Early Childhood Action Network
The Early Childhood Action Network (ECAN) is led by a group of co-chairs whose experience is related to Early Childhood education, pediatric health, and family education and support. The purpose of the ECAN is to bring professionals whose work focuses on children ages birth to 5 years old to discuss critical needs, identify solutions, and align metrics with parent engagement, early Childhood education access and quality, and kindergarten readiness.
Early Childhood Coalitions
The purpose of the Midland County Child Care Coalition and Ector County Child Care Coalition is to create a partnership between local childcare centers, school districts, and service providers to foster opportunities for shared professional development, intentional collaboration, and targeted resource sharing. The coalitions create opportunities for childcare centers to increase the quality of care they’re able to provide for their families.
The purpose of POWER is to encourage our community to read, speak, and interact with children as frequently as possible, beginning at birth. We do this by providing our community with tools and resources to help promote language development and early literacy in children.
In 2023, EPPB transitioned the organization of POWER to the Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin. More information can be found here.
The Permian Basin Childcare Landscape Analysis was commissioned by the Permian Basin Workforce Development Board and produced by The Education Partnership of the Permian Basin with generous support from the Permian Strategic Partnership. It is part of a larger ongoing effort to identify the region’s progress in expanding access to high-quality early childhood opportunities for children, identify challenges for the childcare centers, and solutions for all sectors of the community to help improve the workforce pipeline as both economic and educational indicators for future success.