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School Readiness Coalition

Why It's Important

Children who are ready for the start of school are more likely to enjoy academic success, attain higher levels of education, and secure employment. The Baltimore City Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) is a group of early childhood partners who come together regularly to ensure that we work together as effectively as possible to serve Baltimore City families and improve school readiness.  

How It Works

The Baltimore City ECAC is co-led by representatives from Baltimore City Schools Office of Early Learning, the Baltimore City Child Care Coalition, and Family League of Baltimore.  We review data on school readiness and other early childhood programs, set strategic priorities, and monitor our progress.

What the Coalition is Doing

The Baltimore City ECAC is in the process of refining its three-year strategic priorities and revising its bylaws.  Once this work is complete, this section will be updated.

Who is at the Table

Abell Foundation • Annie E. Casey Foundation • Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading • Baltimore City Child Care Coalition • Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center • Baltimore City Head Start Collaborative • Baltimore City Health Department • Baltimore City Public Schools • Baltimore’s Promise • Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore • Enoch Pratt Free Library • Family League of Baltimore; Improving Education • Maryland Family Network • Maryland chapter of the American Association of Pediatrics • Mayor’s Office of Family and Children Success • University of Maryland School of Social Work, Institution for Innovation and Implementation • Wright Family Foundation

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