Lessons Learned from the ECCS CoIIN Coordinating Center’s Evaluative Efforts

The Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (ECCS CoIIN) was a five-year nationwide initiative to improve outcomes in population-based children’s developmental health and family well-being, funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).

In our final report, we provide key takeaways and recommendations from the multiyear initiative to improve early childhood service systems in 12 states to increase age-appropriate developmental skills among 3-year-old children and reduce developmental disparities.

The learnings in this report stem from a set of priority questions that the ECCS CoIIN coordinating center sought to address. The areas included in this evaluation report are as follows:

  • Building connections between state and local level Early Childhood Systems  
  • Expand ECS by building capacity through infrastructure, services, and personnel 
  • Policy implementation through programmatic, regulatory, and legislative changes in support of ECS 
  • Developing and strengthening partnerships to support ECS activities