Early Learning Board Meeting – December 14, 2023

Posted on Dec 8, 2023 in Board Agendas

Early Learning Board Meeting

Thursday, December 14, 2023


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 11/9/23 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. Child & Adult Care Food Program Advisory Group Report                                                   1:50 – 2:10

                      Social Media Kit & Grant – Jordan Smith, Hawaii Appleseed

                       Outcome:  Information/Questions

 V. DOE Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA) – Lauren Padesky, DOE                                       2:10 – 2:30

                       Outcome:  Information/Questions


VI. Executive Office on Early Learning – Director Arikawa-Cross & Staff                                          2:30 – 3:00

                      EOEL Updates Focus:  Budget & Leg. Proposals

                                                                    PDG- B5 Grant

                                                                    Pre-K Expansion

                                     Outcome:  Information/Discussion as needed


VII. Subcommittee Reports

                         Governance Subcommittee — Matt Shim                                                                                3:00 – 3:15          

                                     2023-24 Director Evaluation Goals

                                     Outcome:  Action, Board Approval


VIII. Maui Early Childhood Status/Updates – Bob Peters                                                                    3:15– 3:30

                                     Outcome:  Information/Discussion


IX. Public Comment* — Bob Peters                                                                                                                       3:30 – 3:40

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


X. Member Updates – Bob Peters                                                                                                                           3:40– 3:50


XI. 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 January 11, 2024, 1:30 – 4:00 pm.

Public Written Testimony addressing items on the agenda should be submitted via email to  [email protected] marked TESTIMONY in the title no later than 9:00 am on December 14, 2023, or mailed to Jordana Ferreira, 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 Jordana Ferreira 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.

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