The Early Childhood Iowa infrastructure is used to bring stakeholders together in a collaborative and action-oriented space. The ECI Steering Committee was established to provide leadership, organize, manage, and coordinate the activities of the ECI Stakeholders Alliance and the six system component groups. The ECI Steering Committee’s roster is made up of public and private co-chairs from each of the system component groups. Additionally, there are at-large members on the ECI Steering Committee roster and members designated to meet the requirements of the State Advisory Council (State and Federal). Representation includes, but is not limited to: institutions of higher education, state agency responsible for child care, Head Start agency, state educational agency, Head Start State Collaboration Office, state agency responsible for programs under section 619 or part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1419, 1431 et seq.), state agency responsible for health or mental health care, local education agency (Area Education Agency), local provider of early childhood education and development services, and the Early Childhood Iowa State Office Administrator.

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