WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 19: A cherry tree is in full bloom in front of the U.S. Capitol on March 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. Unseasonably warm weather has caused Washington's spring flowers and the famous cherry blossoms to bloom early. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

SHOUT OUT to ECEC Member Primrose Schools for representing the U.S. with their sponsorship of, and participation in the 2017 World Forum in Auckland New Zealand!

SHOUT OUT to ECEC Member Teaching Strategies on their release of the Third Edition of The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care!

SHOUT OUT to ECEC Member McCormick for their survey onSupporting Early Childhood Professionals: A Study of Professional Development Opportunities in Center-based Programs

SHOUT OUT to ECEC Member Teaching Strategies for being Recognized for Excellence and Innovation in Early Learning by the Association of American Publishers!

SHOUT OUT to ECEC Member KinderCare Learning Centers for being featured in the Miami Herald’s articleAs work schedules become flexible, so do options for childcare

SHOUT OUT to ECEC Member Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for the launch of “STRIVE for 5: Talk, Read, Sing Early Learning Boot Camp

SHOUT OUT to ECEC Board of Directors Member Ann O’Brien for being featured in News Works’ article Sugary drinks tax gets love at Council hearing

SHOUT OUT to ECEC MemberKinderCare Education for hosting Hillary Clinton in Loudoun County, Va., to highlight the importance of high-quality early care and education.

 KinderCare Clinton

SHOUT OUT to ECEC Member Teaching Strategies’ CEO Kai-lee Berke for her blog in the Huffington Post Beyond Readiness: The Impact of Early Childhood Educators

SHOUT OUT to ECEC Member Primrose School for hosting North Carolina’s US Senator Richard Burr!

Richard Burr Primrose



SHOUT OUT TO M.-A. Lucas for her article in the Hechinger Report How the military went from having childcare in Quonset huts and stables to being the “premier” system – and why don’t more people study it?

SHOUT OUT to ECEC Member AdvancED’s CEO Dr. Mark Elgart for the release of his white paper Designing State Accountability Systems for Continuous School Improvement: A Call to Action

SHOUT OUT TO ECEC Member KinderCare Education for their latest state advocacy efforts in Louisiana – KinderCare Center Pre-K Teacher Asks State Legislatures to Sustain Pre-K Funding

SHOUT OUT TO ECEC Member Council for Professional Recognition for the release of their first quarter white paper “Routes to Competency

SHOUT OUT to ECEC Member Montgomery Early Learning Centers for the release of their report Early Childhood Education Teachers 2.0: Strategies to Transform the Profession For more information, read’s article Study: They’re teaching pre-K, for janitor’s pay

SHOUT OUT TO OUR ECEC Members who were named Master Leaders by Exchange Magazine!

Master Leaders:

  1. Buffy Owens (Kkama’aina Kids/ Child Care Business Coalition
  2. Linda Janulis – Easter Seals ( DC, MD , VA) VP Children Services

Exceptional Master Leaders:

  1. Jo Kirchner- Primrose Schools
  2. Kathy Boe- Knowledge Universe
  3. Linda Hassan Anderson – Knowledge Universe
  4. M.-A. Lucas – ECEC Executive Director

And a SHOUT OUT to ECEC Policy Director Rachel Demma, ECEC Executive Board Member Chad Dunkley, and Jill Bella from the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership for being named as Exceptional Emerging Leaders by Exchange Magazine!

Exchange magazine’s May/June 2015 issue features emerging leaders in the field of Early Care and Education. One selected leader is featured on the Exchange cover. Forty-nine Exceptional Leaders and 55 Promising Leaders are pictured and their stories told in the cover feature. And all leaders who completed the application process and were selected are included in the online version of the article.