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, November 13, 2019 (Completed)

    Meeting Materials

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


    2020 Meeting Dates

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - Location TBD
    Wednesday, May 6, 2020- Location TBD
    Wednesday, August 5, 2020- Location TBD
    Wednesday, November 4, 2020- Location TBD

    2019 Meeting Minutes and Supporting Documents:

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

    Download Meeting Documents here:


    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