The ECCS CoIIN aim and common agenda is to ensure that children reach their developmental potential and are ready to thrive in kindergarten. Through virtual and in-person meetings, and with the help of content experts and improvement advisors, state and community teams participating in ECCS CoIIN engage in cross-state collaborative learning, and apply innovation and quality improvement methods. This process enables states and communities to identify and implement innovative practices to advance their action plans to improve early childhood systems.

Teams are provided technical assistance and an online collaborative workplace (NICHQ’s Collaboratory) to promote continuous communication, and a data dashboard to capture shared measures and track progress toward the common agenda. The 12 ECCS CoIIN states include: Alaska, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma and Utah.

ECCS CoIIN brings together an array of partners including ZERO to THREE; Applied Engineering Management Corporation; Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs; the Institute for Healthcare Improvement; as well as federal agencies and individual experts.