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

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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No matter what community you live in....Child Care workers have been among the local heroes ...they always have been and they always will be...perhaps we could start paying them what they are worth?Thank you to all of our child care workers who are providing critical services to all of our expanding definition of essential employees who need to report to work, and rely on child care workers to watch over their children. In this time, we understand how vital accessible, affordable, quality child care is to our society because so many of us lack access to affordable and quality child care.

Our office will releasing our new report, “The Child Care Gap: How the Price of Child Care Impact ‘The Deal’ of Living in Nassau County.” Stay tuned for the release!

Nassau BOCES
Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc.
Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
NYS Council on Children and Families
Day Care Services (DSS)
Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone (AGAPE LI)
Family & Children's Association
Choice For All
Help Me Grow Long Island
Long Island Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement Center
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Early Childhood Alliance

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

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