Governance and Coordination
Work with our partners to create and maintain a centralized data hub that publicly shares the quality improvement and progress of system-level initiatives.
Partner with other organizations and initiatives to advocate for policies and programs at the regional, state, and federal level that benefit our ECS.
Help create an ECS that is easier to navigate so that families can connect with the providers that best meet their priorities.
Funding and Access
Increase the number of available high-quality, nurturing, and loving childcare opportunities.
Make high-quality early childhood care and education affordable so that all children can benefit from birth to age 5.
Work to ensure increased financial resources and more equitable and transparent distribution of financial resources across providers.
Bring families into the decision-making process and provide a platform for them to voice their priorities, concerns, and ideas.
Establish one set of standards for evaluating high-quality care.
Solidify the importance of child development as a shared value within the region.
Promote quality and more equitably coordinate opportunities for support with providers and caregivers seeking to learn new skills and practices.
Ensure providers have a seat at the table to bring their perspectives and experiences to the design and decision-making processes.
Make high-quality early childhood care and education work for the budgets, time constraints, work schedules, and support needs of families.
Promote and encourage open and honest relationships between providers and families to ensure the entire family’s physical, mental, emotional, and social needs are met, and ensure a system of support effectively meets families’ needs.
Create and maintain an open network of support for and between providers to share and coordinate resources, knowledge, and experiences.
Explore the creation of formal shared services alliances, networks, and unions for childcare providers.