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

Our Latest Projects

Parent Friendly Label

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

Human Capital

Developing a Comprehensive Human Capital Strategy and Program.

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

04 Oct 2022

The WED Movement culminates in a two-day workshop wrapping up all devised strategic outputs for the early childhood development sector in Abu Dhabi

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03 Sep 2022

World Early Childhood Development (WED) Forum will host acclaimed global and local experts and leaders across the public and private sector

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25 Jul 2022

ECA launches Takween Program 2022

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