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.

All dates fall on the first Wednesday of the month from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm.

2020 Virtual Meeting Dates

  1. Wednesday, May 6, 2020 (10:00am-12:00pm) Agenda l Webinar Recording l Meeting TranscriptPresentation l Readiness Matters
    • In order to make our next meeting even more successful we request that you complete a brief survey at We thank you in advance for your comments and suggestions and we assure that each suggestion will be given consideration so that future meetings will be even more of a success. 
  2. Wednesday, June 3, 2020 (10:00am-12:00pm) Agenda l Presentation l Webinar Recording
  3. Wednesday, July 1, 2020 (10:00am-12:00pm) Agenda l Presentation l Webinar Recording
  4. Wednesday, August 5, 2020 (10:00am-12:00pm) Agenda l Presentation l Webinar Recording
  5. Wednesday, November 4, 2020

2020 Meeting Minutes and Supporting Documents:

  • Wednesday, February, 5, 2020 (meeting minutes coming soon!)

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 

Meeting Materials


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 PrioritieRs

LECAC Request for Proposal

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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