Call For Presenters: 2023 Infant and Early Childhood Conference

IECC is currently seeking proposals for its 2023 conference. The IECC Conference is well known within the State of Washington for providing high quality, evidence based training for families and professionals working with young children (ages birth to eight) and their families.

  • If you or someone you know may be interested in submitting a proposal – Our submission deadline for presenter proposals is January 6, 2023. To apply online click here.
  • IECC will be evaluating session proposals using a Rubric developed by DEC – we encourage presenters review our selection criteria before submitting their proposal.

IECC is so thankful for its many community partners. Due to their support IECC has been able to shift its platform and offer the conference registration complimentary for all attendees the past few years. If your organization would be willing to partner with us please email the conference coordinator, Amanda Cardwell directly at

ACL Now Accepting Comments on the National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers

The 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers (the strategy) is now available for public comment for a period of 60 days. Comments received from the public will be used to inform the ongoing work of two Congressionally mandated caregiving advisory councils, as well as to inform future updates to the strategy.

The strategy is intended to serve as a national roadmap for better recognizing and supporting family and kinship caregivers of all ages, backgrounds, and caregiving situations. It includes nearly 350 actions the federal government will take to support family caregivers in the coming years and more than 150 actions that can be adopted at other levels of government and across the private sector to build a system to support family caregivers. 

The strategy was developed jointly by the advisory councils established by the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act and the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (SGRG) Act, with extensive input from family caregivers, the people they support, and other stakeholders.