What is the ECCC?

Gallatin Early Childhood Community Council (ECCC) is one of several core initiatives of Greater Gallatin United Way (GGUW) located in Bozeman, Montana. It is a community-wide collaborative effort to promote thriving children from birth through age eight. Gallatin ECCC provides leadership to community partners with the goal of creating an efficient, effective and comprehensive system of early childhood services in the Greater Gallatin area to ensure that every child has a healthy and enriched beginning. Gallatin ECCC serves as the Best Beginnings Community Coalition for southwestern Montana and is funded in part by the Montana Children’s Trust Fund. 



The Gallatin Early Childhood Community Council stakeholders have a commitment to young children and their families. The team serves to bring community leaders together to dialogue, plan, strategize and collaborate to create an agenda that supports healthy early childhood growth and development. We provide leadership to develop a community wide action plan to improve conditions for young children and families in the Greater Gallatin area.