About Us

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A little about us

As the membership agency for the Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) network, ECLC envisions a high-preforming network that champions accessible, affordable, high-quality child care; provides exceptional supports and resources to child care providers, and advances racial equity through policy and practice.

Our mission

Early Care & Learning Council (ECLC) is the coordinating agency for the New York State Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) network. We elevate the voices of the CCRCs, and advocate for a quality, affordable, equitable early care and education system. ECLC offers training and professional development to CCRCs and delivers innovative curricula that supports the building of sustainable child care systems throughout the state.

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Our Staff

Alissa
Alissa
Ballard
Technical Assistance Grant Coordinator (Upstate)
Programs & Services
Ext: 40
Jennifer
Jennifer
Bashant
Director of Research
Strategy & Vision
Ext: 13
Niyah
Niyah
Booker
Equity & Inclusion Associate
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEIB)
Ext: 21
Sam
Sam
Brotmann
Infant Toddler Mental Health Project Data Analyst
Strategy & Vision
Ext: 39
Ryan
Ryan
Chappell
Research Analyst
Strategy & Vision
Ext: 24
Meredith
Meredith
Chimento
Executive Director
Executive Director
Ext: 27
Beth
Beth
Diana
Contract Manager
Finance & Administration
Ext: 10
Elijah
Elijah
Foulks
Director of Diversity and Equity
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEIB)
Ext: 21
Allison
Allison
Graham
Infant Toddler Mental Health Program Associate
Programs & Services
Ext: 11

Our Board

Jennifer
Rojas
Chair
Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc.
Marjorie
Lawlor
1st Vice Chair
Pro Action of Steuben and Yates​
Ramon
A.
Peguero
- Esq.
2nd Vice Chair
The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families
Richelle
Singer
Secretary
Child Care Council of Cornell Cooperative Extension
Sumon
Chin
Members at Large
Learning & Wellness Services, Chinese-American Planning Council
Dr.
Reva
Gershen-Lowy
Members at Large
Cardinal McCloskey Community Services
Susan
Marker
Members at Large
Child Care Council of Chautauqua
Julie
Champion
Members at Large
Child and Family Resources
Gregory
Brender
Members at Large
Day Care Council of New York

Our Partners

Our Sponsors

ChildCare Aware of America
New York Association for the Educating of Young Children
New York State Council on Children and Families
New York State Early Childhood Advisory Council
New York State Network for Youth Success
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
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