
Sydney Fisher-Larson
Mark Friedman
Katie Johnson
Nancy Remley
Ryan Storm
Natalie Woods Andrews

Members Absent:
Julian Crocker
Linda James Perry

Item 1 Welcome, Introductions, and Opening Comments

Public Comment: None

Item 2 Roles and Responsibilities of the State Advisory Council

Public Comment: None

Item 3 Presentation on the California Comprehensive Early Learning Plan (A Required American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project)

AIR Meta-Analysis:

Public Comment:

Jan DeLapp, American River College - When will the AIR meta-analysis summary be posted? The AIR reports can be found on the SAC Meetings Web site.

Linda Asato, California Child Care Resource &Referral Network – would like to see focus groups with parents to get their input on the CCELP.

Item 4   Overview of Additional American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Projects
Public Comment:

Giannina Perez, Children Now - Children Now has been helping to roll out assessment tool for school readiness (Desired Results Developmental Profile: School Readiness [DRDP-SR]) and would like to go further with dissemination and awareness; they would like the Superintendent of Public Instruction to do a press release; Children Now is also supportive of the information needs assessment – there is a need to aggregate the data that is collected and look at information not collected; data is needed to identify where are kids are at and their needs.

One SAC Member concurred with the comments on the DRDP-SR; would like to talk about the tool’s reliability, ways to use the tool and encourage more to use it.

Item 5   Overview of Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge

Public Comment: None

Closing Comments
Questions:   Marguerite Ries | | 916-322-4883
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