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Grant copy and other for the Board

Sunday, October 16th, 2011


The October board meeting is this Thursday the 20th at 6:30pm at the office of AOS Research in the Cotton Exchange same as last meeting.  Jennifer Baca has previously sent the agenda and attachments for discussion.

We submitted the Eshelman Foundation grant requesting $60,000 for an Educational Coordinator and Outreach Program for 2012.  I’ve attached a copy of the grant only and position budget in this post.  A full copy of what was submitted with supportive letters will be given to you at the meeting.  When you open the pdf document the first page will appear blank, scroll down.  This is their application and all of the Bold titles are their questions we needed to answer for the program we are proposing and they also gave instructions to how many pages each section could be.

MCEF attended two community shows this past weekend.  PPD’s annual Vendor and Non-Profit fair and the 1st annual CFaeyc Fair.  The latter is the regional chapter of the national Assoc. of Early Education for Young Children.  Each show produced leads for volunteers and some business and pre-school networking contacts and my report is attached below.

See you Thursday.

Joan Loch



Joan’s report:

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Dear Board,

Susan Donner, Secretary has submitted the minutes for the August board meeting.  This link will take you to the PDF file.

Please email Susan Donner with any corrections or changes you may have prior to the next meeting.

Please note the next board meeting will be October 20th 6:30pm at the AOS conference room.


Joan Loch

Follow Up from the Board Meeting

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

A few housekeeping items staff related to discussions at the meeting…


1.  The golf volunteer meeting will be held Tuesday the 23rd 6pm at 4310 Tillson Rd. Wilmington, NC 28412 in the Ashley Park neighborhood off of St. Andrews Drive which is off of 17th Street.  Your help in our efforts to secure Tee/Green sponsors and raffle prizes will greatly improve our overall success.

2.  Remember Golf Participants are needed.  Our website now has a page for the tournament where the registration form is able to be downloaded.  Payment is easy through Paypal by selecting the Donate Now button.

3.  I created a compilation of articles that have recently appeared in several NC papers regarding a recent decision by Judge Manning to require all at-risk children pre-school enrollment regardless of the GOP budget cuts.  Politically it was orchestrated by Gov. Perdue’s office, based on a 90’s legal action.  The GOP Senate is fighting it.  Ironically it has added a new set of costs with the creation of a new division to manage the mandate and application process.  Where will it all lead?  Not sure, but NC is being monitored at the national level at PRE-K Now and Early Education Watch.   Judge Manning’s Mandate Articles  It does confirm our mission in the community can fill some of the gap that will likely be the fallout from this all.  Raising the dollars to do it is the task.

4.  Of all the articles I have been reading, the one by James Heckman included in this compilation of articles really resonates with me on the intangible long-term benefit of investing in our children in pre-school.  Like most of us who had stay at home moms, no 150 channels of TV, no Wii or Xbox, smaller classrooms in Kindergarten and a focus on teaching quality as we grew up as baby boomers, Pre-School wasn’t even around.  Heck, for me Kindergarten wasn’t even mandatory.  But times are different, the lives of young families is different.  James’s “soft skills” analysis is very interesting related to future job training.

Enjoy the weekend…Joan


Monday, August 1st, 2011


A PDF copy of the Articles of Incorporation are posted here for review prior to the next board meeting on August 18th.

Joan Loch



Chicago 25 year study results

Monday, July 18th, 2011

At the retreat Ed spoke about the long term Chicago study that SCIENCE published in June 2011.  This study is probably the first that legitimizes with hard data the fact that Pre-School has a long term positive impact on the lives of students as they continue in school and life.   Here are two links to the data:

1.  Reprints from two articles reporting the results of the the long-term study that  followed 1,539 children born in 1979-80.

2. Actual study as reported in SCIENCE.

Minutes June 24th Meeting

Monday, July 11th, 2011


Please select June 24 Meeting Minutes for a copy of the minutes.  They will be voted on at the August 18th meeting.