The National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers Capacity Building Hub’s newsletter highlights the PN-3 work underway in the Pritzker Children’s Initiative’s grantee states and communities. Read this newsletter for updates on what’s happening in South Carolina, Nebraska and other areas.
As summer winds down and school-age kids return to (most likely) virtual school, I’d like to wish you and your family a smooth re-entry into the school year.
This month, we are shining a spotlight on the work of two of our NCIT Capacity-Building Hub state coalitions: South Carolina and Nebraska. The State Spotlight is an ongoing opportunity to share the work happening at the state or community level and foster connections among grantees.
Spotlight: South Carolina
South Carolina’s PN-3 work uses infant mental health or the social-emotional well-being of young children as the frame for developing goals for increasing and building quality services for very young children and their families. Infant mental health or infants’ social-emotional well-being is really the crux of all other aspects of their health, development, and well-being. Read about South Carolina’s work here.
Nebraska’s Prenatal-To-Three Coalition is fully committed to ensuring more of the state’s most frequently underserved families have access to systems and resources necessary for the healthy development of our youngest children, beginning with supports in the prenatal period. Read about Nebraska’s work here.
This First Five Nebraska resource, My Nebraska Story, facilitates connections between business and child care. It also includes a growing list of resources for business and community leaders on ways to support working parents and promote quality child care.
Other State News
I would also like to call your attention to a new resource, How Texas Policymakers Understand and Support Early Childhood Brain Development: Learnings From a Recent Survey. The Episcopal Health Foundation partnered with TexProtects and Child Trends to conduct a survey to learn what state and local policymakers in Texas know about early childhood brain development, and how they use that information in their decision making. This fact sheet provides a brief overview of key findings from the 60 policymakers who responded to the survey.
Do you want to have your PN-3 story or resources featured? Email Mariana Florit at [email protected]
Blog December 21, 2021
Home-based education leaders Ruth Kimble, DeCarla Burton, Martina Rocha, and Erma Jackson contributed to this fourth blog in the HBCC Voices from the Field Series.
Archived Meeting Resources December 17, 2021
This is the slide deck from the November 16 webinar, Home-Based Child Care: Supporting HBCC Educators Whose Primary Language is Other than English. Home-Based Child Care is popular because many providers offer flexible schedules and are more familiar and affordable to families than child care centers. In addition, many families are able to find home-based providers with cultural and/or linguistic backgrounds similar to their own. 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. During this webinar, participants learned how states and communities can recognize and support this critical population of educators.
Archived Webinar December 15, 2021
This is a recording from the December 13, 2021 Child Care Compensation Counts: Eight Strategies webinar.