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January 2014 SAC Meeting Agenda

State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care (SAC) January 2014 meeting agenda.

California Department of Health Services, East End Building
1500 Capitol Avenue, Training Rooms A, B, and C
Sacramento, CA 95814

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Council Members

Pete Cervinka, Co-chair
Debra McMannis, Co-chair
Nancy Bargmann
Magdalena Carrasco
Julian Crocker
Sydney Fisher-Larson
Mark Friedman
Katie Johnson
Stephanie Myers (on behalf of Nancy Remley, who retired on December 20, 2013)
Natalie Woods Andrews

Item 1: Welcome and Introductions

Council Co-Chairs Pete Cervinka, Program Deputy Director, Benefits and Services, California Department of Social Services and Debra McMannis, Director, Early Education and Support Division, California Department of Education

Item 2: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Early Learning and Educational Support Stakeholder Questionnaire Results and Summary

Debra McMannis, Director, Early Education and Support Division, California Department of Education

Item 3: Higher Education Presentation

Sydney Fisher-Larson, Professor, Early Childhood Education, College of the Redwoods and Jan DeLapp, Early Childhood Education Faculty, American River College, Faculty Director, Curriculum Alignment Project (CAP)

A presentation of the ways in which higher education ensures California has a well-educated Early Childhood Care and Education workforce to meet community needs and an opportunity for the Council and guests to explore ways in which higher education, the California Department of Education, Early Education and Support Division, and the California Department of Social Services can collaborate to meet shared goals of a workforce with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to enhance the development of California's young children.

Item 4: State Budget and Legislative Update

Whitney Staniford, Legislative Representative, Government Affairs, California Department of Education

Item 5: Topics and Suggested Dates for Subsequent Meetings

Please note: This council was named the Head Start and Early Learning Advisory Committee when originally designated by Governor Brown. It is now referred to as the State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care.


Public comment is taken on each agenda item. If you wish to speak, place your name on the sign-in list. Prior to making your comments, please state your name for the record and identify any group or organization you represent. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to address the commission, the chair may establish specific time limits on presentations.

Materials available for this meeting are posted on the State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care Web site no later than the Monday preceding the meeting. Any person who wishes to request this notice or other meeting materials in an alternative format, requires translation services, or needs any disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, which would enable that person to participate at the meeting, must make that request at least seven days prior to the meeting date to Samantha Takeuchi (contact information below).


Pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in a meeting or function may request assistance by contacting Samantha Takeuchi, 1430 N Street, Suite 3410, Sacramento, CA, 916-324-2896,

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