WASHINGTON COALITION FOR CAMPUS CHILDREN’S CENTERS
WCCCC FALL Meeting Minutes
Friday, October 24, 2008
Location: Bates Technical College-Early Childhood Learning Center
1101 S Yakima, WA 98405
Attendees: Toni Terry, Pat McPherson, Lisa Sever, Olga Webstad, Patricia Ashby,
Laurie Cornelius, Michael Koetje, Kelly Davidson, Wendy Newby, Mary
Lou, (I apologize I did not get the sign in sheet and could not recall all attendees.)
Welcome: Michael Koetje called the meeting to order after touring the classrooms at
Bates Early Childhood Learning Center. Attendees shared information
about their summer and fall changes, progress and challenges. Michael
led discussion about a summer training using “Learning Stories.” Next
summer’s training focuses on seeing the child in the context of home and
school and the milestones. He made flyers available about the “2 nd
Annual Day of Dialogue: Conversations and Experiences with Reggio
Emilia inspired programs.” The conference location is University Child
Development School, in Seattle, W.A., and on November 15, 2008 from 9
Reports: Kayeri. The budget from SBCTC has a $3M ask to support childcare;
however, an increase is not likely. The Student Advocacy group for both 4
year and 2 year institutions is working together to present childcare
issues. The Opportunity grant is in its second “go around” and it is being
requested to include flexible dollars for childcare. The current $50K
Matching Grant application will be coming out in March 2009. Kayeri
suggested accessing the “Tipping Point” report on the SBCTC web site for
data on retention and completion of certifications and degrees.
There was discussion regarding committed funding in the colleges
operation budget for childcare staffing so the COLA increases could be
captured as part of the base budget.
Washington Scholars (formerly TEACH) is considering scholarships for
Kayeri will create and send out a spreadsheet to capture the funding
streams the campus centers access.
TREASURER: Olga presented the Budget for 2008-2009 as developed at
the May conference.
PROPOSED BUDGET 2008-2009
Available Funds as of October 24, 2008: $ 3,061.06
Projected membership (based on 31) $ 2,325.00
WCCCC conference TBA $ 3,340.00 (based on last year)
(167.00 per person, less if more than 20 attend) _________
Total $ 8,726.06
Trainers/presenters/Prof. Dev. $ 1,500.00
Travel for presenters $ 500.00
WCCCC Chair to Nationals $ 400.00
NCCCC Membership for officers (4) $ 400.00
STARS Training Renewal fee $ 75.00
Conference materials $ 300.00
WCCCC Conference $ 3,340.00
BALANCE $ 2,211.06
Olga shared a treasurer report. Toni Terry has not transitioned yet.
The discussion about our annual conference concluded with making a change in
location so there would be no out of state travel. Julia will be researching to secure a
location. A recommendation was made to read the book Beyond Quality.
Karma has left campus childcare and a new president elect needs to be appointed. It
was suggested that the president serve a two-year term. The discussion will continue.
An inspirational web site to visit is TED. The focus is on nature and science. A
presenter that was on Oprah in on TED: see My Stroke of Insight.
Lisa Sever reported that she has been asked to serve on the USDA CACFP panel in
Mississippi. That was followed by a food discussion.
Another website was recommended: “Two Angry Moms”
There was discussion around _AEYC, dealing with accreditation criticism, identification
crisis that parallel issues in Early Learning. People shared ideas about WAEYC’s
desire to be AWSL (Advancing WAEYC’s Statewide Leadership).
QRIS (bits of news)
Hiring coaches is occurring in pilot sites; SEEDS program with levels 1-5; Need
reimbursement funding pots; Just evaluating programs for 3-5 year olds; In depth
diversity training/Promoting First Relationships and Tools of the Mind.
The National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers has approached WCCCC about
becoming an official affiliate chapter.
There was lively discussion around licensing WAC for playground.
The meeting adjourned at 1:40.
The next meeting will be January 23, 2009 at Tacoma Community College