New York State Child Care Coordinating Council 33rd Annual Meeting and Luncheon

The New York State Child Care Coordinating Council (NYSCCCC), held its Annual Meeting and Luncheon at the Wolferts Roost Country Club in Albany, New York on Wednesday, June 11, 2008.

In keeping with tradition, this was the stage for the presentation of the NYSCCCC “Excellence in Leadership” Award.  This award is given to individuals or organizations that exercise exemplary leadership in advancing quality early care and education in New York State. This year, the New York State Child Care Coordinating Council was honored to present “Excellence in Leadership” awards to Ms. Anne Walsh Mitchell.

Anne Walsh Mitchell, MS is the president of Early Childhood Policy Research, an independent consulting firm in upstate New York specializing in evaluation, policy analysis and planning on early care and education.  Previously she was Associate Dean of the Research Division at Bank Street College of Education in New York City, where she founded Bank Street’s graduate program in Early Childhood Leadership and co-directed the first national study of public schools as providers of programs for children under six. 

Anne has conducted nationwide studies of state and local pre-kindergarten policy and early care and education finance. She has written widely on child care and early education policy and practice including Early Childhood Programs and the Public Schools: Between Promise and Practice; and Explorations with Young Children: A Curriculum Guide from Bank Street College of Education.   Anne is now serving her fifth term as an elected member of the Greenville (NY) Board of Education, completed five years on the State Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching appointed by the New York State Board of Regents, and is the President of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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