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 & Communities THRIVE 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.

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Help Me Grow Program Director Summer Merrick discusses the practice of developmental screening using the Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ®-3 & ASQ®:SE-2); the importance of developmental screening to identify and address concerns early; and how to partner with Help Me Grow to conduct developmental screenings with families you serve and connect them to needed resources. ... See MoreSee Less

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Early Childhood Alliance

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

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