Early Learning Board Meeting – April 11, 2024

Posted on Apr 4, 2024 in Board Agendas

Early Learning Board Meeting

Thursday, April 11, 2024


1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Main Site: CEED Center, KCAA

2707 South King Street, Honolulu, HI  96826

The public may attend the meeting in person or remotely via the ZOOM link (see below)

Meeting Chair will preside at the CEED Center, KCAA Location

Early Learning Board Mission: To support children’s academic and lifelong well-being by directing and supporting the EOEL for an effective, coordinated, high quality early learning system from prenatal to kindergarten entry.

I.   Welcome/Mission/Announcements – Bob Peters                                                                              1:30 – 1:35

II.  Review and Approve Minutes – Bob Peters                                                                                           1:35 – 1:40

                      Outcome:  Action, Approve 03/14/24 Meeting Minutes

III. Public Comment* – Bob Peters                                                                                                                   1:40 – 1:50

                      Please Note:  2-minute time limit per speaker for comments related to agenda items.

IV. Governance Subcommittee: Board Chair Responsibilities/Selection – Matt Shim          1:50 – 2:10

                      Outcome:  Information, Chair Responsibilities (08/10/2020)                                          

                                         Action, Approval of Board Chair Selection Process Proposal

V. Executive Office on Early Learning – Director Arikawa-Cross & Staff                                            2:10 – 2:40                      

                      EOEL Updates Focus:  Public Pre-K Expansion & Roadmap                                                                    

                                                                    EOEL Pre-K Applications for 2024-25                                                                    

                                                                    EOEL Hawaiian Language Pre-K Classrooms                                                                    

                                                                    Legislative Bill Tracking                                    

                                      Outcome:  Information/Discussion as needed

VI.  Hawaii Early Childhood Inclusion Statement:  – Verna Chinen, OSSS, DOE                           2:40 – 2:55

                                      Outcome:   Information/Questions

VII. Childcare and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Rule Changes & CCDF State Plan

                                      Dayna Luka & Stacie Tanouchi, DHS                                                                                   2:55 – 3:15

                                      Outcome:  Information/Questions/Discussion  

VIII. Maui Early Childhood Status/Updates – Bob Peters                                                                        3:15 – 3:25

                                      Outcome:  Information/Discussion

IX. Public Comment* – Bob Peters                                                                                                                       3:25 – 3:35                                      

                                      Please Note:  2-minute time limit per speaker for comments related to agenda item

X. Member Updates – Bob Peters                                                                                                                          3:35 – 3:45

XI. Chair Updates:  Board Status/Next Meeting                                                                                         3:45 – 3:50                      

                                      Outcome:  Information & Mahalo

XII. Review Agenda Outcomes/Announcements/Closing – Bob Peters/Kerrie Urosevich             3:50 – 4:00

           *Public comments must address items listed on the published agenda.

           Next meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 9, 1:30 – 4:00 pm.

Public Written Testimony addressing items on the agenda should be submitted via email to Tara Castrovinci at [email protected] marked TESTIMONY in the title no later than 9:00 am on April 11, 2024, or mailed to Tara Castrovinci, Executive Office on Early Learning, Prince Jonah Kuhio Elementary, 2759 S. King Street, Room C8, Honolulu, HI, 96826.

Board Packets (Meeting Materials) are available on the EOEL/ELB Website at  https://rebrand.ly/ELB.

The ELB is resuming in-person meetings at the CEED/KCAA location with some Board members joining remotely. 

The Public may attend the meeting in-person, or may join remotely using the link below:

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If you need auxiliary aids/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact Tara Castrovinci at (808) 784-5350, or at [email protected]as soon as possible.  Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill your request.  Upon request, this notice is available in alternative formats.

If the Zoom connection is interrupted during the meeting, the meeting will recess for up to thirty (30) minutes to allow staff to attempt to restore connectivity.  If the audiovisual connection cannot be restored, the meeting may reconvene with audio only using the phone information listed above.  If the connection cannot be restored withing the thirty (30) minutes of interruption, the Board may continue the meeting by notifying the public of the date, time, and place of the meeting at early learning.hawaii.gov/about-us/early-learning-board/.  Otherwise, the meeting will be automatically terminated.

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