The Early Childhood Alliance

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 Strategy

“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.

The ECA Initiatives

Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing

Develop a community campaign aimed at empowering parents as their child’s first “brain builder”

Comprehensive Screening

Develop a community-wide system for comprehensive screening & early intervention

Child Care & Early Learning

Increase the number of children that have high quality child care & early learning experiences

Support for Pregnant and Parenting Women

Ensure comprehensive supports for pregnant women, parenting families and women of childbearing age

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Early Childhood Alliance

CNY Philanthropy Center
431 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

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