Re-imagining professional learning
Bringing together the best thinking of P-12 education to drive education reform
Engaging adults in high quality instructional practices
Setting the stage for evidence-informed data driven decision making
Leading the strategic planning process
Developing leadership capacity
Building capacity for engaging in evidence informed data driven decision making
Coaching to support program leaders, strengthen teacher practice, and improve outcomes for children
Advancement of Learning for the Enrichment of Lives
Based just outside of Boston, in the hub of research and innovation, Early Childhood Associates, Inc. (ECA) is a nationally recognized social research and consulting firm dedicated to promoting the healthy growth and development of children, and their families as well as the practitioners who support them.
ECA is at the forefront of innovation in research and evaluation, B-3rd grade strategic planning and systems building, workforce development, quality assurance, universal Pre-K initiatives, and supporting accessible and evidence-informed inclusion practices in settings serving young children and their families.
Using the latest research and guidance from the Departments of ED and HHS, and OSEP Child Outcomes; ECA has helped school districts with continued quality improvement efforts for preschool classrooms with emphasis on supporting children with disabilities through enhanced access…
Guiding Change in Systems, Sectors and Settings By Kimm Quinlan (Region 1) and Carla Seymour (Region 5), each from Massachusetts' Educator Provider Support (EPS) programs. In March, we attended the Coaching 4 Change training hosted by Early Childhood Associates. ...
Resource: Coaching Matters Coaching Matters by Joellen Killion, Cindy Harrison, Chris Bryan and Heather Clifton (2012) Ohio, Oxford: Learning Forward. This is an excellent resource for both new and seasoned coaches who are looking to strengthen their practice and for...
Cambridge, MA awarded a contract to Early Childhood Associates and its partner, the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI) to conduct a study of the existing mixed service delivery system of preschool programs serving children in Cambridge. This study...
What are the characteristics of great leadership in early education and care? At the Early Childhood Strategic Leadership Institute on June 14th sponsored by ECA and Wellesley College, we explored that question. Amy O’Leary, NAEYC President led the closing panel where...