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Arkansas Early Childhood Commission (AECC) Update

Link to this post 07 Aug 13

The Arkansas Early Childhood Commission(AECC)meets every quarter (January, April, July, and October)on the third Tuesday of each of those months at the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education at 700 Main Street, in Conference Room A/B from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. The public is invited, please make plans to attend.

In January of 2017, legislation made changes to the structure of the AECC by removing its regulatory authority and reducing the makeup of the commission from 25 to 11 members.

Some of the agenda items include:

  • Family Engagement and Kindergarten Entry Assessment

  • Overview/Approval of the Equity Leaders Action Network (ELAN)

  • Update on Early Head Start and Head Start Programs in the State

  • Overview of Commission Term Limits

  • Overview of the Fatherhood Activities

  • Update on Better Beginnings/Quality Rating Improvement System and Licensing

Minutes are posted at the following website:


  1. aeccagendaapr2014.pdf