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The mission of the Early Childhood Center is to advance early education practices that welcome, include, and bring about successful school readiness practices for all children. To implement our mission, we work to link research and practice in advancing the field of early education by providing leadership and assistance to agencies, organizations, and communities serving all young children (birth through five years), including children with disabilities, and their families.

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What We're Saying

Michael Conn-Powers

Center Director

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What's New

Welcoming All Children: Creating Inclusive Child Care was recently revised by the Community Integration Committee of the First Steps Interagency Coordinating Council with support from ECC. The booklet and accompanying videos can be found in our PRODUCTS section.

2015 Indiana Early Childhood Conference Presentations 

When Two Worlds Collide-Childcare and Early Intervention Services

Family Engagement in Early Education