National Advisory Committee

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Advisory Committee is seen as a natural extension of the Center and was formed to advise the Center on broad issues affecting the Center.

The Committee is made up of five national leaders in the early childhood field and representatives from five T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® or Child Care WAGE$® Programs.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Advisory Committee Members

Sue Russell, ex officio
Child Care Services Association

National Members

Helen Blank
National Womens Law Center

Peg Sprague
Consultant

Chip Donohue
Erikson Institute

Carol Brunson Day
Brunson Phillips & Day Consultants

Ana De Hoyos O'Connor
San Antonio College

 


T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Members

Michelle Raybon
Alabama Partnership for Children

Autumn Gehri
Wisconsin Early Childhood Association

Phyllis Kalifeh
The Childrens Forum

Barbara Merrill

Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children

Edith Locke
Child Care Services Association

Advisory Committee Charge

To promote the expansion of T.E.A.C.H. and other integrated education and compensation initiatives as national strategies for improving education and compensation of the early childhood workforce and to guide policy development and promote policies that ensure the integrity of the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center.

Advisory Committee Responsibilities

  • Advise the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center and make recommendations on policies and protocols that support high standards for outcome-based performance for all T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® and Child Care WAGE$® Programs.
  • Promote the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Project as a national strategy for improving the education and compensation of the early childhood workforce.
  • Promote the expansion of the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Program and other integrated education and compensation initiatives.
  • Attend meetings and actively participate in the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Advisory Committee for a term of three years, with renewal terms allowable.