The Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce recently announced LaunchPad Director Sherry Searles has been appointed by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb to serve on the Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee (ELAC).
ELAC is working to ensure that children ages birth to 8 years and their families have access to affordable, high-quality early childhood education programs that keep children healthy, safe and learning. The governor appoints ELAC committee members who offer guidance and input to the governor’s office and Indiana General Assembly, according to a news release from the Chamber.
There are seven members appointed by the governor to meet several times a year at various locations across the state. These committee meetings include report outs from workgroups, updates on state and local-funded early learning projects and presentations from key stakeholders. The committee hears and votes on recommendations from workgroups and other stakeholders during these meetings. The Committee’s work is focused on ensuring that children ages birth to 8 years and their families have access to affordable, high-quality early childhood education programs that keep children healthy, safe and learning.
Kosciusko Chamber President and CEO Rob Parker said, “Sherry’s commitment, dedication and effectiveness in increasing capacity for childcare and early childhood education in Kosciusko County have enabled her to receive this incredible honor. Sherry’s focus on delivering solutions to address the workforce shortages in our community continues to be impressive.”
To learn more about ELAC, visit their website: http://www.elacindiana.org.