The Early Childhood Alliance

The Early Childhood Alliance (ECA) was launched in 2015 with the bold vision that all children in Onondaga County are healthy, thriving, and ready to succeed in school and in life. Composed of a diverse cross-section of community stakeholders impacting the County’s early childhood system, the ECA is committed to advancing bold solutions that are evidenced-based and grounded in family and community voice.

The ECA Initiatives

Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing

Helping parents recognize their power to boost their children’s early brain and vocabulary development through simple, everyday actions.

Reproductive Well-Being

Reducing unintended pregnancies and promoting reproductive wellness for all women in Onondaga County.

Help Me Grow Onondaga

Empowering parents and caregivers with knowledge about child development and increasing developmental screening.

Child Care Quality Improvement Pilot

Improving the quality of infant and toddler child care, resulting in optimal child development and school readiness.

Parents in Partnership Initiative

Increasing parent voice and engagement in the work of the Early Childhood Alliance and its partner organizations.


Ensuring all children have equal possibilities from the start by using education to break the cycle of poverty for low-income families.

Upcoming Events

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Congratulations to Bethany Creaser Catholic Charities of Onondaga County and the team from Healthy Start at the Onondaga County Health Department for a great discussion about parenting. Proud to work with this amazing team! #earlychildhood #parentsmatter #earlylearningThank you to our friends at WCNY for having Bethany Creaser, the leader of our Clinical, Family, & Peer Support Services, on the latest episode of Cycle of Health. Bethany and partners from #SyracuseHealthyStart talk about the importance of supporting expecting parents and parents with children in their early years. A number of services in our community are available. These program experts share more about the resources families can utilize in order to help them raise healthy and happy babies.

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Early Childhood Alliance

Salt City Market
484 South Salina Street
Second Floor
Syracuse, NY 13202

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