Children's Cabinet Network Profiles

Across the country there are dozens of children’s cabinets (and other forms of child and youth policy coordinating bodies) at the state and local levels. These cabinets have diverse structures, sizes, goals and roles. We regularly survey children’s cabinets in order to track trends in activities and capture shared goals and challenges. We use these profiles to provide examples and models for those looking to start or strengthen a children’s cabinet in their state or locality.

 

Profiles of Local Children’s Cabinets

 

Active State Children's Cabinets 
*coordinating bodies who participated in the 2017 survey

Alabama
• Alabama Children's Cabinet*

California 
• California Child Welfare Council 
• California Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Intervention*

Colorado 
• Colorado 9 to 25 Youth System*
• Colorado Early Childhood Leadership Commission

Connecticut 
• Connecticut Commission on Women, Children, and Seniors*
• Connecticut Early Childhood Cabinet

Florida (2016 profile)
• Florida Children and Youth Cabinet*

Georgia
• Georgia Children's Cabinet*

Hawaii 
• Hawaii State Legislature's Keiki Caucus

Illinois (2018 profile)
• Illinois Early Learning Council
• Illinois Governor's Cabinet on Children and Youth*
 Illinois P-20 Council

Indiana
• Commission on Improving Status of Children in Indiana*

Iowa (2015 profile)
• Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development Council*
• Iowa Early Childhood Iowa State Board*

Kansas (2017 profile)
• Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund*

Kentucky 
• Kentucky Early Childhood Advisory Council*

Louisiana (2015 profile)
• Louisiana Children’s Cabinet*
 Louisiana Early Childhood Care and Education Advisory Council*

Maine
• Maine’s Children’s Growth Council/State Early Childhood Advisory Council

Maryland (2015 profile)
• Maryland Children’s Cabinet*

Minnesota 
• Minnesota Children’s Cabinet*

Mississippi
• State Early Childhood Advisory Council of Mississippi*
• Mississippi Interagency Coordinating Council for Children and Youth

Missouri
• Missouri Coordinating Board for Early Childhood*

Montana
• Montana Best Beginnings Advisory Council

 

Nebraska
• Nebraska Early Childhood Interagency Coordinating Council*

• Nebraska Children's Commission*

New Hampshire 
Spark NH/Spark New Hampshire Early Childhood Advisory Council*

New Jersey
• New Jersey Council for Young Children*

New York (2017 profile)
• New York Early Childhood Advisory Council*
• New York State Council on Children and Families*

Ohio (2018 profile)
• Ohio Family and Children First Cabinet Council*

Oklahoma
• Smart Start Oklahoma/Oklahoma Early Childhood Advisory Council*
• Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth*

Oregon
• Oregon P-20 Education Cabinet*
• Oregon Youth Development Council

Pennsylvania (2015 profile)
• State Leadership and Management Team for the Pennsylvania System of Care Partnership

Rhode Island (2018 profile)
• Rhode Island Children's Cabinet*
• Rhode Island Early Learning Council*

Tennessee (2015 profile)
• Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth*
• Tennessee Governor's Children's Cabinet*
• Tennessee Young Child Wellness Council
• Tennessee Youth Transitions Advisory Council

Texas
• Texas Policy Council for Children and Families*

Vermont
• Vermont Building Bright Futures State Advisory Council*
• Vermont Children and Family Council for Prevention Programs

Virginia (2017 profile)
Virginia Governor's Children's Cabinet*

Washington 
• Washington Early Learning Advisory Council*
• Washington Graduation: A Team Effort (GATE)*
 

Wisconsin
• Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Council*
• Wisconsin Secretary’s Advisory Council on Child Welfare

Wyoming
• Wyoming Early Childhood State Advisory Council*

West Virginia
• Early Childhood Advisory Council of West Virginia
• West Virginia Commission to Study Residential Placement of Children