Welcome to the official website of the Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority.

The Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA) is a government entity, based in Abu Dhabi, that supports holistic early childhood development. We do this by developing policies and laws, informing decision-making through research and transforming behavior.

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The Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA) aims at promoting optimal child development and well-being through four sectors: Health and Nutrition, Child Protection, Family Support, and Education and Early Care, from the early stages of pregnancy to the age of 8.

What we do

Our strategy

How you can get in touch

Annual report

Do business with us

Our Latest Projects

Human Capital

Developing a Comprehensive Human Capital Strategy and Program.

Parent Friendly Label

A voluntary initiative that incentivizes Abu Dhabi companies to offer parent-friendly policies that go beyond the minimum legal requirements.

Child Protection

A project aimed at strengthening the child protection system through prevention to rehabilitation.

Anjal Z

An 8-week high impact program for global early childhood startups to enable them to dream bigger

Latest News

09 Nov 2022

MRO, ECA launch “Reporting on Children Guide” for media Outlets

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01 Nov 2022

In implementation of the directives of the UAE President Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Launches the Parent-friendly Label at the UAE Level

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22 Oct 2022

Celebrating Healthy Heroes: Early Childhood Development Authority and City Football Schools UAE Extend Training Workshops Program to Four Times the Number of Schools in Abu Dhabi

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