Welcome to the New York State Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) website. It is an incredibly exciting time in early childhood education! Never before has New York or the nation focused so much attention and resources on early childhood. To stay informed about all that is happening to ensure the success of New York's young children, we hope that you visit the ECAC website often.


Patricia E. Persell, Co-Chair
New York State Council on Children & Families



Dona Anderson, Co-Chair
New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute