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.
Upcoming ECAC Public Hearings
The ECAC will be conducting two public hearings. One on 2/28/2017 in Menands and the other on 4/25/2017 in Westchester.Read More...
New York's Early Childhood Advisory Council is codified!
In 2016, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill formally establishing and setting forth the duties of the ECAC. See a copy of the law here.Read More...
Joint Federal Policy Statement to Support the Alignment of Health and Early Learning Systems
The US Departments of Health and Human Services and Department of Education issued a joint policy statement to help states and communities in their efforts to better coordinate, align, and enhance health and early learning systems (January 2017).Read More...
Federal Interagency Policy Statement on Early Childhood Homelessness
The United States DOE and HUD released an interagency policy statement on early childhood homelessnessRead More...
New York’s ECAC releases a study of the state of early childhood higher education in New York.
This study -- "Teaching the Teachers of our Youngest Children: The State of Early Childhood Higher Education in New York" -- is available here.Read More...