About the Early Care and Education Consortium
The Early Care and Education Consortium is a non-profit alliance of America's leading providers of quality early learning programs. Consortium members operate more than 8,200 licensed centers in every state, caring for and educating over one million children every day across the country. The Early Care and Education Consortium is an advocacy voice for child care providers as policies for child care and early learning develop and change across the country.
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Quote of the Week
"ECEC has become the leading voice of high-quality community-based early care and education providers in the nation. ECEC members are united in their belief that all children and families, regardless of background, should have access to a high-quality early educational experience of their choice. ECEC members are committed to ensuring the provision of high-quality services for young children through multiple external accountability measures including national accreditation, state quality rating and improvement systems, and kindergarten entry assessments."
-Celia Sims, VP Government Relations, Knowledge Universe
Shout Out of the Week
SHOUT OUT to ECEC Board Member Valora Washington of the Council for Professional Recognition for her NIEER blog post Finishing the job we started: the next best step in early childhood education!