Early Childhood Administrators Network (ECAN)

Purpose of the ECAN Collaborative Project

To create an organizational and networking structure to support the delivery of early childhood programs and services of ISDs and RESAs that align with the goals of the MAISA Early Childhood Committee.

ECAN’s Vision

Be a proactive network that promotes collaboration and efficiencies on projects, relevant topics and policy recommendations regarding early childhood education

ECAN’s Mission
 

  • Provide leadership in early childhood education among Michigan’s ISDs/RESAs
  • Provide a platform for collaboration and networking among Early Childhood leaders in Michigan
  • Improve child and family outcomes
  • Support the goals of the MAISA early childhood committee

ECAN’s Goals

 

  • ECAN will work collaboratively with stakeholders groups to collect and examine early childhood data to improve educational systems.

    ECAN will work collaboratively with stakeholder groups to support early literacy and early math efforts as well as efforts to support the whole child.

    ECAN will work collaboratively with stakeholder groups to support professional learning in early childhood.

    ECAN will work collaboratively with stakeholder groups to advocate for evidence based practices, policies, funding and stabilization of early childhood systems.

CONTACT

Cheryl Granzo

Voting Member
Chair

Ashley Karsten

Voting Member
Co-Chair

Tami Mannes

Voting Member
Past Chair
Phone: 616-738-8940