Black Californians United for Early Care and Education (BlackECE) works to create equity-minded policies that focus on Black children, families, and the early childhood education workforce. BlackECE brings together a coalition of advocates, policy-influencers, civil rights organizations, researchers, nonprofit leaders, early educators, caregivers, families, and community-based organizations.

This grant provides general support for BlackECE to establish itself as an organization in its inaugural year.