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.


Mr. Matthew J. McLain (Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Saroj Ghoting (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Deanna Lynn Gouzie (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Roxanne Landin (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Mrs. Stephanie Saba (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Emily Ruth Scherrer (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Kara Walker (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Michelle M. Willis (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Barbara Klipper (Consultant, July 1, 2012, to August 1, 2013)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2013. Last retrieved on 04/23/2017. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The Early Childhood Programs and Services consists of eight members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving 2-year terms and led by the committee chair. (Chair + 7)


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

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