Committee on Child Care

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Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

COEECC Resources

The ICAAP Committee on Early Education and Child Care (COEECC) serves to promote optimal development, health, and safety of all children through access to quality early education and child care, and to provide a forum for pediatricians, other health care providers, and those working in child care to collaborate around and discuss issues relating to early education and child care.

Efforts will include advocating for improving homeless children’s access to Head Start and Early Head Start, and providing education on health topics for child care providers in Illinois.

Committee Meetings and Contacts

COEECC Meetings: The COEECC will meet periodically throughout the year via teleconference and in-person meetings.

Next COEECC Meeting Date: TBD

COEECC Committee Chair: Marealita Pierce, MD, FAAP

COEECC Committee Staff Contact: Rachel Sacks, MPH; Manager, Early Childhood Development Initiatives

If you have questions about the committee’s priorities or would like to make suggestions for future projects, please contact Rachel Sacks at


If you are interested in attending the next meeting or have any other questions please contact:

Rachel Sacks
Manager, Early Childhood Development Initiatives
1400 W. Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60642
312/733-1026, ext 218
Fax: 312/733-1791