Engaging Members on Programming and Organizational Priorities
ECFC committees and workgroups engage members to design and implement ECFC programming, and to provide forums for members to engage each other in issues of shared interest. Connect with staff contacts to learn more about participating in these committees and workgroups, and to explore other ways to engage with ECFC.
Racial Equity Workgroup
Advises on ways ECFC can advance racial equity in early childhood services and early childhood philanthropy, a high priority area of our mission and vision; and helps shape and direct strategies to address racial equity through three approaches – Learning, Practice and Collaborative Action.
Staff Contact: Shannon Rudisill or Keami.Harris@ecfunders.org
Learn more about ECFC's racial equity workgroup, and work to date.
EC Finance Workgroup
This workgroup sunsetted in March 2022 after several years of providing a forum for ECFC members to identify common themes for synergy across EC strategic financing strategies; showcase innovative strategies, models and research related to financing child- and parent-focused services and supports.
Early Relational Health Workgroup
Provides a forum for exploring early relational health intersections with ECFC and member early childhood interests, focused on parent/caregiver – child relationships from a relational/interaction frame in every setting where these relationships are present (home, early learning, health care, etc.).
Contact: Rena Large
American Rescue Plan Workgroup
In 2021, this workgroup provided a forum for strategically align funder response to new federal funds for child care and early childhood systems coming to states, tribes, and localities, and explore philanthropy's role in making the most of this opportunity.