Town and Country Graduates Seven Parents from First Circle of Security Parent Group!

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Our Town and Country place-based community in Tampa, led by Maggie Sanchez of Champions for Children, recently completed their first 8-week Circle of Security parent group! Circle of Security International is a model that helps build the attachment between caregivers and young children. They had seven parents to successfully complete the group! In order to […]

Liberty City Launches Talking is Teaching!

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Our Liberty City ECCS Team recently trained six parents and four early childhood partners as “Trusted Messengers” for Talking is Teaching, a public awareness and action campaign that helps parents recognize their power to boost their children’s early brain and vocabulary development through simple, everyday actions. Talking is Teaching is a campaign of Too Small […]

Florida ECCS Expands Its Work to Improve Early Childhood System for Young Children & Families

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After two and a half years of implementation, the Florida Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) Impact Project has expanded the scope of its work due to additional funding provided by Nemours Children’s Health System. With the additional funding, Florida ECCS has added new place-based community representatives to its State Advisory Group and implemented new strategies […]

Racial Equity is Focus of State ECCS Advisory Group Training

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The state Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems(ECCS) Advisory Group will participate in a two-day workshop on Healthy and Equitable Communities in March to strengthen its efforts to address structural inequities that impact families of color. The training will be conducted by the Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI), a Washington DC-based organization that trains and supports […]

Florida ECCS Seeks Early Childhood Consultants!

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Florida ECCS  is seeking assistance from 1-3 consultants with professional expertise in one or more of the areas highlighted above. Consultants interested in addressing more than one area must demonstrate specific expertise in each topic, as well as availability to dedicate the time required to complete expected tasks (see below). While the exact number of […]

Champions for Children Selected As New FL ECCS Place-Based Community!

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Champions for Children has been selected as the new FL ECCS place-based community. Champions for Children (CFC), formerly known as the Child Abuse Council, was founded in 1977 as the Hillsborough County community’s answer to the epidemic of child abuse and neglect. CFC prevents child abuse and neglect by providing state-of-the-art family education programs that […]

Florida ECCS Joins Forces with Project HOPE!

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The purpose of the ECCS Impact Project is to enhance early childhood systems building and demonstrate improved outcomes in population-based children’s developmental health and family well-being indicators using a Collaborative, Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) approach. An additional goal of the ECCS Impact Project is the development of collective impact expertise, implementation and sustainability of […]

NICHQ Video on Systems Change

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From education to healthcare to public policy, building an early childhood system means tapping a diverse set of stakeholders, each with valuable insight and expertise. Separately, each sector has limited reach. Together, they have unmatched potential. Interested in hearing from the ECCS CoIIN stakeholders about how they’re aligning strengths to form a cohesive system? Watch this […]

FL ECCS Seeks New Place-Based Community

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The FL Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) Impact initiative is seeking a place-based community to lead local systems building activities aimed at demonstrably improving developmental outcomes for children age 0-3. Interested applicants must document experience in implementing a place-based approach to address community needs, with a particular focus on children age 0-3; have established partnerships with […]