There are so many easy and important ways you can support New York State's youngest residents.


Advocate

When you advocate for higher quality early learning, you're advocating for a stronger economy, a skilled workforce, and strong communities. Sometimes, all it takes is signing an online petition or joining an advocacy event.  Find out more about our Public Policy and Advocacy initiatives >


Donate

All donations to the Early Care & Learning Council are used to strengthen outcomes for New York's 1.4 million children under 5 years, as well as the 250,000 babies that are born in our state each year. Donate now >


Intern or Volunteer

Many talented and enthusiastic interns and volunteers have graciously given their time to ECLC through the years. On average, we accommodate 2 interns or volunteers per semester. Learn more >


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Work with us

We are currently hiring, view our opportunities to join the ECLC team. Careers >

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EXCELLENCE IN EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION

WITH EQUAL ACCESS FOR ALL FAMILIES

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