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 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, February 13, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

(All meeting dates fall on the second Wednesday of the month; 10:00AM-3:00PM; Locations = TBD)


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

View Previous Meetings (Supporting Documents):

March 15, 2018 CCDF (Draft) State Plan and Workgroups:

  1. Child Care Subsidy
  2. Family Engagement
  3. Quality Improvement
  4. Licensing Standards/Monitoring
  5. Recruitment/Retaining Quality Workforce

Meeting Minutes:

For more information about the State ECAC, please email: