CA ECE Network Mapping

Networks increasingly drive social change efforts, and developing network effectiveness requires a range of activities and specialized supports. GPG believes that the Early Care and Education (ECE) field, and by association, California’s youngest learners, would benefit from strengthening and formalizing the network of organizations and collaboratives working to influence and/or inform ECE policy in California. GPG created two network maps to identify (1) organizations, and (2) collaboratives working in the state ECE policy landscape. The purpose of these maps is to:

  • Support the exchange of information between existing organizations and collaboratives;
  • Help identify opportunities for strategic connections between organizations and collaboratives; and
  • Provide a tool to strengthen the ECE network in California.

This website contains information, maps, and other tools related to the California CA ECE Network Mapping work undertaken by the Glen Price Group (GPG) with financial support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

ECE Organizations Map

View the Organizations Map

Includes ECE organizations working at the state systems/policy level, and provides the following information for each organization:

  • Mission/vision
  • Leadership
  • Website
  • General and Specific areas of focus (Formal early education, child health, ECE workforce, etc.)
  • Organization type (nonprofit, public-agency, etc.)
  • Organization subtype (foundation, research institute, etc.)
  • Budget Information

Note: This map is intended to serve as a resource for the field. This map is a good faith effort to identify organizations working at the state-level in the ECE field. Given the complexity of the landscape, it is unlikely that this map is wholly inclusive or exhaustive. Information on this map is sourced from publically available materials. Some organizations may have been unintentionally overlooked, while others may not be represented on the map because they did not fit the parameters for inclusion.

ECE Collaboratives Map

View the Collaboratives Map

Includes collaboratives (that are not formal organizations themselves) working at the state systems/policy level, and provides the following information for each group:

  • Purpose
  • Collaborative type (Technical Assistance Collaborative, Advocacy Collaborative, Cross-Systems Coordination Effort, Intra-System Coordination, Funders Collaborative)
  • General areas of focus (Formal early education, child health, ECE workforce, etc.)
  • Member Organizations and Leadership
  • Website
  • Additional Information (Including funders, bylaws, meeting information, and other items of interest, as available)

Note: Information about these groups/efforts was collected through online information gathering, discussions with stakeholders in the field, and GPG’s internal organizational knowledge. Because the collaboratives found on this map are not stand-alone organization, information gathering posed some challenges. As such, it is unlikely that this list is wholly inclusive or exhaustive. Some groups/collaboratives may have been unintentionally overlooked, while others may not be represented on the map because they did not fit the parameters for inclusion.


GPG created these maps to add value to the ECE policy field in California. GPG envisions a range of audiences for these maps. Specifically, these tools could be useful for members and staff in the California Assembly, Senate, and Administration; state agency staff; and other policy makers seeking a better understanding of ECE policy actors/influencers in California. More broadly, these maps can serve any stakeholder that wishes to identify ECE policy organizations, collaboratives, and/or potential partners. The maps may be particularly useful for those new to the ECE landscape in California and those seeking to identify partners with Specific Focus areas (ex: child health or ECE workforce) and/or Natures of Work (ex: media/communications or research).

Contact us about these maps at ece-maps@glenpricegroup.com.