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Title:Early Learning Council, Illinois
Website:Illinois Early Learning Council
Contact Name:Maggie Koller
Contact Phone:(312) 489-3693
Contact E-Mail:maggie.koller@illinois.gov
Function:This council is created to coordinate existing programs and services for children from birth to 5 years of age in order to better meet the early learning needs of children and their families.
Term:3 years.
Senate Confirmation:No
Compensation:Expenses
Composition:- A leader of stature from the Governor’s Office to serve as co - chairperson of the Council - Chief Administrator of the State Board of Education - Chief Administrator of the Department of Human Services - Chief Administrator of the Department of Children and Family Services - Chief Administrator of the Department of Public Health - Chief Administrator of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services - Chief Administrator of the Board of Higher Education - Chief Administrator the Illinois Community College Board - One member from: - Speaker of the House, - Minority Leader of the House of Representatives - President of the Senate, and - Minority Leader of the Senate. Governor appointment – at least 10 plus Co-Chair from Governor’s Office - Representation from early childhood care and development - Representation from childcare - Representation from child advocacy - Representation from parenting support - Representation from local community collaborations among early care, education programs and services - Representation from maternal and child health - Representation from children with special needs - Representation from business - Representation from labor - Representation from law enforcement - Representative from Region V office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families
Chair:Appointed by the Governor - one member who is a non-government stakeholder and the member from the Governor’s office shall be a co-chair
Authority:20 ILCS 3933/5

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Alexander, Jennifer1/1/20246/4/2021GovernorMemberNone
Bailey, Chevelle1/1/20246/22/2021GovernorMember
Bardeleben, Lucinda1/1/20246/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Bassler, Elissa1/1/20256/2/2021GovernorMember
Berman, Karen1/1/202410/12/2012GovernorMemberCook
Bernoteit, Stephanie1/1/20246/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Borrero, John1/1/20246/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Bowman, Barbara1/1/202410/7/2011GovernorMemberCook
Brown, Marcus1/1/20236/14/2021GovernorMember
Burnett, Cerathel1/1/20236/16/2021GovernorMember
Cerda, Jose1/1/20231/11/2015GovernorMemberCook
Chadwick, Christi1/1/20246/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Chapman, Dena1/1/20246/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Cruzat, Tasha1/1/202011/18/2016GovernorMemberCook
Doan, Kristina1/1/20256/2/2021GovernorMember
Ejeh, Shauna1/1/20258/12/2016GovernorMemberLake
Engelman, Kimberly1/1/20237/13/2021GovernorMember
Espeut, Loretta1/1/20246/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Frehner, Tonya1/1/20246/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Freiburg, Ann1/1/20236/14/2021GovernorMemberNone
Gieseke, Gaylord1/1/202410/7/2011GovernorMemberCook
Glink, Phyllis1/1/202511/30/2012GovernorCo-ChairCook
Golliday, Rochelle1/1/20246/4/2021GovernorMemberNone
Gonzalez, Rey1/1/20246/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Grumman, Cornelia1/1/20256/16/2021GovernorMember
Harris, Daniel1/1/202510/16/2012GovernorMemberCook
Hatcher, Courtney1/1/20256/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Hernandez Jr, Sergio1/1/20256/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Hodges, Vicki1/1/20246/24/2021GovernorMember
Howell, Eugene1/1/20256/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Hurley, Carisa1/1/20246/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Janney, April1/1/20256/2/2021GovernorMember
Jor'dan, Jamilah1/1/20256/2/2021GovernorMember
Kimble, Ruth1/1/20256/2/2021GovernorMember
Koch, ChrisGovernorMemberNone
Kotowski, Dan1/1/20256/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Leatherman, Stacee1/1/20246/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Lifson, Mitchell1/1/20256/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Lilly, Camille7/13/20137/13/2010Speaker of the HouseMemberState RepresentativeNone
Mann, Kimberly1/1/20236/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Mannen, Cathy1/1/20237/13/2021GovernorMember
McFarlane, Tameeka1/1/20247/13/2021GovernorMember
McRae, Kenya1/1/20256/14/2021GovernorMember
Mendenhall, Marcy1/1/20236/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Mendley Rauner, Diana1/1/202510/7/2011GovernorMemberCook
Monnier, Denise1/1/20236/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Morrison-Fritchtl, Lauri1/1/20256/7/2021GovernorMember
Mote, Bela1/1/20236/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Noble, Sean1/1/20256/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Pacione-Zayas, Christina1/11/20236/22/2021Senate PresidentMemberNone
Patten, Bethany1/1/20256/14/2021GovernorMember
Peace, Curtis1/1/20236/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Puente, Sylvia1/1/202310/7/2011GovernorMemberCook
Regenstein, Elliot1/1/202311/7/2011GovernorMemberCook
Reick, Steven3/30/2021OtherHouse Minority LeaderMemberState RepresentativeNone
Rocha, Martina1/1/20236/16/2021GovernorMember
Rooney, Patricia1/1/20236/16/2021GovernorMember
Ruiz, Jesse1/1/20256/2/2021GovernorEx-Officio, MemberGovernor's Office RepresentativeNone
Seibert, Brynn1/1/20236/16/2021GovernorMember
Shah, Ushma1/1/20246/4/2021GovernorMemberNone
Slaughter, Sara1/1/20236/9/2021GovernorMemberCook
Stokes II, Bryan 1/1/20236/4/2021GovernorMemberNone
Su, Joanna1/1/20236/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Talan, Teri1/1/20236/7/2021GovernorMember
Thomas, Dawn1/1/20256/3/2021GovernorMember
Tracy, Jil4/14/2021OtherSenate Minority LeaderMemberState SenatorNone
VACANTGovernorMemberNone
VACANTGovernorMemberNone
VACANTGovernorMember
VACANTGovernorMemberCook
Washington Gurley, Edie 1/1/20246/2/2021GovernorMemberNone
Williams, Yolanda1/1/20237/7/2021GovernorMember
Yanguas, Josie1/1/20246/2/2021GovernorMemberNone