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 cooperate as appropriate with other ALSC committees and other associations working with the young child to initiate activities and projects.


Ms. Wendy Dunn (Co-Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Jennifer Abler (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Jessica Beal (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Katelyn C. Martens-Rodriguez (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)

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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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