BrightStart Early Childhood Advisory Council

Name BrightStart Early Childhood Advisory Council
Contact Person Christie Smith - Director
Mailing Address Office of the Governor
1201 North Third Street, G219
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone Number 225-219-7560
Fax Number --
Board Email
Legal Authority EO BJ 2013-13 Early Childhood Advisory Council
Year Created 2013
Organizational Placement Governor's Office of Community Programs, Children's Cabinet
Purpose/Function Make recommendations to the Children’s Cabinet, through the executive director, regarding the development of a high-quality, comprehensive early childhood system that enables children from birth through age five and their families to access opportunities for optimal physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development so that children enter school Kindergarten ready. B. Conduct a periodic statewide assessment concerning the quality and availability of early childhood education and development programs and services for children from birth to school entry, including an assessment of the availability of high-quality pre-Kindergarten services for low-income children in the state. C. Identify opportunities for, and barriers to, collaboration and coordination among federally-funded and state-funded early childhood care and education programs and services, including collaboration and coordination among State agencies responsible for administering such programs. D. Make recomme
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 13
Number Currently Serving: 13
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 8
Estimated number in current year: 4
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency:
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
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