The Liberty Bank Foundation was one of the initial funders who joined together to form the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative in 2011. We were the only corporate foundation in this initial group and continue to lead the way as a private corporate foundation to advocate for young children. The initial ECFC grants established a public-private partnership with the State of Connecticut to plan for a coordinated system of early care, education, and child development. This process led to the creation of the Office of Early Childhood in 2013. This group now looks to continue to have an impact in the early childhood arena with continued involvement with the Office of Early Childhood as well as working on cutting-edge issues that affect children and their families.