Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC)

Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC)


SUBJECT:    New York’s early childhood care and education system

PURPOSE:   To obtain input on how to improve the quality & access to early childhood care & education programs in New York State.

April 25, 2017

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Child Care Council of Westchester

313 Central Park Avenue

Scarsdale, NY 10583


Note: A public hearing was held in Menands on February 28, 2017. 

The New York State Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) was formed in 2009 to provide advice on issues related to young children and their families. The vision of the ECAC is to ensure all young children are healthy, learning, and thriving in families that are supported by a full complement of services and resources essential for successful development.

The ECAC is comprised of experts in education, health care, child welfare and mental health. Members represent state agencies, advocacy groups, foundations, higher education, unions and other key organizations concerned with the well-being of young children and their families, as appointed by the Governor.

The ECAC is working to create a comprehensive early childhood system in New York State that provides every child with the support and services necessary to succeed in school and in life. In turn, this success will ensure stronger families, a more competitive workforce and a brighter future for New York’s economy.

To learn more about about the ECAC go to www.nysecac.org



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