Early Childhood

  • Overview

    Quality early care and education (ECE) experiences lay the foundation for children to succeed in grades K-12 and beyond. Yet out of 455,581 children in L.A. County who were income-eligible for publicly funded early care and education programs, approximately one-quarter were enrolled in publicly funded ECE (2019).

    The Early Childhood Alliance (formerly LAPAI), launched through a partnership between the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the California Community Foundation, seeks to change this by raising awareness and bringing community stakeholders together to ensure quality early care and education (ECE) for all children in L.A. County.

    The Early Childhood Alliance (ECA) is a group of Los Angeles County early care and education (ECE) stakeholders advocating for increased revenue, resources, and supports for young children and the ECE providers that serve all of them in L.A. County. The alliance seeks to build a diverse stakeholder-based coalition; develop policies that increase support for early care and preschool education reforms and funding; and fund nonprofit organizations that help parents and policymakers advocate for better child care and preschool programs in their own communities.

    Alba Bautista
    Program Officer, Early Care and Education
    213.452.6215
    abautista@calfund.org

    To learn about CCF’s open funding opportunities, please visit our open grants portal.

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