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Grow Your Own ECE: Partnerships and Pathways

April 17
12:00 PM EDT

The National Early Care and Education (ECE) Workforce Center invites you to this webinar, part of the Grow Your Own campaign series. The webinar will focus on supporting a diverse early educator workforce through equity-centered and community-driven strategies.

This webinar will explore how partnerships can create supportive pathways to earning educational credentials and degrees. After a welcome from the National ECE Workforce Center’s Abby Copeman Petig (Research Director, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment), there will be a lively conversation between Ola Friday (Early Educator Investment Collaborative), Ninderjit Gill (North Seattle College), and Randi Wolfe (Early Care and Education Pathways to Success) about how they have been bringing their visions of improving ECE to life. You’ll hear about registered apprenticeships, multilingual programs, language justice, and higher ed partnerships.

This webinar is for:

  1. ECE systems and program leaders, educators, and anyone aspiring to enter the field.
  2. Faculty at institutions of higher education who want to learn more about ways to partner within their communities to support the ECE workforce.
  3. Funders interested in learning more about innovative investment strategies in ECE systems-building efforts.
  4. Community leaders and those interested in workforce development.

About Grow Your Own:
Grow Your Own is an umbrella term that describes the many dynamic, equity-centered, community-driven, and holistic approaches designed to help communities support, strengthen, and sustain a strong, well-qualified, experienced, and diverse early educator workforce by nurturing the talents that already exist from within it. These initiatives aim to remove barriers for those entering and staying in the ECE field, strengthening communities and supporting the ECE workforce. #GrowYourOwnECE

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