Maryland Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC)

The Maryland Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) is comprised of early childhood educators, policy-makers, and community advocates from around the state.  The purpose of the ECAC is to coordinate efforts among early childhood care and education programs, conduct needs assessments concerning early childhood education and development programs and develop a statewide strategic report regarding early childhood education and care.

2018 Quarterly Meeting Dates

March 15, 2018 – Johns Hopkins University/Columbia Campus       

June 21, 2018 – MSDE     

September 20, 2018 –Johns Hopkins University/Columbia Campus                  

December 20, 2018 - MSDE


The ECAC Statute (DOC) and the Approved Bylaws of the ECAC (PDF) provide an overview of the members of the council, appointments and terms, and the duties and procedures for conducting business. 

Important ECAC documents:

Meeting Minutes