NAEYC is the nation’s largest organization of early childhood professionals.
All young children in New York should have access to the highest quality services across sectors, locations, and professions. The New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute is a dynamic public-private partnership that exists to drive the excellence of services designed for young children through research, policy, and practice. www.earlychildhoodny.org
New York Works for Children (NYWFC) is the state’s integrated professional development system for the early childhood and school age workforce. NWYFC is home to The Aspire Registry, New York State’s registry and statewide training calendar for early childhood and school age professionals. Teachers, providers, directors, and other individuals who work in the early childhood field can use The Aspire Registry to keep track of important information about their career, including training and professional development. www.nyworksforchildren.org
New York’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) is a statewide initiative that assists all types of early childhood programs in improving the quality of their services in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for children. www.qualitystarsny.org
The Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) will provide strategic direction and advice to the State of New York on early childhood issues. By monitoring and guiding the implementation of a range of strategies, the ECAC supports New York in building a comprehensive and sustainable early childhood system that will ensure success for all young children. www.nysecac.org
Founded in 1872, the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA) is a statewide, nonprofit policy analysis and advocacy organization working to shape policies that improve the economic security and health status of low and moderate income New Yorkers, and help all children become capable adults.
New Winning Beginning NY is a statewide campaign working to inform policy-makers and the public about the many benefits of early learning to children, families and society. The campaign aims to build a broad-based constituency to make investment in quality early care and education a top public priority in New York State.