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

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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] 


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

AFTERNOON EARLY LEARNING SYSTEMS BREAKOUT READINGS (additional speaker materials to be posted shortly)

Modeling the Cost of Child Care in the District of Columbia [report, 35 pages]
Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) Preschool     Development Grant Application [final application]
Building Support for Public Funding for Comprehensive Birth-to-Three  Supports in the District of Columbia [Bainum Family Foundation public statement]

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

ECFC members login to view Matrix of Initiative Updates and Contact information, other meeting attendees please contact ECFC.

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