Press Release: 2021-09-14

EEC Board meeting today – tune in and catch up!

EEC Board meeting today – tune in and catch up!:



September 14, 2021 by Alyssa Haywoode



Tune in today at 1 p.m. to watch this school year’s first meeting of the Board of the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC).



The meeting will cover a number of topics, including an update on EEC’s distribution of federal ARPA Child Care Stabilization Grants.



Now is a great time to catch up with the Board’s discussion of these important policy issues.



Last week at an emergency meeting, the Board voted to give Commissioner Samantha Aigner-Treworgy the authority to modify workforce regulations to help alleviate the ongoing workforce shortage.



Today the Board will hear EEC’s initial plan for these workforce modifications – a hot topic for the early childhood field.



The full agenda is:




  1. Fall 2021 Updates—Discussion

  2. FY21 State Grant & FY22 ARPA Grant Update—Discussion

  3. Streamlining Hiring Requirements—Discussion

  4. Supporting Educator Pipelines—Discussion

  5. Budget Updates—Discussion



Unable to watch the meeting live?



No problem. The videos stay on YouTube, so you can watch them at your convenience.



Please send any questions about the Board meeting or about EEC policy in general to Marisa Fear at mfear@strategiesforchildren.org.