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...
Message from the chairs
Welcome to the New York State Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) website. It is an incredibly exciting time in early childhood education! Never before has New York or the nation focused so much attention and resources on early childhood. To stay informed about all that is happening to ensure the success of New York's young children, we hope that you sign up to receive the ECAC newsletter (see grey box above) and visit the ECAC website often.