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.

2021 Virtual Meeting Dates and Materials

  1. November 3, 2021 Agenda I Presentation I Blueprint PreK 
  2. August 4, 2021 Presentation 
  3. May 5, 2021 Presentation
  4. February 3, 2021 Presentation

2020 Virtual Meeting Dates

  1. Wednesday, May 6, 2020 (10:00am-12:00pm) Agenda l Webinar Recording l Meeting TranscriptPresentation l Readiness Matters
  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 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 Priorities

For more information about the State ECAC, please email:

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