Who We Are

The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance is a statewide membership and advocacy organization committed to improving outcomes in the areas of learning, health, safety and economic security, for children ages birth to eight.

Our Goal

All children in Connecticut will enter kindergarten healthy, eager to learn, and ready for school success.

Our Vision

We envision a time when all Connecticut children are born healthy, live safely within their home and community, and have ongoing opportunities for successful learning. We want all Connecticut children to grow up eager to learn and ready for school success, and we want their families to become, if they are not already, economically self-sufficient. We respect families as the cradle of learning, and we seek to ensure that all families can access opportunities and services that strengthen this critical role.


ACES Early Childhood Services
Alliance for Bloomfield’s Children
All Our Kin, Inc.
Best Beginnings – Clinton
Bridgeport Alliance for Young Children
Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition
Brighter Futures Initiative of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Canaan Child Care Center
CFDCAN – CT Family Day Care Associations Network Inc.
Child and Family Agency of Southeast Connecticut
Childcare Learning Centers, Inc.
Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)
Catholic Charities
Child First
Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Inc.
Children’s Adventure Center
Children First Norwich/School Readiness Council
Children First Southeastern Connecticut
Children’s Trust Fund Council
Community Renewal Team, Inc. (CRT)
Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs
Connecticut Association for Education of Young Children
Connecticut Association for Human Services
Connecticut Association for Infant Mental Health
Connecticut Birth to Three System
Connecticut Child Care Association
Connecticut Coalition for Child Development Education
Connecticut Commission on Children
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
Connecticut Education Association
Connecticut Family Resource Center Alliance
Connecticut Head Start Association,  Connecticut Health and Education Facilities Authority
Connecticut Institute for Communities, Inc.
Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
Connecticut Parent Power
Connecticut Voices for Children
Cradle to Career Winchester Early Childhood Council

Cromwell Early Childhood/School Readiness Council
CSEA/SEIU Local 2001
CT After School Network
CT Charts-A-Course
Danbury Children First, Inc.
Danbury School Readiness Council
Danbury’s Promise for Children Partnership
The Diaper Bank
Discovery Zone Learning Center
Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington
Early Childhood Education Cabinet
East Shore Child Development Center
E.C. Brown Consulting
ECHN’s Manchester Memorial Hospital Family Development Center
Educational Playcare
Enfield KITE
Evans & Associates LLC
Even Start
Family Centered Services of CT, Inc.
Gateway Community College Early Learning Center
Gesell Institute of Child Development
Good Shepherd Child Development Center
Greater Hartford Interfaith Coalition for Equity and Justice
Hall Neighborhood House – Care Around the Clock
Hamden’s Partnership for Young Children
Hartford Area Child Care Collaborative
Hospital for Special Care Child Care
Jeffrey Daniels Consulting
Joni’s Child Care and Preschool
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Meriden Children First
Meriden School Readiness Council
Middlesex Coalition for Children
Middletown School Readiness Council
Montessori Schools of CT
Naugatuck Discovery

New Britain Early Childhood Collaborative
New Haven Early Childhood Council
New Opportunities, Inc.
Norwalk Early Childhood Council
Old Saybrook Youth and Family Services
Plymouth Early Childhood Council
Reach Out and Read
Read To Grow
Regional YMCA of Western CT
RESC Alliance
Riverfront Children’s Center, Inc.
Sleeping Giant Day Care, Inc.
Social Justice and Advocacy Committee of CT Episcopal Diocese
Stamford Early Childhood Collaborative
State Education Resource Center (SERC)
State Funded Child Development Centers Directors Forum
St. Mark’s Day Care Center, Inc.
Stork Club, Inc.
TEAM Early Education
The Children’s Center of New Milford
The Diaper Bank
Therapy Unlimited
Torrington Child Care Center
Torrington Early Childhood Collaborative
Town of Enfield Child Development Center
United Way of Connecticut 211 Childcare
Viking Global Foundation
Village for Families and Children
Wallingford Community Day Care
WECARE – Wallingford Early Childhood Alliance Resource Education
Waterbury Bridge to Success
Westbrook Early Childhood Council
Wheeler Clinic
William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund. Windham Willimantic Child Care
Windsor Early Childhood Council
Women’s League Inc. Child Development Center
YWCA Hartford Region.


The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance is supported by generous funding from the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, Connecticut Community Foundation, and The Children’s Fund of Connecticut.