The federal government required Governors to establish, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act included funding to support, State Advisory Councils on Early Childhood Education and Care. The goal of the state councils is to help strengthen statewide coordination and collaboration among the wide range of early childhood programs and services in the state, including child care, Head Start, Early Head Start, IDEA preschool and infants and families programs, pre-kindergarten, and other early childhood care and education programs. In New York State, we have expanded the scope of our collaboration to include human service, mental health, and health care supports and services.
In response to this initiative, the Council on Children and Families has developed the the NYS Early Childhood Advisory Council, ECAC. To learn more about ECAC, please visit the ECAC home page. Previous ECAC Newsletters have been archived and are listed below.
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