Early Childhood Learning and Development (ECLD) Working Group

Goal/Outcome: All children in the Iron Triangle are Healthy and Whole.

  • Children are ready to enter kindergarten.
  • Children have access to high-quality learning environments.
  • Parents and children have healthy relationships.
  • High quality programs/staff.
  • Children have access to literature.
  • Parents and caregivers are aware, educated, and involved around child development.

Meeting Minutes: The ECLD Working Group meets on a monthly basis to plan activities and work towards the achievement of objectives.  Meeting minutes are available here to provide current and past information about working group progress.

July 2014 ECLD Meeting Minutes (PDF)

Work Plan: The ECLD Working Group has developed a work plan to identify specific short- and long-term objectives, indicators, and strategies that will allow the Collaborative to work towards its broader Early Childhood goal/outcome.

Current ECLD Work Plan (MS Word doc)

Working Group Partners: The ECLD Working Group efforts are spearheaded by a committed group of agencies and organizations within the larger BBK Collaborative and Iron Triangle community.  They include:

Bay Area Community Resources
Brighter Beginnings
Child Abuse Prevention Council
Child Care Council
Contra Costa County Health Services
Early Childhood Mental Health
Family Maternal and Child Health
First 5
Healthy & Active Before 5
West Contra Costa Reads
Richmond Public Library
West Contra Costa Justice Center
Whole Mind Institute/Macdonald Avenue Church of Christ
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
YMCA of the East Bay

Activities and Events: In pursuit of the objectives and outcome listed above, the Early Childhood Working Group leads, organizes, and supports many BBK Collaborative activities and events in the Iron Triangle.  More information about our progress and success is available here.