Advisory councils allow for two-way communication between the Office of Childhood and stakeholders, ensuring there is regular, ongoing, and meaningful engagement with reciprocal communication across diverse groups of stakeholders.
Early Childhood State Advisory Council
On January 7, 2022, Governor Parson signed Executive Order 22-01 creating the Missouri Early Childhood State Advisory Council (EC SAC) to improve efficiency and maximize coordination of a unified system of Early Care & Education programs to support the healthy development and school readiness for all Missouri children birth through age five.
With this executive order, the State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) and the Coordinating Board for Early Childhood (CBEC) were consolidated in one council that mirrors the membership of the State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) and the Coordinating Board for Early Childhood (CBEC).
The Office of Childhood looks forward to the opportunity to streamline Missouri’s efforts to increase access to, and quality of, care and education during the early years, especially for traditionally underserved populations.
Through this advisory council, together, we can ensure all children have access to early childhood opportunities and all families have access to the resources and services that they need for their children to be safe, healthy, and successful learners.
Parent Advisory Council
The Missouri Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is a group of family leaders, located around the state, who bring issues facing families to a higher level with the goal of improving access to programs for young children and families.