UAMS Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Research and Evaluation Division (DFPM-RED) team member Elizabeth Waldrum was recently appointed to the Arkansas Early Childhood Commission/Early Head Start Governing Board. The board advises the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education in supporting the optimal and ongoing development of young children in Arkansas by:
- Providing technical assistance in the design of programs for early childhood professionals
- Assisting in long-range planning
- Promoting coordination among state agencies and advising state agencies on the development of early childhood standards;
- Reviewing and approving proposed rules for minimum licensing standards governing the granting, revocation, refusal, and suspension of child care licenses.
Ms. Waldrum will serve as Social-Emotional/Clinical Commissioner. Board members are appointed by the Arkansas Governor to 3-Year terms of service. Ms. Waldrum replaces former board member Kimberly Whitman, also of DFPM-RED.