ECFC Meeting

ECFC Spring 2019 Member & Collaboratives Meeting

Meeting agendas, speaker archives and contact directories for the March 11-14 ECFC Member meeting and State and Local EC Funder Collaboratives meeting.

Attendee, Speaker and Site Visit Directory

Click here for attendee, speaker and site list.  Attendees: contact ECFC for a full directory.  

March 11, 2019 State & Local Funder Collaboratives Meeting  [AGENDA]

Opening Panel – Lessons from Seasoned Collaboratives  

>DC Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative, Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat, President & CEO, Washington Area Women’s Foundation
>Oregon Early Childhood Learning CircleAbby Bush, Associate Program Officer, Early Childhood, Oregon Community Foundation
>Connecticut Early Childhood Funder CollaborativeCarol O’Donnell, Executive Director, 
>Elsa Holquin, Rose Community Foundation, Denver CO [Moderator]

Afternoon Panel – The Role of Collaboratives in Policy and Advocacy, featuring the Alliance for Early Success Philanthropy Engagement Project states

Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy ConsortiumJennifer Esterline, Executive Director
North Carolina Early Childhood Funders CollaborativeCyndi Soter-O’Neil, Senior Policy Advisor, Child Trust Foundation
> New Mexico Early Childhood Funders GroupKatie Dry, Santa Fe Community Foundation – Baby Fund

  • PowerPoint
  • Alliance for Early Success, Policy Framework [Framework]
  • Summary of Survey Findings and Recommendations: EC Advocacy among 
         Grantmakers in AZ, NM, NY and NC, Frontera Strategy, March 2017 [report]

March 12, 2019, ECFC Member Meeting (Day 1 - DC Deep Dive) 

DC Context Recommended Reading:

>Infants and Toddlers in DC: A Statistical Look at Needs and Disparities [report]>Early Learning Supply and Demand in the District of Columbia: Using Data to Identify Critical Gaps [report] [executive summary][map]>Birth-to-Three For All DC Act of 2018 [blog] [legislation] [legislative summary]>Early Learning: Improving Early Childhood in the DC’s Wards 7 and 8 [overview]>Quality Improvement Network  [overview] [flyer
>Case Study of the Pre-K for All DC Campaign [report, 91 pages]>Birth-to-Three Framework [PPT] 
>Modeling the Cost of Child Care in the District of Columbia [report, 35 pages]
>Building Support for Public Funding for Comprehensive Birth-to-Three  Supports in the District of Columbia [Bainum Family Foundation public statement]


Elizabeth Groginsky, Assistant Superintendent of Early Learning for the District of Columbia’s Office of State Superintendent of Education



Breakout Session 1: Public-Private Partnerships
[Speaker Bios] [Session Slides]

  • Noel Bravo, Senior Director of Strategic Research and Partnership, Bainum
         Family Foundation (Facilitator) 
  • Bonnie Mackintosh, Director of Policy Planning and Research, Division of
         Early Learning, Office of State Superintendent of Education 
  • Gail Govoni, Director, Office of Early Learning, United Planning Organization 
  • Syrita Robinson, United Planning Organization HUB Project Manager  

Breakout Session 2: Birth-to-Three Policy 
[Speaker Bios] [Session Slides]

  • Marlana Wallace, Formerly at DC Fiscal Policy Institute (Facilitator) 
  • Carrie Thornhill, President, DC Early Learning Collaborative  
  • Jess Giles, Deputy (Education) Committee Director 
  • Osa Imadojemu, Deputy (Health) Committee Director    

Breakout Session 3: Research and Evaluation 
[Speaker Bios] [Session Slides]

  • Nisha Sachdev, Senior Director of Evaluation, Bainum Family Foundation
  • Brenda Jones-Harden, Professor, University of Maryland’s College of
  • Pyper Davis, Executive Director, Educare DC 

Breakout Session 4: Facility Funds to Support Quality 
[Speaker Bios] [Session Slides]

  • Arrealia Gavins, Senior Manager of Early Learning Practice, Bainum Family Foundation (Facilitator) 
  • Bevin Parker-Cerkez, Senior Director of Early Childhood Education, Reinvestment Fund 
  • Natalie Renew, Senior Managing Director of Education and Family Services, Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) 
  • Muluwork Kenea, Business Business Owner/Family Child Care Educator, Amen Family Child Development 

Breakout Session 5: Coalition Building and Campaign Work 
[Speaker Bios] [Session Slides]

  • Sara Watson, Senior Director of Policy, Bainum Family Foundation
  • BB Otero, President, Otero Strategy Group 
  • La Don Love, Director of Organizing, Safe Places for the Advancement of
         Community and Equity in Action (SPACEs In Action) 

March 13, 2019, ECFC Member Meeting (Day2) [MAR 12-13 AGENDAS]


In November 2018,  ECFC members attended an in-depth study tour in Honolulu examining the way that culture and language is a cornerstone of program design, among many other lessons.  ECFC Members Isabelle Hau and Vinice Davis, from Omidyar Network, reflected on lessons from the Hawaii trip in the blog: EC in the state of Hawai’i – Inspiring Focus on Cultural Equity, Inter-generational change, System Change and Most Underserved Children.   

On March 13th, our opening panel reflected on our DC deep dive using themes from the Omidyar reflection blog.  [read the blog]

Shannon Riley-Ayers, Nicholson Foundation, NJ
Al Castle, Samuel N and Mary Castle Foundation, HI
Barbara Chow, Heising-Simons Foundation, national based in CA
BB Otero, consultant to Bainum Foundation [Moderator]

Philanthropic Updates

Attendees: Contact ECFC for a Matrix of Initiative Updates and Contact information.

ECFC Child Care Committee / Raising Child Care Fund 
ECFC early relational health workgroup
Home-based child-care initiative [PPT]
Funders’ Group on Parent Organizing, Family Engagement and Leadership Development [PPT]
Early Educator Investment Collaborative (Formerly EC WIN)
Pediatrics Supporting Parents 
Child Care Alignments