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 across the state.  The purpose of the ECAC is to coordinate efforts among early 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.

The 2019 ECAC Meeting Schedule:

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 (COMPLETED)
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Montgomery College

Download Meeting Documents here:

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Montgomery College (Rockville Campus) 51 Mannakee St. Rockville, MD 20850
Parking: Free Onsite (ECAC members and attendees can park in any student-marked spaces. The closest parking location is Lot 11. Find a map of the campus here.)

(All meeting dates fall on the second Wednesday of the month from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.)

2019 Meeting Minutes and Supporting Documents:


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. 

2019 Priorities

    For more information about the State ECAC, please email:

    The ECAC Contact List (PDF) provides names and contact information for each member.

    The 2019 Maryland Commission on Innovation & Excellence in Education Interim Report and Press Release