Alaska SEED Steering Committee | Subcommittees

Alaska SEED is a collaborative of a diverse cross-sector of early childhood stakeholders who are committed to professional development, best practices, diversity, leadership, and a collaborative systems approach.

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Alaska SEED Steering Committee

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Membership includes:

  • Alaska Afterschool Network
  • Alaska Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Alaska Family Child Care Association
  • Public Private Partnerships (e.g. Best Beginnings)
  • Alaska SEED Staff
  • Child Care Resource & Referral (thread Network)
  • Alaska Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Community Member at Large
  • Camp Fire Alaska
  • Department of Labor & Workforce Development
  • Department of Health & Social Services (DHSS) | Child Care Program Office (CCPO)
  • Department of Education & Early Development (DEED)
  • Head Start/Early Head Start Early Education Program
  • Early Childhood Workforce Development (e.g. King Tech Early Childhood Education, Anchorage School District, etc.)
  • Learn & Grow representative
  • Licensed Center-Based Early Education Program representative
  • Licensed Home-Based Early Education Program representative
  • Private Foundations (e.g. Mat-Su Health Foundation)
  • Military Child Care
  • Municipality of Anchorage, Child Care Licensing
  • Parent representative
  • Tribal Child Care representative
  • University of Alaska (UAA, UAF, Center for Human Development (LEND)

Roles & responsibilities: 

  • Members of the Alaska SEED Steering Committee are a diverse cross-sector of early childhood stakeholders who guide the mission of Alaska SEED. 

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Roles and responsibilities:

  • House and manage Alaska SEED as fiscal sponsor
  • Act as lead implementation arm including providing required training, technical assistance, coaching, assessments and verifications, financial supports, alignment and infrastructure of Alaska SEED
  • Maintain Alaska SEED's website, resources, and outreach materials
  • Work in partnership with regulatory bodies
  • Serve as a liaison to funders for Alaska SEED

Subcommittees and Ad Hoc Subcommittees

Alaska SEED Career Ladder Subcommittee

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Membership includes:

  • Reviews the Alaska SEED Career Ladder on a biennial basis and updates as needed.
  • Reviews, develops, and implements credentials.
  • Ensures credentialed early childhood and school-age educators reflect the diversity of the children and families served.

Registry & Workforce Data Subcommittee

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Membership includes:

  • Aligns the Alaska SEED Registry with national standards using the National Workforce Registry Alliance’s Peer Eligibility Review as the standard of excellence for the Alaska SEED Registry’s best practice standards, core data elements, and partner requirements.
  • Assists with SEED Career Ladder level appeals as outlined in the SEED Policies and Procedures Manual on an as-needed basis.
  • Utilizes workforce data to establish connections with information sources related to professional development, professional development system trends, research, and policy.
  • Synthesizes available information, trends, research, and policy around issues critical to professional development and professional development systems.

Trainer and Training Approval System Subcommittee

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Membership includes:

  • Assists with the development of the Trainer/Training Approval System to standardize and improve the quality of trainers and training available to early childhood and school-age educators.

Core Knowledge and Competencies (CKC) Subcommittee

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Membership includes:

  • Developed the CKC. Assists with public presentations on CKC. Promotes and seeks endorsements.
  • Updates the CKC as needed.

Governance Subcommittee

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Membership includes:

  • Develops and maintains well-defined processes and protocols to support the Alaska SEED Steering Committee decision-making.

Fund Development

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Membership includes:

  • Creates financing and advocacy strategies to increase capacity and retention of early childhood and school-age educators.

Marketing & Outreach

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Membership includes:

  • Develops topics for marketing and outreach that inform and promote SEED and its benefits.

Professional Development/PDTR

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Membership includes:

  • Assists with development of eligibility criteria, reviews application forms, and recommends funding categories and amounts.

Coaching and Design

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Membership includes:

  • Assist the statewide Coaching and Design team with implementing the strategic plan.

Compensation

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Membership includes:

  • Creates strategies to address compensation and benefit standards at parity with kindergarten teachers.

Ad Hoc Subcommittees

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Membership includes:

  • Ad Hoc Subcommittees may be formed for a specific task or objective, and dissolved after the completion of the task or achievement of the objective.