Howard County Early Childhood Advisory Council (HCECAC)

The Howard County Early Childhood Advisory Council (HCECAC) supports the care, education and health of our youngest learners. HCECAC was formed in 2012 under the auspices of the Maryland Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) Grant and is one of 24 Early Childhood Advisory Councils throughout Maryland. The Council’s mission is to ensure that all Howard County children come to school healthy and ready to succeed.

The Council’s goals are to ensure that:
  • All children have access to high quality early learning and development programs;
  • Families have access to resources needed to be effective as their child's first teacher;
  • Children arrive at school with healthy minds and bodies.