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Title:Early Learning Council, Illinois
Website:https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/OECD/EarlyLearningCouncil/Pages/default.aspx
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
Alberding, Ellen1/1/20061/1/2004GovernorMemberNone
Bass, Lori Ann1/1/20161/1/2004GovernorMemberCook
Berman, Karen1/1/201810/12/2012GovernorMemberCook
Bowman, Barbara1/1/201810/7/2011GovernorMemberOtherCook
Capito, Jeanna1/1/201810/7/2011GovernorMemberKane
Carpenter, Tim1/1/201810/7/2011GovernorMemberCook
Cerda, Jose1/1/20171/11/2015GovernorMemberCook
Cruzat, Tasha1/1/202011/18/2016GovernorMemberCook
Davis, George1/1/20201/1/2004GovernorMemberWinnebago
Ejeh, Shauna1/1/20198/12/2016GovernorMemberHead StartLake
Gieseke, Gaylord1/1/201810/7/2011GovernorMemberOtherCook
Glink, Phyllis1/1/201911/30/2012GovernorCo-ChairOtherCook
Harmon, Don9/23/20149/23/2011Senate PresidentMemberNone
Harris, Daniel1/1/201610/16/2012GovernorMemberCook
Koch, ChrisStatuteEx-OfficioEx-Officio - State Board of EducationNone
Lilly, Camille7/13/20137/13/2010Speaker of the HouseMemberRepresentativeNone
Logan, Suzanne J.1/1/2014GovernorMemberCook
Mendley Rauner, Diana1/1/201610/7/2011GovernorMemberCook
Moenster, Janice1/1/201711/1/2008GovernorMemberCHASI CRR&R ProgramMadison
Nagle, Geoffrey10/17/201710/17/2014GovernorMemberCook
Nylander, Donna1/1/201410/7/2011GovernorMemberDuPage
Puente, Sylvia1/1/201710/7/2011GovernorMemberCook
Quigg, Claudia1/1/20161/1/2004GovernorMemberMacon
Quinn, Barbara1/1/201610/7/2011GovernorMemberCook
Regenstein, Elliot1/1/201411/7/2011GovernorMemberCook
Slaughter, Sara1/1/201612/1/2005GovernorMemberCook
Solis, Luz1/1/20161/1/2004GovernorMemberCook
Talan, Terri1/1/201411/1/2008GovernorMemberNational - Louis UniversityCook
Turner, Sheridan1/1/20169/1/2005GovernorMemberCook
VACANTGovernorMemberEx-Officio - Region V Office of DHHS
VACANTStatuteEx-OfficioEx-Officio - DCFSNone
VACANTStatuteEx-Officio, Department of Public HealthNone
VACANTStatuteEx-OfficioEx-Officio - DHFSNone
VACANT1/1/201610/7/2011GovernorMemberMcLean
VacantGovernorMemberCommunity College BoardPerry
VACANTStatuteEx-OfficioEx-Officio - DHSNone
VACANTStatuteEx-OfficioEx-Officio - Board of Higher educationNone
VACANT1/1/201410/7/2011GovernorMemberWill
VACANT1/1/20208/12/2016GovernorMemberHFSSangamon
VACANT1/1/201810/7/2012GovernorMemberCook
VACANT1/1/201410/7/2011GovernorMemberCook
VACANT1/1/201410/7/2011GovernorMemberSt. Clair
VACANT1/1/201610/12/2012GovernorMemberChild AdvocacyCook
VACANT1/1/201510/7/2011GovernorMemberCook
VACANT1/1/2016GovernorMemberEarly Childhood Education and DevelopmentWinnebago
VACANT1/1/2004GovernorEx-Officio, MemberGovernor's OfficeCook
VACANT1/1/2014GovernorMemberOtherNone
VACANT1/1/201611/1/2008GovernorMemberLaborDuPage
VACANT12/9/2014RepublicanHouse Minority LeaderMemberState RepresentativeNone
VACANT1/1/201610/7/2011GovernorMemberCook
VACANT1/1/201410/7/2011GovernorMemberCook
Vacant1/1/201412/9/2011GovernorMemberCook
VACANT1/1/201510/31/2012GovernorMemberCook
VACANT10/17/201710/17/2014GovernorMemberCook
Vacant10/17/201710/17/2014GovernorMemberCook
Vacant4/3/20189/15/2017GovernorCo-ChairCook
VACANT1/1/201710/1/2008GovernorMemberRegional Office of EducationWarren
VACANT1/1/201610/7/2011GovernorMemberCook
VACANT1/1/201610/7/2011GovernorMemberCook
Vacant7/15/20137/15/2010RepublicanSenate Minority LeaderMemberState SenatorNone
Vacant1/1/20151/1/2004GovernorMemberOtherCook
VACANT1/1/201410/7/2011GovernorMemberWilliamson
VACANT1/1/20155/11/2012GovernorMemberCook
Vacant1/1/20171/11/2015GovernorMemberNone
Vacant1/1/201410/7/2011GovernorMemberCook
VACANT1/1/201410/7/2011GovernorMemberKane
VACANT1/1/201710/7/2011GovernorMemberCumberland
Villano, Kathy1/1/201710/1/2008GovernorMemberStevenson SchoolCook
Walker-Kendrick, Judith1/1/20161/1/2004GovernorMemberChild CareCook
Whelan, Maria1/1/201712/2/2011GovernorMemberCook
Yanguas, Josie1/1/201710/1/2008GovernorMemberIllinois Resource CenterCook