Advisory Committee

Achieve continually seeks ways to bring about desired change for the workforce.  We believe diverse points of views are crucial to the design, implementation, evaluation, and revision towards successful, meaningful and inclusive policies and procedures. Therefore, the convening of an Advisory Committee is one step towards expanding and enhancing the funds of knowledge and professional experience that currently informs Achieve’s policies and practices.

Resources

Advisory Committee Resources


Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes


Advisory Committee Members

The Achieve Advisory Committee is comprised of a group of community subject matter experts, representatives, advocates, service providers, and leaders in the field or those interested in supporting the MN Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce. To ensure diverse voices are heard, selected members are individuals who do not have access to other forums or platforms to share information and knowledge with Achieve staff about the MN ECCE Workforce.  Selected members are not employees of Achieve nor independent contractors rendering services to Achieve.

Sameerah Bilal-Roby

Director, African American Babies Coalition

Anita Blaine Stavitzski

Lead Teacher, Wayzata Community Church Nursery School

Marisol Chiclana-Aylaa

Community Engagement Planner, Minnesota Department of Health

Cyndi Cunningham

Family Child Care Provider, Cyndi’s Child Care

Matt Evans

Trainer & RBPD Support Specialist, Child Care Aware of Minnesota

Deloris Friske

Family Child Care Provider, Friske Family Child Care

Ana Isabel Gabilondo-Scholz

Program Evaluator - Center for Prevention, Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Ida Gatfield

Program Coordinator, Cardinal Kids’ Club

Marian Hassan

Author & Educator

Jansel Hernandez

Education Coordinator, Casa de Corazon

Angela Kapp

Owner/Director, Midwest Child Development

Tonya Morris

Outreach Coordinator, Leech Lake Child Care Services

Rhonda Olson

Education Resource Specialist, Families First of Minnesota

Maxine Peterson

FACS Education Specialist - Office of Career & College Success, MN Department of Education

Teresa Ripple

Program Director/Assistant Professor, St. Kate’s University Montessori Program

Deborah Schierbeck

Instructor, Hennepin Technical College and Rasmussen College

Sherry Tiegs

Family Child Care Provider, Sherry Tiegs Family Child Care
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Camp Counselor
Guardian ad Litem
Assistant Teacher
Child Care Center Director
Youth Worker
Recreation Leader/Director
Child Care Lead Teacher
Teacher’s Aide
Family Child Care Provider
Early Head Start Teacher
Food Program Monitor
RBPD Specialist
Home Visitor
Achieve Trainer I
Public School Paraprofessional or Teacher’s Aide
RBPD Specialist
Child/Family Counselor
Child Welfare Social Worker
Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE) Teacher
Special Education Teacher
Registered Dietician or Nutritionist
Human Service Director
Achieve Trainer II
Child Support Officer
K-6 Teacher
ECFE Parent Educator
Early Intervention Specialist
Head Start Teacher
Professional Development Advisor
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist
Educational Researcher
Achieve Master Trainer
Children’s Librarian
Family Therapist
Child Development Specialist
Early Childhood Professor (College or University)
School Counselor
Speech & Language Pathologist
Child Psychologist
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KCF CONTENT AREACORE COMPETENCY (OLD)CDA CONTENT AREA
I: Child Development and LearningI: Child Growth & Development8: Principles of Child Development and Learning
II.A: Creating Positive Learning ExperiencesIIa: Creating the Learning Environment2: Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development
II.B: Promoting Cognitive DevelopmentIIc: Language and Literacy IId: Cognitive Development2: Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development
II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional DevelopmentIIe: Personal and Social Development IV: Interactions with Children3: Positive ways to support children’s social and emotional development
II.D: Promoting Physical DevelopmentIIb: Physical Development2: Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development
II.E: Promoting Creative DevelopmentIIf: Creativity and the Arts2: Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development
III: Relationships with FamiliesV: Families and Communities4:Strategies to establish productive relationships with families
IV.A: Observing, Recording and Assessing DevelopmentIII: Assessment and Planning for Individual Needs7: Observing and recording children’s behavior
IV.B: Assessing and Using Information to PlanIII: Assessment and Planning for Individual Needs7: Observing and recording children’s behavior
IV.C: Assessing and Using Information to Enhance and Maintain Program QualityVII: Program Planning and Evaluation5: Strategies to manage effective program operation
V: Historical and Contemporary Development of Early Childhood EducationN/A6: Maintaining a commitment to professionalism
VI: ProfessionalismVIII: Professional Development and Leadership6: Maintaining a commitment to professionalism
VII.A: Establishing Healthy PracticesVI: Health, Safety and Nutrition
1: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment
VII.B: Ensuring SafetyVI: Health, Safety and Nutrition
1: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment
VII.C: Providing Healthy NutritionVI: Health, Safety and Nutrition
1: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment
VIII: Application through Clinical ExperiencesN/A6: Maintaining a commitment to professionalism