EXCELLENCE IN EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION

WITH EQUAL ACCESS FOR ALL FAMILIES

WAYS TO give 

It costs $14,144 for a year of infant child care.

There are nearly 150,000 working mothers of young children in NY.

The Early Care & Learning Council has been a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization since 1975. The State of New York has been one of its largest funders. However, with budget cuts that have yet to be restored and an ever-increasing need for our services, ECLC raises funds to meet its mission and have the maximum impact across the entire state.


Help the next generation of New Yorkers succeed.

Average annual tuition at

a state college is $7,292.

250,000 babies are born in New York each year.

Strong Start New York

The Early Care & Learning Council's annual giving program raises funds to supplement its advocacy and public policy work, improving general operations to support high quality early learning, as well as special projects and new initiatives, each year.  Read more >


Leave a Legacy

Join ECLC's Legacy Society by including the organization in your estate plans. In the future, members of the Legacy Society will be invited to special Society-member only events.  Plan ahead >


Tribute Gifts

If a friend, colleague or family member recently welcomed a young child to their family, you can make a lasting investment for all babies in New York by giving in their honor. Wish to honor the memory of a loved one? Make a gift in memory of someone special.  Give today >