As noted throughout the BUILD Initiative Home-Based Child Care (HBCC) Webinar Series, HBCC is popular for several reasons: many providers offer flexible schedules, HBCC is more affordable than child care centers, and families feel more comfortable leaving their children in home-based care. In fact, nearly one-fifth of the ECE workforce are immigrants, with many educators speaking languages other than English and close to a quarter of all HBCC providers speaking Spanish. In this follow-up to our November session, we will explore how one state is verifying education credentials from outside the United States and two exciting routes for HBCC educators to pursue higher education. We look forward to having you join us!
Access resources from the November session, Home-Based Child Care: Supporting HBCC Educators Whose Primary Language is Other than English
Report February 20, 2024
Raise Up Oregon: A Statewide Early Childhood System Plan 2024-2028 is grounded in equity, the science of child development, and a firm understanding that it takes leaders from early care and education, health, higher education and workforce development, housing, human services, and public education—along with families, communities, and the public and private sectors—to work together during this critical period of children’s lives. Raise Up Oregon: A Statewide Early Childhood System Plan 2024-2028 outlines meaningful actions to better serve the 43,000 children born each year in Oregon and their families.
Archived Webinar January 24, 2024
These resources are from the January 19 webinar, We Can't Do It Alone: Partnering with Local Government to Advance Statewide PN-3 Efforts.
Report January 24, 2024
This resource highlights key strategies to help state and local leaders identify common challenges and actionable strategies to strengthen alignments between state, county and city governments and coordinate prenatal through age three agendas in their communities.