The MCCEL Advisory Committee

The first task to successfully implement the MCCEL System 
was to invite local leaders to form the Implementation Advisory Committee. The Implementation Advisory Committee met monthly for the first implementation fiscal year and agreed to meet for six more meetings during the second fiscal year of implementation. Two meetings remain for 2006 (October, December) and the last three meetings will be for February, April, and June of 2007. During the June meeting, the Advisory Committee will assess the MCCEL system and determine if the Committee should continue to meet.

Initial Implementation Advisory Committee Members:

  • Ann Edgerton, California State University Monterey Bay, Director, Child Development Center

  • Catherine Nyznyk, Monterey Peninsula College, Director, Child Development Center

  • Ron Graddy, Dept. of Army Defense Language Institute, Chief of Child & Youth Services

  • Linda Taylor, Hartnell College, Director, Child Development Center

  • Kathy Walsh, King City Child Development Center, Director

  • Katherine Cunninham, CSI, Director of Center Base programs

  • Jennifer Botta, CSI, Executive Director representing Lead Agency and Alternative Payment program

Representatives from participating programs are welcome to participate at the two remaining meetings for 2006 and the three for 2007. The Committee meets at the Administrative Offices of CSI located at 705 California Street, Salinas CA. Here are the dates:

Wednesday, October 25th at 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 12th (Tentative. Please call 831-424-3313 to confirm date before attending)

Mission of the MCCEL Advisory Committee

All committee members agreed to the following:

Representing Monterey County providers in regards to MCCEL implementationProviding oversight of legal and promotional documentation for the successful implementation of CEL (Provider MOU, informational material to parents and community, privacy documentation, etc.)Providing consistent data collection and maintenance of accurate county-wide need and supply of subsidiesTracking service data and reporting according to state government specificationsProviding appropriate and consistent consumer education for all parents and providers”

To develop and maintain a system that meets the unique needs of eligible families and childcare programs in Monterey County by the pursuit of the following goals: