(20 ILCS 3933/10)
The Illinois Early Learning Council shall
include representation from both public and private organizations,
and its membership
reflect regional, racial, and cultural diversity to ensure representation of
the needs of all
Illinois children. One member shall be
appointed by the President of the Senate, one member
appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate, one member appointed
by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one member appointed
by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, and other
members appointed by the Governor.
The Governor's appointments shall include without limitation the following:
(1) A leader of stature from the Governor's office,
to serve as co-chairperson of the Council.
(2) The chief administrators of the following State
agencies: State Board of Education; Department of Human Services; Department of Children and Family Services; Department of Public Health; Department of Healthcare and Family Services; Board of Higher Education; and Illinois Community College Board.
(3) Local government stakeholders and nongovernment
stakeholders with an interest in early childhood care and education, including representation from the following private-sector fields and constituencies: early childhood education and development; child care; child advocacy; parenting support; local community collaborations among early care and education programs and services; maternal and child health; children with special needs; business; labor; and law enforcement. The Governor shall designate one of the members who is a nongovernment stakeholder to serve as co-chairperson.
In addition, the Governor shall request that the Region V office of the U.S.
Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families appoint a
to the Council to represent federal children's programs and services.
Members appointed by General Assembly members and members appointed by
the Governor who are local government or nongovernment stakeholders shall serve
3-year terms, except that of the initial appointments, half of these members,
determined by lot, shall be appointed to 2-year terms so that terms are
Members shall serve on a
voluntary, unpaid basis.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)