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Alaska Early Childhood Coordinating Council (AECCC)

Purpose

The purpose of the Alaska Early Childhood Coordinating Council (AECCC) is to promote positive development, improved health outcomes, and school readiness for children prenatal through age eight by creating a culturally responsive, comprehensive, and accessible service delivery system that links service providers, empowers families, and engages communities. The AECCC shall support the creation of a unified, sustainable system of early care, health, education, and family support for young children and their families.

The AECCC will facilitate the integration and alignment of services, planning efforts, resources, policy development, and funding as well as establish connections between health, mental health, education and family support systems and public and private partners.

AECCC Chairs:

The Council is co-chaired by Dr. Michael Johnson from the Department of Education and Early Development and Commissioner Valerie Davidson from the Department of Health and Social Services.

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Contact the AECCC:

Erin Shine
Special Assistant to the Commissioner
Department of Health and Social Services
Erin Shine
Telephone: (907) 269-7800

Supanika Ackerman
Head Start Collaboration Specialist
Department of Education and Early Development
Supanika.ackerman@alaska.gov
Telephone: (907) 465-8707

Christie Reinhardt
Perinatal and Early Childhood Manager
Department of Health and Social Services
christie.reinhardt@alaska.gov
Telephone: (907) 269-4762


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