Governor's Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) - Structure and Members ECAC Structure Members of the Wisconsin Governor's Early Childhood Advisory Council are appointed by the Governor. The Governor's appointed Co-Chairs are Department of Children and Families Secretary Emilie Amundson and Department of Public Instruction State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor. Other ECAC members include: Individuals with early childhood expertise who represent early care and education, health care, child welfare, and mental health programs. Members of state agencies, advocacy organizations, and foundations. Others involved in the provision of services to children and families. Wisconsin is proud to have a well-rounded Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) that has surpassed the legislative guidelines and continues to have a diverse mix of individuals who take an interest in early childhood care. The Governor's Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) operates under a certain structure and guidelines. To learn more about how the Council operates and relates to other initiatives and teams, please see the ECAC Operating Principles document.