eXtension Alliance for Better Child Care Community of Practice Description

If you are interested in child care and early childhood education, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our articles and resources about high-quality child care for children of all ages, and join us on Facebook and Twitter for conversation about child care and early learning. The eXtension Alliance for Better Child Care (EABCC) Community of Practice is a team of early childhood professionals in Cooperative Extension who are passionate about young children. We are committed to supporting quality child care nationwide, and dedicated to helping child care programs improve their quality.

EABCC Vision

The Vision of the eXtension Alliance for Better Child Care is to ensure that all young children receive high-quality, developmentally appropriate early care and education experiences that provide a foundation for success in school, work and social relationships.

EABCC Mission

The Mission of the eXtension Alliance for Better Child Care is to actively engage and educate child care providers, parents and community leaders with high quality, Web-based early childhood resources and learning experiences.


The eXtension Alliance for Better Child Care goals are to:

  • Create a collaborative educational resource with extension and other professionals who serve child care providers, families and communities seeking early childhood information and resources.
  • Provide appropriate information and learning opportunities that are science-based, peer-reviewed and timely.
  • Partner with others who provide research-based educational resources to child care professionals by linking to their sites and cooperating on the development of new resources.
  • Become a resource for child care information available through Cooperative Extension, and establish extension as a national partner in the creation, implementation and evaluation of child care and early childhood educational resources.

Leadership Team

Extension colleagues from throughout the United States provide leadership for the development, adaptation and review of informational articles and frequently asked questions, the answering of Ask an Expert questions and the development and sharing of other resources. These dedicated faculty and staff keep the site up-to-date with current information and resources. Meet members of our eXtension Alliance for Better Child Care Leadership Team.

Please Share Your Thoughts and Ideas With Us

We hope you find the resources you need through the eXtension Alliance for Better Child Care. Suggestions and comments are always welcome. Your ideas will help us further develop the site so that it meets the needs of child care professionals, parents, employers, and communities interested in supporting child care. Contact any member of the Leadership Team to share your ideas.