Today the Department of Education and Early Learning is pleased to announce the selection of committee members for the City of Seattle Family Child Care Advisory Committee. The Committee will be an instrumental body as the Department shapes its family child care investments.
The purpose of the Committee is to support the development of the City of Seattle family child care strategy. With a lens on equity, access and where/how to provide supports, the committee will make recommendations for city investments, research initiatives and activities that impact the family child care community.
Members of the Family Child Care Advisory Committee have a broad range of expertise and represent many facets of the family child care community. Of the 20 selected committee members, 70% are active, current family child care owners with their business in both the north, central and south sections of the city. The Committee also consists of parents, public health, and community-based organizations that work with the FCC community.
The Committee and the Department will mutually develop a specific workplan, but the group will review several existing City initiatives that impact FCCs, such as the Family Child Care SPP Pilot, a Parent Child Home Program (PCHP) Family Child Care Pilot and a family child care study.
The ongoing advisory group will begin regular meetings in early December of 2017.