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ECCA Coalition at the SC State House
SC’s advocacy coalition for young children.

Who We Are

We are a coalition of dozens of advocates dedicated to improving the outcomes for young children (ages 0 through 5) and their families. Led by three organizations–the Institute for Child Success, Save the Children Action Network, and the South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association–we focus on core priorities and make recommendations for implementing them.

Mission of ECCA

The ECCA is designed to present a unified front on matters related to early childhood health, education, and family well-being to policymakers in SC. In past years, dozens of organizations have signed on to the ECCA resulting in huge wins at the SC State House (4K expansion, Earned Income Tax Credit, and more).

2023-2024 Legislative Session 10 Priority Recommendations

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Join the Early Childhood Common Agenda to help establish policies that support children’s success.


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Deborah DePaoli, ICS Palmetto Engagement & Policy Director


South Carolina Early Childhood Common Agenda Statewide Partners

  • Alianza Latina of the Midlands
  • Beginnings SC
  • family advocate, A. Bámaca
  • family advocate, B. Bell
  • family advocate, H. Blackwell
  • Carolina Family Engagement Center
  • Center for Community Health Alignment/PASOs/
  • Equity through Meaningful Community Engagement
  • Charleston County First Steps
  • family advocate, S. Christian
  • Communities In Schools of South Carolina
  • family advocate, V. Davis
  • family advocate, D. DeLuca
  • Dorchester County First Steps
  • Early Care & Education at Horry Georgetown
  • Technical College
  • Eau Claire Cooperative Health Clinics
  • dba Cooperative Health – Parents As Teachers
  • EdVenture
  • family advocate, J. Farrell
  • family advocate, M. Gazioglu
  • family advocate, C. N. George
  • Georgetown County First Steps
  • Georgetown Early Learning Council
  • Georgetown Presbyterian Preschool
  • family advocate, K. Goff
  • Greenville First Steps
  • family advocate, J. Hallman
  • family advocate, M. Harris
  • family advocate, K. Harrison
  • family advocate, L. F. Hernández
  • family advocate, L. Hernández
  • family advocate, J. Davis
  • family advocate, M. James
  • family advocate, C. Johnson
  • family advocate, K. Jones
  • family advocate, L. R. Jones
  • family advocate, L. Jones
  • family advocate, T. Joseph
  • family advocate, R. Latham
  • family advocate, L. Maple
  • family advocate, D. Martinez
  • family advocate, D. McCowns
  • Metanoia Child Development Center
  • family advocate, L. Moran
  • family advocate, N. Moran
  • North Public Relations
  • Nurse-Family Partnership
  • family advocate, M. Owens
  • family advocate, K. Paniagua
  • Pawleys Island Child Development Center
  • family advocate, A. Pendergraph-Leak
  • family advocate, E. Perrin
  • family advocate, S. Pietrusza
  • Plymouth Child Development Center
  • family advocate, G. Quiñones
  • The Ram Foundation
  • The Riley Institute at Furman University*
  • family advocate, D. Roman
  • family advocate, B. Romero
  • SC Association for the Education of Young Children (SCAEYC)
  • family advocate, B. Scott
  • family advocate, A. Smith
  • South Carolina Children’s Hospital Collaborative
  • South Carolina State Museum
  • Southern Education Foundation
  • Spartanburg Academic Movement
  • Spartanburg Community College Early Care and Education Department
  • Spartanburg County First Steps
  • St. Paul’s Child Care Ministry
  • family advocate, G. Torrales
  • Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative
  • Trident Technical College
  • United Way of Florence County
  • United Way of Greenville County
  • United Way of Pickens County
  • United Way of the Midlands
  • United Way of the Piedmont
  • family advocate, A. Wilson
  • Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network
  • family advocate, L. Ybarra
  • family advocate, B. Young
  • family advocate, M. Young
  • Yvonne and Schuyler Moore Child Development Research Center
  • family advocate, M. Zacarias

*The Riley Institute supports the Early Childhood Common Agenda items rising from the Business/Economic Committee.

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