The Early Childhood Career Ladder Program (ECCL) seeks to strengthen the quality of care children receive by increasing the number of certified professionals in New York City’s early childhood education system. The goal of the ECCL program is to provide financial support for eligible individuals who want to advance their careers professionally by continuing their education.
Our most recent ECCL program update was released in a summary report in November 2018. This report summarizes the registration out comes for the first three cycles of registration, as well as the academic outcomes for our first pilot cohort. The report can be downloaded below.
Our first report documenting the successful launch of the pilot cycle can be downloaded here.
The Early Childhood Career Ladder (ECCL) Open Registration period for the fall 2019 semester has begun. We are now accepting applications for the ECCL program for new participants who will be starting classes this coming fall. If you are interested in registering for the next academic semester, please take a look at the registration steps below.
1. Attend the ECCL Open Registration Forum on either February 28, 6:00 – 8:00 PM or March 5, 6:00-8:00 PM at DC 1707’s Main Offices at 420 West 45th Street 1st Fl. New York, NY 10036. Sign Up here:
Representatives from our partnering schools will only be presenting on February 28. Food and drink will be provided. You may register for the event below:
2. Contact Marcia Hunte, Career Ladder co-Director at, who will confirm your eligibility for the program and schedule your individual interview. You are eligible if you:
3. Bring the following to your individual interview:
4. Attend your individual scheduled interview with our ECCL administrators. Please bring copies of your entire registration packet.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Alejandro Tinajero, Career Ladder Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 206-7818.