The Early Care and Education Consortium (ECEC) is a non-profit alliance of America’s leading national, regional, and independent providers of high-quality child care and early learning and development programs for young children.
ECEC was formed in 1999 to be a provider voice to shape public policy in support of high-quality care and education for children and families.
As the collective and unified voice for Providers of high quality programs and services for ALL families, ECEC advocates to maximize the impact of public investment in early care and learning by Increasing the productivity of the workforce of today and preparing the workforce of the future. ECEC Members are Dual Service Providers committed to continuous quality improvement and bringing quality to scale.
The Early Care and Education Consortium (ECEC) is the nation’s leading non-profit alliance of high quality Multi-State/Multi-Site Community Child Care Providers (both non-profit and tax paying), key State Child Care Associations, and National Educational Services Provider Organizations. Together ECEC Members represent and directly serve more than 1 million children birth – 8 years old and their working families in over 9,100 socially, culturally, and economically diverse centers and programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and selected international locations.
In addition, ECEC Educational Services Providers reach hundreds of thousands of additional children, families, and staff who benefit from their developmentally appropriate evidence based program and curriculum materials that strengthen the infrastructure of service delivery systems to help ensure high quality and accountability.
Learn more about our Members here.