Starting early is starting right on time.

Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC)

In 2009 the Council was established by an executive order signed by Governor Gibbons, which was continued by Governor Sandoval in 2011.  During the 2013 Nevada Legislature Governor Sandoval signed Assembly Bill 79 establishing the Council in statute. The Council works to strengthen state-level coordination and collaboration among the various sectors and settings of early childhood programs.  In cooperation with the State Board of Education, the Council is responsible for establishing guidelines to measure the school readiness of children.  Membership includes a diverse group of business, community, education, government, non-profit, parent, and provider representatives that are appointed by the Governor and which follow the Head Start Act requirements for State Advisory Councils. 

Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council vision:  “Nevada’s children will be safe, healthy, and thriving during the first eight years of life, and the system will support children and families in achieving their full potential.”