Clarkston Creates Early Learning Task Force

Clarkston Creates Early Learning Task Force

By: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Clarkston City Council recently created the Clarkston Early Learning Task Force to engage the community to create equitable policies, practices, and programs so that every young child enjoys safe, nurturing, and playful learning environments, according to a press release.

The mission of the Clarkston Early Learning Task Force is to research, discuss, and create practical, innovative, and equitable policies, practices, and programs designed to further enhance early learning activities. The CELTF shall collaborate with families, policy makers, caregivers, and other partners to take a holistic view of the needs and aspirations of families with young children; review local, state, and national early learning strategies, and create a report that includes priorities and recommendations to be submitted to the City Council within one year.

The task force will consist of no more than eleven members, comprising of two Council members who will be appointed by a majority vote of the City Council; one member of city management; five Clarkston residents with two appointed by the mayor, and three appointed by a majority vote of the City Council and three members currently employed in education (preferably early learning) or a not for profit/community organization providing early learning services.

To apply, you must be a Clarkston resident or a representative employed in education (preferably early learning) or a not for profit/community organization providing early learning services. Complete the on-line application or download and return by Jan. 31.

Information: Tracy Ashby at *protected email*