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School Readiness Coalition

Why It's Important

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

How It Works

The Baltimore City ECAC is co-led by representatives from 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 School System • Baltimore’s Promise • Behavioral Health System 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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