Alaska Early Childhood Coordinating Council (AECCC)
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.
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.
Dr. Michael JohnsonValerie Davidson
Next meeting: November 2016
Contact the AECCC:
Head Start Collaboration
Department of Education and Early Development
801 West 10th Street, Suite 200
PO Box 110500
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0500
Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Program Manager
Department of Health and Social Services
Office of Children's Services