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Name of Organization
Delaware Early Childhood Council
The Delaware Early Childhood Council (ECC) was codified in 2007 in Title 14, Chapter 30 of the Delaware Code. It was amended June 2010 in HR 470 (Section 1 Amendment 1703(n) Title 14.
Promote the development of a comprehensive and coordinated early childhood system, birth to eight, which provides the highest quality services and environment for Delaware’s children and their families.
Membership and Terms
The ECC shall be appointed for staggered terms up to three years by the Governor upon recommendation by the Interagency Resource Management Committee (IRMC) and shall:
(1) represent the racial, economic and geographic diversity of the State;
(2) serve for staggered, renewable terms of three (3) years, except in the case of public employees continuing in the same designated position; and
(3) consist of the following members:
(4) The Governor shall appoint a Chairperson from the non-governmental members of the ECC, and who shall serve as a member of the State’s P-20 Council. The Chairperson shall coordinate the activities of the ECC. The ECC shall appoint a Vice-Chairperson from the non-governmental members of the ECC
The Council has the option of creating the formally recognized roles for Advisors and Ex-Officio Members.
Chair – non-governmental, community member appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the IRMC presides at all Council meetings; coordinates all activites of ECC, sets agenda; calls meetings; and represents Council and acts on behalf of the Council.
Vice Chair – nongovernmental, community member appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the IRMC shall act in the absence of the Chair; and with staff support coordinates committee work.
Termination, Resignation, Vacancies
A Council Member may be terminated with cause by the Governor. Each Council Member must submit their resignation in writing.
Vacancies will be filled in accordance with the composition of the Council according to State Code.
Delaware Early Childhood Council shall meet a minimum of six times each year. All meetings shall be held at the request of the Chair.
All meetings by the Delaware Early Childhood Council are open to all Delaware residents interested in early childhood.
An affirmative vote of a majority of all voting members in attendance shall be required to take action.
The ECC may form standing and ad hoc committees and subcommittees including, but not limited to: Professional Development, Quality Rating and Improvement System, Data, Higher Education Committee and the ECC Provider Committee. Non members of the Early Childhood Council may be appointed to committees and sub committees.
Members of the Council shall be bound by the State of Delaware Code of Conduct.
These By-Laws may be amended, revised or replaced by a majority of the council membership. Each member must receive a copy of the proposed changes at least ten (10) days in advance of the meeting.
The Council will submit an annual report to the Governor, General Assembly, and IRMC regarding the status of its work and the progress. A summary of the Council’s work will be included in the IRMC’s annual report.