Advisory Committee

ECEP Advisory Committee



The Childcare Advisory Committee (CAC) has two major areas of responsibility: to provide strategic and tactical advice regarding the development of the Early Childhood Education Program, and to provide assistance in developing and strengthening the ECEP's relationship with the University community. The CAC advises, promotes, and actively supports Berkeley in achieving its mission of developing a long-term, sustainable strategy for ECEP by:

  • Defining the academic philosophy of the program.
  • Integrating academic research as a feature of the program.
  • Developing a long-term, sustainable financial model for ECEP.
  • Defining child care program structure, capacity and number and type of children served.
  • Optimizing program facilities and delivery models.
  • Creating fundraising strategies.

Parents are invited to join the advisory committee. Please contact your center director if you are interested. 


Committee Members

  • Steve Hinshaw, Co-chair, Professor and Chair, Psychology, UC Berkeley
  • LeNorman Strong, Co-chair, Associate Vice Chancellor, Residential & Student Service Programs, UC Berkeley
  • Angy Stacy, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Equity, Professor of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
  • Margaret Bridges, Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Human Development, UC Berkeley (also former ECEP parent)
  • Claire Bainer, Director, Blue Skies for Children
  • Ken Jaffe, President, International Child Resource Center
  • Pamm Shaw, Executive Director, YMCA
  • Ken Kuchman, Executive Director, Witkin Foundation
  • Dr. Stephen Sutton, Associate Vice Chancellor, RSSP & Childcare Services
  • Mary-Ann Spencer Cogan, Chief of Staff, RSSP & Childcare Services
  • Dr. Veronica Ufoegbune, Executive Director, Early Childhood Education Program (ECEP)
  • Jane Esposito, ECEP Site Coordinator
  • Megan Burmeister, ECEP Administrative Assistant
  • Rebecca Tracy, retired ECEP Teacher
  • Jen King, Gradutate Student/Parent Representative
  • Laurent de Janvry, Staff Parent Representative

Contact the Advisory Committee

Questions or comments for the Advisory Committee may be sent to


Committee Notes and Updates

The CAC meeting notes and reports are available on the Resources page.