Advocacy & Coalitions

Partner with Early Childhood Alliance to build better futures for children in your community.

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How ECA is helping in your community

ECA advocates for quality early childhood education efforts to strengthen communities. Our goal is to work with local and state partners to address the importance of high quality early childhood experiences and to work collaboratively to address gaps in the continuum of services for children and families.

We do this by engaging in the development of Early Childhood Coalitions...

Allen County Focus On 5 Logo

Focus on Five
Active Member
Allen County

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Launchpad
Active Member
Kosciusko County

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Gr8t Beginnings
Active Member
Elkhart County

Participating in community events

By informing the community of services available and assisting them in connecting to those services, we help educate consumers about the tools and resources that strengthen families and businesses.

Attending community meetings

What you can do to help in your community

You can help raise the bar on quality by getting involved and letting our leaders know that high-quality child care is important to you and your community.

Early child care and education in America is expensive, parents spend large portions of their annual income just to ensure their child or children are receiving quality early care. But if child care is so expensive, why is it that so many child care teachers struggle to make ends meet. In this video, “Why Do Parents Spend So Much on Child Care, Yet Early Childhood Educators Earn So Little?” it’ll all start to make sense.

 

As a nation, we must all come together and agree that early childhood education is a crucial part to building America’s future. We then have to encourage our elected officials to vote for affordable, high-quality early childhood education as well as a fair wage for our teachers. Let’s invest in our teachers and children.

 

Learn about what is needed at Child Care Aware of America (CCAoA).