COUNCILMEMBER DAVID GROSSO
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING
Early Learning and Early Care in the District of Columbia and
B21-0019, “Thurgood Marshall-Marion Barry Early Learning Academy Act of 2015”
Saturday, November 14, 2015
10:00 a.m., Hearing Room 412, John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Councilmember David Grosso announces the scheduling of a public hearing of the Committee on Education on early learning and early care in the District of Columbia and B21-19, the “Thurgood Marshall-Marion Barry Early Learning Academy Act of 2015”. The hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2015 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.
Accessibility to high-quality and affordable childcare is a growing concern for families in the District of Columbia, especially as the number of residents with young children continues to grow. The purpose of this hearing to discuss issues pertaining to early learning and early care of children in the District of Columbia, with an emphasis on child care development centers and homes. The stated purpose of B21-0019 is to establish an all-day, comprehensive, research-based early learning academy for three, four, and five year olds.
Those who wish to testify are asked to telephone the Committee on Education, at (202) 724-8061, or email Jessica Giles, Committee Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Thursday, November 12, 2015. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. Witnesses appearing on his or her own behalf should limit their testimony to three minutes; witnesses representing organizations should limit their testimony to five minutes.
If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Written statements should be submitted to the Committee on Education, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 116 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on November 30, 2015.