May 15, 2013
The Board of Directors of the Childcare Association of Louisiana met on Thursday
May 2, 2013.
During the Board meeting Alan Young, CCAL Legislative Chairman and I gave a
legislative update. I reported that the Governor's Policy director provided CCAL
with a 50-page chart that outlines the differences between childcare centers and
schools. As the Office of the Governor carries out his vision require childcare
centers who receive CCAP to be governed by the Department of Education with
respect to Kindergarten readiness, it is important that CCAL does our due
diligence in ensuring that the rules and regulations governing the licensed
childcare centers who will fall under DOE are written and promulgated effectively.
To that end, CCAL would like to commission a work group that will meet on and
review the chart showing the differences between schools and childcare centers.
CCAL is looking for volunteers to serve on this work group, preferably owners or
directors of childcare centers who have a working knowledge of how public
schools operate in comparison to licensed childcare centers. After we form the
work group, I envision convening a meeting in Baton Rouge where we go through
the document, in earnest and compile a report to the CCAL Board of Directors that
can be used to educate the DOE and the Office of the Governor on the vast
differences between schools and childcare centers.
If you would like to volunteer to serve on this CCAL workgroup please email
email@example.com Give me your name, title, childcare center's name, your
contact information including cell phone number and include a few sentences
outlining the reason for your interest in serving.
CCAL Executive Director