You are part of the board of directors for a corporate, for-profit child care program with eight centers, each with its own center director. The board has decided to recruit new board members to help ensure the work load is spread evenly across all members. You have been placed in charge of the nominating committee and are responsible for finding new potential members and orienting new members. As most members are not from the early education field, you have been asked to write a welcome letter to new members to introduce them to both the field and the role of a board member. To ensure they are well prepared for the role, also include the duties of board members as well as the advantages and disadvantages of sitting on a board.
Write a 1-page (business formatted) letter to a newly recruited board member that briefly introduces them to what early education is and what it means to sit on the board. Include what the duties of the board entail as well as the honest advantages and disadvantages of being on a board.