1st & 3rd Thursdays with ECFC

Reflecting new opportunities the new year brings, ECFC’s programming is taking shape around the Philanthropy’s Role in Social Change (“inside and outside strategies”), while continuing our focus on COVID-19 responses in the early childhood space and racial equity in early childhood philanthropy and services.

Building on our successful COVID- 19 calls in 2020, ECFC will host a combination of peer sharing, deep dive discussions, and webinars for for EC funders on 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 3pm ET.  

Upcoming Dates & Topics:

July 1st – ECFC will discuss emerging themes from interviews conducted with Black non-profit leaders by Sherri Killins Stewart and Dr. Aisha Ray, and implications for early childhood funders. Register here.
July 17th – Championing Equity for Children in Our Communities – ECFC will share a new toolkit for early childhood funders seeking to invest in immigrant children and other bilingual or multilingual children.   

Past Dates & Topics:

June 3rd Learning Loss and Equity, discussion with The Children’s Equity Project, Campaign for Grade Level Reading, Center for Equity and Excellence, and the National Black Child Development Institute for a discussion on learning loss as a result of the pandemic, what kids might have gained during this time, how lessons from the early childhood field can inform early grades to ameliorate effects of school shut downs, and what should funders think about as kids get back in school this coming year.
May 20th – How Philanthropy Can Support Federal Early Learning Priorities – discussion with Miriam Calderon,Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Learning at the U.S. Department of Education
May 1st, Peer sharing around funder efforts to support implementation of the American Rescue Plan (ECFC members contact ECFC for archive information).  
April 15th, Getting to a National Yes on Health Care: Can we do the Same for Child Care and Paid Leave?, featuring key players in funding and organizing the movement that led the passage of the Affordable Care Act and the preservation of the ACA through multiple attacks to repeal it.
April 1st, How Can Philanthropy Support Federal EC Priorities, a discussion with Katie Hamm, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood
March 18th, Life-long negative impacts of COVID-19 on Mother-Infant Outcomes, co-hosted by Einhorn Collaborative
March 4th, Organizing for Equity from the Ground Up, co-hosted by the Raising Child Care Fund, featuring grassroots organizers from DC, MI, and MN.
February 18th, Transitions and Partnering with the New Administration, ECFC in-depth  funder discussion.
February 4th, Prioritizing EC Educators for the COVID Vaccine, featuring the National Association for the Education of Young Children; Child Care Aware of America, and the National Association of Family Child Care
January 7th, How Philanthropy Can Support Aligned Priorities in the New Administration: Building Partnerships for 2021 and Beyond, co-hosted with Hispanics in Philanthropy, Economic Opportunity Funders, SWB Strategic Solutionss and Freedman Consulting LLC.


See individual event pages for registration and access information if not noted above.