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Those wishing to speak must sign up by 5 p.m. the day prior to the hearing. Call 428-6856 to sign up. Speakers will be given three minutes to speak.
The Council will make all testimony, research and recommendations available on the City’s website. In addition to testifying in person, members of the public are invited to submit written testimony and feedback by email.
Mayor Lovely A. Warren convened the Early Learning Council in response to Governor Cuomo’s proposal to expand New York State’s pre-K program.
The Council is tasked with leading public discussion about the challenges and opportunities inherent in educating Rochester’s youngest and most vulnerable students. They will report on the status of Rochester’s current pre-K program, recommend program and policy changes to improve Rochester’s pre-K program and lobby for federal and state pre-K funding
The Council is comprised of early childhood experts, business leaders, funders, practitioners and parents.
Additional hearings will take place on April 15 and May 1 at the same time and place.