Early Care & Education Association

Our Vision

Every child and family has equitable access to developmentally appropriate early care and education.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Early Care and Education Association is to provide an opportunity for professionals working with children aged birth to 5 years to collaborate in an effort to enhance the lives of children and families in the Upper Valley.

Our Chief Goal & Driving Principle

The chief goal of the ECEA is to sustain and support our network of early childhood professionals. This network demonstrates the power of collaboration in growing efforts to sustain, expand, and improve equitable access to developmentally appropriate care in the Upper Valley. The driving principle of the network is to support professionals working with children from birth to age 5. Our initial focus was to provide these supports to center-based programs, early childhood support services, and family services. However, we do encourage those who work in family-based or after-school programs to participate in our network meetings, relevant training, and advocacy opportunities.

Our Values

  • Tapping into the power of shared knowledge and collective experience.
  • Collaboration that is inclusive, focused, safe, non-competitive, and diverse in thought and experience.
  • Collective action with reachable goals that affect positive outcomes.
  • Supportive relationships that empower, validate, and provide options for finding solutions.