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 1, 2023
The BUILD Initiative is a national effort that advances state work on behalf of young children (prenatal through five), their families, and communities. BUILD staff partner with early childhood state leaders focused on early learning, health and nutrition, mental health, child welfare, and family support and engagement to create the policies, infrastructure, and cross-sector connections necessary for quality and equity. BUILD provides consultation, planning, and tailored implementation assistance, learning opportunities, resources, and cross-state peer exchanges. These efforts help state leaders improve and expand access to quality and promote equitable outcomes for our youngest children.
Blog January 31, 2023
BUILD recently interviewed five parent leaders about their experience in parent coalitions. In addition to reminding us of the need to address implicit bias on behalf of all families and children, they provided their thoughts on ways to ensure the coalitions fulfill their purpose and best meet the needs of families, and whether there’s room for improvement in the way they function. Here’s what they told us.
Archived Meeting Resources January 31, 2023
States are making significant advancements in their quality improvement systems (QIS) as they look for solutions to widen the aperture and fully embrace a mixed-delivery system that will best serve children, families, and the early care and education workforce. To achieve this, QIS policies need to become more flexible and create different pathways to quality, including a variety of established, high-quality delivery models. In this session participants heard how Montessori programs are working with state leaders from Illinois, Michigan, and Washington to be part of the QIS.