Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County (ECPAC) provides coordination, strategic planning and advocacy to ensure quality early care and education opportunities for families with young children.
Our Challenge as a County, as a Community
The importance of the early years (0-5) cannot be underestimated. Adams County works hard to combat the lack of affordable quality childcare for working parents with children 0-5 years of age.
Our Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County provides coordination and enhanced resources for Adams County including:
• Parenting classes
• Mental health services
• Home visitation
• Professional development opportunities
• Public Engagement efforts
Adams County Parents struggle to form their own resources. Most rely on family, friends and neighbors to get the support they need. Parents are frustrated, confused and sometimes scared when thinking about how to make ends meet while ensuring their children are well taken care of. Parents also lack information about what is expected of their child when they enter kindergarten.
Exposure to Early Education Discourages Early Drop Out Rates
Adams County children struggle with high dropout rates and below average CSAP scores. Kindergarten teachers are frustrated because many of the children they are teaching have never had exposure to early education.
Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County is a Local Coordinating Council
Programs and services that support families with young children are fragmented and under-funded. New efforts, including a comprehensive early childhood system, can abate what leads to youth violence, substance abuse, crime and poor healthcare.
Benefits of Contributing to Adams County Foundation
The research is clear: for every $1 invested in high quality early care and education there is a $7-$16 return on the investment (over 30 years of a child's life) depending on the needs of the family.
The return arrives from reduced special education rates, less remediation, better health outcomes, higher earnings and less criminal activity.
ECPAC is committed to bringing evidence-based programs to Adams County children and families by:
• Providing a way for Adams County Children to become ‘school ready’
• Providing access to information critical for families to succeed
• Providing young children highly skilled caring professionals, mental health
resources and access to materials that prepare them for school and for the
best start in life.
Adams County Foundation Donors keep our programs viable, producing excellent results for our children. To begin the donation process call (303) 654-6222 to speak to the Program Manager who can provide you the answers you need.