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.

Advocating for Child Protection to Protect Children from Maltreatment

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

29 Mar 2022

Abu Dhabi opened the World Early Childhood Development Forum

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29 Mar 2022

WED Forum concludes today in Abu Dhabi

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29 Mar 2022

‘Caring for children is a well-established approach in the UAE,’ says Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed

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