About the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance

Founded in 2002, the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance is a statewide organization committed to improving outcomes in the areas of learning, health, safety and economic security, for children ages birth to eight. Our goal is for all children in Connecticut to enter kindergarten healthy, eager to learn, and ready for school success.  Our guiding vision is that families have strategies and capacity for early care and education so that each child is supported by  comprehensive and interconnected services including early learning, nutrition, and social, emotional,  and physical health.

The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance has a proven record as the go-to organization for early childhood in Connecticut.  Since its inception, Alliance-led efforts have resulted in:

  • A state agency devoted to early childhood, the Office of Early Childhood.
  • The creation of more preschool spaces for low-income children.
  • Closer coordination with early childhood experts, colleagues and other leaders at the national level.
  • Placement of thousands of stories and interviews in the news media providing education and awareness on early childhood issues and research in such outlets as Connecticut NPR, NBC, and Fox affiliates as well as traditional and online news sources.


The Alliance is an unincorporated entity.  The fiscal agent for the Alliance is the Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS), a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit organization.