Wednesday, October 16, is Founder’s Day for Early Childhood Alliance Day. ECA was incorporated on that date in 1953. It began as the West Central Neighborhood Center, then expanded operations to manage several child care centers in Fort Wayne. During its 64 years, the agency changed its name, added programs and services, and expanded its service area to 10 counties across northern Indiana. Services now child care resource and referral, professional training and development, coaching, family engagement programs, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, corporate consultation and advocacy.