Our Early Childhood Leadership Academy (ECLA) provides leaders with dynamic and collective learning experiences to enhance their capacity to influence early childhood policy leading to positive outcomes for young children and their families.

We offer coaching, consultation and programs using an anti-racist and equity framework to build the capacity of leaders on early childhood science, social service systems and current issues affecting young children and their families. We highlight opportunities to influence equitable policy development, resource allocation and alignment across systems. Participants include leaders from the field of early childhood as well as elected officials, judges, heads of state agencies, members of law enforcement, board members, and community leaders.

Our goal is to develop leadership in early childhood advocacy to influence policies for healthy early childhood programs and child development policies.

UPDATE: We are excited to announce that our Executive Fellows program is returning this summer with our 2022 cohort. Sessions will be held August 3-5 2022 and September 28-30, 2022.


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