Prioritizing Early Childhood Educators for the COVID Vaccine

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollouts gain momentum, ECFC and our early childhood partners are concerned with the prioritization of and access to the vaccine for early childhood educators/child care providers.   Among the early challenges we know EC/child care providers were […]

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ECFC Racial Equity Learning Series for Members

ECFC partnered with School Readiness Consulting (SRC) and Liberated Development to present a series of five (5) virtual learning opportunities for ECFC members in the fall of 2020. Topics built on: Learning approaches identified in our 2019/2020 framework for addressing racial […]


Partnering with Policymakers and Community Members to Position Dual Language Learners for Success

On October 15th, ECFC, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and Philanthropy Advocates hosted a cutting-edge discussion for funders on how to make strategic investments and restructure biased policies that affect a third of the nation’s children from birth to […]

Strengthening the Teacher of Color Pipeline in Tribal communities

  November 6th Virtual Session Co-hosted by ECFC and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Place-based culturally responsive programming is vital to improving the education and health trajectories of young children and their families. In order to prepare our early learning […]

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Impact of Trauma on Early Relational Health

On  August 25, 2020, ECFC’s Early Relational Health and Racial Equity Workgroups hosted a join book club-style discussion on an episode of the “On Being with Krista Tippett” podcast. On this episode, therapist and trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem is working with […]

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ECFC Peer Sharing on Racial Equity

On June 4, 2020 as part of our weekly COVID-19 peer sharing calls for EC funders, we hosted a peer sharing call on Racial Equity.  We appreciate so many funders engaging in an honest way about how racial injustices manifest […]

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Framing Early Relational Health

On Thursday June 25, 2020, the ECFC Early Relational Health Workgroup hosted a “Book Club” Meeting to discuss Building Relationships: Framing Early Relational Health, a new report from the Frameworks Institute. With support of the Perigee Fund, the Center for […]


Funding Our Future: Generating State and Local Tax Revenue for Quality Early Care and Education

Thanks to the work of early childhood leaders across the country, support for early care and education is on the rise. But funding gaps pose a significant challenge to making quality early care and education a reality for more children. […]

Lessons from Hawai’i: Cultural Equity Spurs Deeper Child Learning & Development

Grantmakers for Education, 2019 Annual Conference – October 23, 2019, New Orleans Organized by ECFC & W. K. Kellogg Foundation, featuring Samuel N. and Mary L. Castle Foundation and Omidyar Network  Cultural equity is key to improving the education and health […]

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