Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Interdepartmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development

What We Do

The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Interdepartmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development (ECD) promotes a joint approach at the federal level to improving the availability of high quality early learning and development programs. We are made up of the Office of Child Care, the Office of Head Start, and the Interagency Team.


Leadership

Linda K. Smith is the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Interdepartmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development (ECD) for the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Newsletter

ECD distributes a monthly newsletter highlighting various events, milestones, and significant accomplishments in the arena of early childhood.