Chapter 4.36
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION1

Sections:

4.36.010    Establishment.

4.36.020    Appointment.

4.36.030    Duties and responsibilities.

4.36.010 Establishment.

There is hereby created the Fairbanks North Star Borough early childhood development commission. Chapters 4.04 and 6.28 FNSBC shall govern the operation of this commission. (Ord. 2004-05 § 2, 2004. 2004 Code § 2.100.010.)

4.36.020 Appointment.

The mayor shall appoint an early childhood development commission that shall consist of nine members confirmed by the assembly. (Ord. 2004-05 § 2, 2004. 2004 Code § 2.100.020.)

4.36.030 Duties and responsibilities.

The responsibilities of the commission shall be to seek sources of funding to further the quality of early care and education of children in the borough. To that end, the commission shall:

A. Work on formulating messages that reinforce the concept that the first years in a child’s life are critical to his or her emotional, physical and mental development, and explore means of getting that message out so that the public may avail themselves of the information if they so choose; and

B. Work with appropriate entities within the community to disseminate essential information about early brain development; and

C. Develop a local strategy for voluntarily placing greater emphasis and value upon sound parenting and the critical importance of the parents in early childhood education; and

D. Seek ways to further the voluntary education campaign to improve quality of early care and education programs; and

E. Make recommendations to the assembly on use of any funds obtained from grants; and

F. Develop partnerships with churches, nonprofits, charitable and religious organizations, business, the education community and government to develop the message on quality childhood development and disseminate it to appropriate communities within the borough that choose to avail themselves of the information. (Ord. 2004-05 § 2, 2004. 2004 Code § 2.100.030.)


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    Code reviser’s note: Ordinance 2004-05 added the provisions of this chapter as Chapter 2.95. The chapter was editorially renumbered to prevent duplication of numbering.