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Early Childhood Education Quality Council (ECEQC)
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The Early Childhood Education Quality Council (ECEQC) is an independent, grassroots initiative that was formed in 1993.

Its mission is to support high-quality early care and education within urban child care programs in the city of Rochester, New York.

  • Early care and education urban programs serving 2,000 children and their families
  • To promote and maintain quality standards within programs
  • To advocate on behalf of children and families
  • To strengthen bonds between parents, centers, and the community
  • To provide mutually beneficial support among centers
  • Financial resources to maintain quality standards
  • Professional development for administrators and staff
  • Accreditation facilitation services
  • Connection to community initiatives
  • Collegial relationships and mutual support
  • Cultural and recreational experiences for children
  • Governance by elected officers
  • Administrative support by paid part-time staff
  • Yearly dues for membership benefits
  • Monthly membership meetings during the school year


For further information, contact:
mmusler [at] (Mary Louise Musler)
ECEQC Coordinator
(585) 295-1000, ext. 311