Our Vision

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

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Our Mission Statement

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

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


  • Growth
  • Knowledge
  • Strategies
  • Interests


  • Respect
  • Inspiration
  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Reflection
  • Appreciation


  • Trust
  • Safe
  • Comfort
  • Support
  • Connected
  • Inclusive
  • Encouragement
  • Care
  • Kindness