Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
New York State Early Childhood Advisory Council
SUBJECT: New York’s early childhood care and education system
PURPOSE: To obtain input on how to improve the quality and access to New York’s early childhood care and education programs
February 28, 2017
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Capital District Child Care Council
Menands, NY 12204
April 25, 2017
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Child Care Council of Westchester
313 Central Park Avenue
Scarsdale, NY 10583
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