The New York State Pyramid Model Partnership is promoting the statewideRead More...
use of the Pyramid Model, an evidence-based framework proven to be an
effective approach to building social and emotional competence in early
care and education programs.
Fiscal Model for Early Childhood Services
The Fiscal Model uses state data tools to support fiscal, policy and long rangeRead More...
planning for children and families initiatives within New York. Here are materials
that can help you get started!
High Quality Early Learning
Children who receive high quality early care and education do better in school and in life. Learn how the ECAC is working to unify standards and expand access to high quality programs.Read More...
Developmentally Appropriate Practice Briefs
The NYS Education Department’s Office of Early Learning, NYS AssociationRead More...
for the Education of Young Children, and the NYS Head Start Collaboration Office
teamed up to highlight key features of high quality early childhood teaching for
children from Prekindergarten through 3rd grade.
The Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) will provide strategic direction and advice to the State of New York on early childhood issues. By monitoring and guiding the implementation of a range of strategies, the ECAC supports New York in building a comprehensive and sustainable early childhood system that will ensure success for all young children.
Federal Interagency Policy Statement on Early Childhood Homelessness
The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development and Education released an interagency policy statement on early childhood homelessness that provides research and recommendations on ways in which early childhood and housing providers can collaborate to provide safe, stable and nurturing environments for pregnant women and families with young children who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.Read More...
U.S. Department of Education Non-regulatory Guidance Early Learning in ESSA
The U.S. Department of Education released non-regulatory guidance to help ensure young children from birth through third-grade get the strong start they need to achieve success in school and in life. This is the Department's first comprehensive look at how the nation's new education law supports our youngest learners. The guidance is available here.Read More...
New York’s ECAC releases a study of the state of early childhood higher education in New York.
The Workforce Workgroup of the ECAC engaged the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at the University of California, Berkeley, to conduct an inventory of New York’s early childhood higher education. The report is called Teaching the Teachers of our Youngest Children: The State of Early Childhood Higher Education in New York, 2015.Read More...
ECAC Releases Guidance Briefs for Prek Administrators and Teachers
The ECAC released six briefs that provide research-based practical guidance to support effective early childhood practices that help young learners gain the foundational skills necessary to achieve success in school. The newest brief - Family Engagement - is now available! Copies of all six briefs can be downloaded here.Read More...
New York's Proposed Child Care and Development Fund Plan for FFY 2016-2018
New York State’s proposed plan to receive assistance under the Social Security Act and the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, also known as the Child Care and Development Fund, is available on the OCFS website.Read More...