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Panel Membership

Kansans interested in serving on the Early Childhood Recommendations Panel can apply using an online form.

Read more below about the knowledge and experience represented on the Panel and how you can share your voice in this important work. 

Applications for the 2024-2025 Panel term will be available April 1, 2024 and will close Friday May 3, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

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The Panel is formed to include the following representation, knowledge, and experience:

Representative of local educational agencies

  • Local district early childhood education programs and experiences
  • Funding requirements, connections, and regulations to support alignment efforts for public and private educational agencies
  • Partnerships with Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) programming specific to workforce development and prevention activities
  • Practice or internship opportunities in Head Start or Pre-K programs
  • Connections between FCS, Pre-K, and Child Care

Representative of institutions of higher education in the State of Kansas

  • Capacity and effectiveness of 2-and 4-year public and private higher education institutions toward supporting the development of early childhood educators, including articulation agreements, professional development, and career advancement plans
  • ECHO (4-year) and/or EQIP (2-year) connections to the state governance structure
  • Practice or internship opportunities in early childhood environments
  • Statewide professional development and career advancement plans for early childhood educators

Representative of local providers of early childhood education and development services

  • Kansas early learning standards
  • High-quality educational services for children, birth to 3
  • Coordinating family needs and services
  • Early intervention services–Part C and Part B
  • Kansas Preschool Pilots with school and community partners
  • Local early care and education programs and services (e.g., Early Childhood Block Grant programs)
  • Links to Quality child care quality recognition and improvement system
  • Early childhood public/private partnership opportunities

Representative from Head Start agencies located in the State of Kansas, including migrant and seasonal Head Start programs and Indian Head Start programs

  • Migrant and seasonal Early Head Start programs and Indian Head Start Programs
  • Local partner experiences
  • Efforts for English language learners
  • Principles of effective collaboration

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