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Article 14.5. Early Learning Quality Improvement System Advisory Committee   

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(a) The Early Learning Quality Improvement System Advisory Committee is hereby established in the state government. The advisory committee shall consist of 13 members as follows:

(1) The Superintendent of Public Instruction or his or her designee.

(2) The Secretary for Education or his or her designee.

(3) The President pro Tempore of the Senate or his or her designee.

(4) The Speaker of the Assembly or his or her designee.

(5) The Director of Finance or his or her designee.

(6) The Director of Social Services or his or her designee.

(7) The Governor shall appoint two representatives.

(8) The Chairperson of the California Children and Families Commission or his or her designee.

(9) The Senate Committee on Rules shall appoint two representatives from the early care and education community, one who is a program administrator of a child development program funded by the department, and another who is a caregiver for infants and toddlers.

(10) The Speaker of the Assembly shall appoint two representatives, one from the early care and education community who has experience with English learners, and one who is a local educational agency teacher who teaches kindergarten.

(b) The Superintendent and the Secretary for Education or their designees shall be cochairpersons of the committee.

(c) The advisory committee shall seek input through the establishment of subcommittees or other methods from persons with expertise in the following areas: early learning quality improvement systems in use nationwide; early care and education, including representatives from the higher education segments, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and administrators, caregivers, and teachers from both the public and private sectors; K-12 public school teachers; English language development, including primary and secondary language acquisition; education and care of children with exceptional needs and disabilities; infant and toddler care; consumer education; parent and guardian engagement; workforce development; facilities development; technical assistance; and program accreditation.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 140, Sec. 43.)