The Early Childhood Alliance (ECA) is a diverse cross-section of the community stakeholders that impact the early childhood system in Onondaga County. The ECA was launched in January 2015. The Alliance works within the larger community to develop a coordinated and strategic early childhood system.
“Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing” is a key strategy of the Early Childhood Alliance (ECA) aimed at improving school readiness among children in Onondaga County by recognizing that parents are their child’s first and most important teacher. The ECA’s initiative is modeled on the national “Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing” developed by Too Small To Fail. Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing reminds parents that learning begins at birth and provides parents with the tools to strengthen the start for their child.