The Early Childhood Leadership Institute (ECLI) is a unique leadership and personal transformative institute, initiated in 2014 to stimulate enthusiasm for and effective participation in efforts to improve early childhood work in Vermont. ECLI brings a group of diverse participants together each year for twelve seminar days over six months starting in May 2016 and is an initiative of the 2014 Race to the Top, Early Learning Challenge Grant.

Our topics include knowing thyself as leaders, race and diversity, connecting human centered systems, shaping early learning policy and advocacy, and meaningful data and decision making.

Members of the 2016 ECLI Class

Organizations represented include: Building Bright Futures, Birth to Five, Sunrise Family Resource Center, Thaddeus Stevens School, Burlington School District, Sunshine and Daydream Child Care, Howard Center, Williston School District, Chittenden Supervisory Union, The Sara Holbrook Community Center, Orchard School, Burlington Children’s Space, State of Vermont Department of Health, Mountain Village School, Vermont Community Loan Fund, Child Development Division, Blue Mountain Union School, Vermont Foodbank, Winston Prouty School, Let’s Grow Kids, Green Mountain Children’s Center.