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Rolf H. Grafwallner, Ph.D., Co-Chair (appointed by State Superintendent of Schools)
Sandra J. Skolnick, Co-Chair (appointed by State Superintendent of Schools)

Appointed by Governor: Janine Gabrielle Bacquie; Arlene F. Ennis; Mary J. Hunt; Debra Metheny; T. Sky Woodward.

Appointed by Senate President: Joan Carter Conway

Appointed by House Speaker: Justin D. Ross

Representative of Maryland Association of Boards of Education: Patricia S. Gordon

Representative of Maryland Chamber of Commerce: John C. Sprague

Ex officio: Rolf H. Grafwallner, Ph.D., designee of State Superintendent of Schools; Dennis M. Kivlighan, Jr., Ph.D., designee of Dean, College of Education, University of Maryland, College Park; Arlene F. Lee, Executive Director, Governor's Office for Children; Veronica Land Davis, President, Maryland Head Start Association; Mark L. Rosenberg, President, Maryland State Child Care Association; Sandra J. Skolnik, Executive Director, Maryland Committee for Children.

Staff: Michael R. Cockey (410) 767-0602

Janet Moye Cornick (410) 260-4544

c/o Division of Early Childhood Development
State Dept. of Education, 200 West Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-0342; fax: (410) 333-2379

Report to Governor & General Assembly due Dec. 1, 2007.

In July 2006, the Task Force on Universal Preschool Education formed (Chapter 498, Acts of 2006).

The Task Force is to propose a plan by which to increase access to early childhood education. The plan may include incentives, resource development, infrastructure development, and funding sources. The Task Force also will consider methods to support the professional development of early childhood education staff.

Some fifteen members comprise the Task Force. Six serve ex officio. Five are appointed by the Governor, and one each is chosen by the Senate President and the House Speaker. One member represents the Maryland Association of Boards of Education, and one represents the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. Authorization for the Task Force expires June 30, 2008.

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