Members have devised a set of work themes and aims, outlined in greater detail in the policy agenda which defines ECF's remit.
The five work themes of the forum are:
1. Championing children's rights and entitlements
2. Supporting training, development and education of early childhood practitioners and all those who work with children and their families.
3. Promoting partnership.
4. Addressing inequalities and valuing diversity.
5. Evaluating practice and ensuring quality.