Childhood and Youth

Agendas, presentations, etc. listed below are in .pdf, unless otherwise indicated.

2023 meeting dates: January (none), February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November (none), December 13


  • The Kinder Institute for Urban Research has compiled data and written a report on the impact of state takeovers of school districts. Read the article here.
  • Let the City of Houston know that funding early childhood initiatives is a priority for you! Your input will help prioritize how the City spends the remaining $400 million of the approximately $600 million the City is receiving through the American Rescue Plan. The first half of the funds were received in May, and the balance will be received in May 2022. The City has identified four key areas to allocate ARP funding, including Quality & Accessible Education and Childcare. Other identified areas include crime prevention, solid waste management and affordable housing. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey here.
  • Houston’s Strategic Plan for Early Childhood Education
    Director Jankovska is seeking your input and welcomes your suggestions before the draft is finalized. See a draft of the plan here. If you have additional information to share, please submit it to
  • Houston Pre-K Leadership Council
    A new council has been created through a partnership with the Mayor's Office of Education and the Childhood and Youth Committee. The Houston Pre-K Leadership Council identified the following barriers to success in addressing the challenges of quality early childhood initiatives. See them here.

Agendas and Backup Documents (.pdf, unless otherwise indicated)

Note: All meetings will be held in hybrid mode until further notice. The meetings will be aired on HTV and be broadcast as Microsoft Teams Live Events. The meetings can be watched in person at the Council Chambers, but restrictions regarding masks, allowable room capacity, and seating arrangements may be in place.

  • August 12, 2020 -- None
  • June 10, 2020 -- Rescheduled
  • May 13, 2020 -- Postponed
  • March 11, 2020 -- In response to the Mayor’s 3/11/20 joint press conference cancelling events due to Coronavirus-related concerns, the Childhood & Youth Committee meeting and reception scheduled for 3/11/20 was postponed.