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Strengthening Denton County's Early Childhood Resources

The Early Childhood Coalition is now accepting nominations for Elected Leadership!

Submit your Nomination Form Here!

The Early Childhood Coalition is now accepting and seeking nominations for Elected Leadership to serve extended terms until April 14, 2020. Please complete the form below to nomination yourself or another Early Childhood Coalition Member. A current ECC membership is required by Operating Procedures to submit a nomination or be nominated. Current open positions include: Coalition Chair and Secretary.

To view Elected Leadership eligibility requirements and descriptions, please click here.

Elections Timeline

Nomination forms are due by: Friday, February 1st at 5:00pm CST.

To submit an online nomination, please visit: Paper nominations must be submitted to the United Way of Denton County office at 1314 Teasley Ln., Denton, TX 76209. Scanned copies of this form can be sent to


Online Elections will open on: Monday, February 4th at 8:00am CST.

Elections will close on: Friday, March 1st at 5:00pm CST.

To submit your vote electronically, you can visit: once elections have opened.

Our Mission

The mission of the Early Childhood Coalition is to engage and empower parents, families, professionals, and communities to provide enriched environments for all children birth - 8 years through: Advocacy, Resources, and Comprehensive Services.


In 2015, the updated United Way of Denton County Community Needs Assessment estimated that approximately 8,217 Denton County children under the age of five were living in poverty.  Research shows that when these children enter school, they are behind in basic but critical skills, such as reading, math and vocabulary.  Access to quality pre-school education has been proven to have long term effects on students including increased graduation rates, and decreases in behavior problems, crime, and delinquency.

To ensure that our children are prepared for school, United Way of Denton County, the Denton Independent School District, and the City of Denton have created Denton County's first Early Childhood Coalition and are implementing projects and programs to address our community’s needs. The goals of the Coalition's community partners are to increase kindergarten readiness, provide equal access to parent resources, and to promote lifelong learning and success.

Click here to access Early Childhood Document Portal

Click here to access our Early Childhood Resource Directory

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