Early Childhood Programs and Services


To identify and disseminate information on effective, cooperative, or innovative programs for young children to libraries, childcare providers, and community agencies serving young children (birth to 5). To develop training workshops on early childhood programs and services and present them at conferences and institutes and for other institutions serving youth. To update and develop ALSC resources with early literacy information. To cooperate as appropriate with other ALSC committees and other associations working with the young child to initiate activities and projects.


Stephanie C. Prato (Co-Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Kristen Rocha Aldrich (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Pamela Archer Hamlin (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Brooke Sheets (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Stephanie Joan Smallwood (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Susan Spicer (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Meredith C. Steiner (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Mr. Matthew J. McLain (Consultant, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Angela Hubbard (Staff Liaison, June 1, 2015, to July 31, 2020)

Displaying active committee roster as of 06/25/2018. Last retrieved on 06/25/2018. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The Early Childhood Programs and Services consists of nine members, including two co-chairs who are appointed in alternating years. Members are appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving two-year terms and led by the committee co-chairs. (Two Co-Chairs + 7)


Established in June 1972 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

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ALSC and ALA value committed and active committee members. Qualified ALSC members are welcome to volunteer to serve on ALSC's committees. Committee members must have an interest in the work of the committee; be able to attend Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings to participate in the meetings and activities of the committee; and be able to work between conferences via e-mail and ALA Connect. Express your interest in serving on this or other ALSC committees by filling out an ALSC committee volunteer form. Depending on the committee, appointments take place either in the spring or fall. Accordingly, committee service begins either following Annual Conference or Midwinter Meeting.

Staff Liaison