Mission: All New Haven children, birth through 8 are healthy, safe, thriving in nurturing families and prepared to be successful lifelong learners



A large focus of the work of the Council is to advocate for best practices and policies in early childhood education. In the newly updated 2015 NHECC Legislative Agenda, learn more about what you can do to help us in our work to support the early childhood education workforce. Well-educated teachers are crucial to the overall quality of a child’s preschool experience.

The following organizations are doing important advocacy work for children and families in Connecticut as well.

Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance is a statewide membership and advocacy organization committed to improving outcomes in the areas of learning, health, safety and economic security, for children ages birth to eight.

Connecticut Office of Early Childhood The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) was established in 2013 to coordinate and improve the various early childhood programs and components in the state to create a cohesive high-quality early childhood system.

Connecticut Commission on Children The Commission on Children is an agency of the Connecticut General Assembly, created with bipartisan support to promote public policies in the best interests of children.

Achievement Gap Task Force The Achievement Gap Task Force was developed to address the academic achievement gaps in Connecticut by considering effective approaches to closing the achievement gaps in elementary, middle and high schools.