The Early Childhood comprehensive Systems (ECCS) Plan was developed by public and private partners across the state and published in 2006. The ECCS Plan included recommendations for a “governance structure” that could help to bring together an Early Childhood Comprehensive System.
The Ready to Read, Ready to Learn Task Force Plan recommended a commission, council, public-private consortium, or other entity to implement Task Force recommendations.
Recommendations from the Governor’s Summit on Early Learning in 2007 called for the development of a public-private entity to oversee and coordinate early learning activities.
The first meeting of the Interdepartmental Early Childhood Coordinating Council was held in August, 2007.
The Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, Sec. 642 B included a requirement that, “The Governor of the State shall designate or establish a council to serve as the State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care for children from birth to school entry”.
Governor Sean Parnell issued an Administrative Order on October 6th, 2010 designating the Interdepartmental Early Childhood Coordinating Council (IECCC) as the Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care.
The first meeting of the AECCC was held on May 2, 2011.