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 UAE 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

31 Jan 2024

In his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, Mohamed bin Zayed issues law establishing National Academy for Childhood Development

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31 Jan 2024

Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training partners with Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority

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31 Jan 2024

Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority launches Dama Al Aman Child Protection Policy

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