ERIC Number: ED072865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Establishing a State Office of Early Childhood Development: Suggested Legislative Alternatives.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Legislative alternatives for providing a mechanism within State government to plan and coordinate early childhood programs are presented and analyzed. The alternatives addressed are: (1) placing early childhood responsibility in an existing agency; (2) creating a new office of child development as an independent State agency; and (3) creating a new office as part of the governor's office. Comments on each part of the legislation clarify and expand on the legal language and the implications of the alternatives presented. Sections of the legislation discussed are: short title, purposes, definitions, Office of Early Childhood Development (establishment, powers and duties, report to legislature, governor), coordinating council, State and district councils, personnel training program, appropriation authorization, and effective date. A third alternative, establishing a child care coordinating council, is addressed in a concluding section, which contains copies of three executive orders establishing such councils. (KM)
Descriptors: Child Development Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation, Guides, Preschool Education, State Agencies, State Legislation, State Programs
Education Commission of the States, 300 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203 (no charge)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Note: Third report of the Education Commission of the States, Task Force on Early Childhood Education