January 24, 2023

January 2023 ELCC Steering Committee Update

by the Jimmy Pratt Foundation Board of Directors

Jimmy Pratt Foundation

We’re proud to introduce two new members to our Early Learning and Childcare (ELCC) Steering Committee. Debbie Ingram is the Child Development Coordinator at First Light in St. John’s. Abby Webb is the mother of three young children from Nain, Nunatsiavut (living in Happy Valley-Goose Bay).

Committee members:

Rhea Dale (Happy Valley-Goose Bay) – parent

Solange Fuekang (St. John’s) – parent

Meredith Loveys (Corner Brook) – educator

Susan Lunt (St. John’s) – educator

Debbie Ingram (St. John’s) – educator

Precious Octavious (St. John’s) – parent

Constanza Safatle (St. John’s) – parent

Michealea Silver (Killbride) – educator

Charlotte Warford (South River) – educator

Abby Webb (Happy Valley-Goose Bay) – parent

About the committee: As part of the Foundation’s work to engage the people closest to children and their families, we established our ELCC Steering Committee in Fall 2022. This committee includes parents, educators and advocates for ELCC from across Newfoundland and Labrador. This committee meets regularly to inform the Foundation’s work on ELCC and reports to the Board of Directors. The Steering Committee complements the Board of Directors with their lived and professional expertise with ELCC issues. Each steering committee member is eligible to sit for up to three three-month terms, and each member receives an honorarium in exchange for their time and contribution to the Foundation’s work.

Are you interested in joining our ELCC steering committee? We welcome expressions of interest from parents and educators of children 0-6 anywhere in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our meetings are conducted remotely. As positions open up on the committee we will consider new members.