Infrastructure and system are two words often neglected in discussions of early childhood policy. This paper is about these all-important and hidden “basics”. It offers a working definition of an early care and education system, and of its infrastructure. The paper unequivocally states that unless the system and the infrastructure are addressed and supported, there is little opportunity for achieving quality and the desired outcomes as a result of policy change.
Planning Tool September 26, 2022
This resource tool supports discussion and decision-making on building and refining a statewide home visiting (HV) system by defining each component, outlining the impact and importance of the component and delineating common activities of the component. The tool includes questions to prompt discussion of key factors for the system approach to planning in your state and individual context.
Podcast September 20, 2022
Tonya Coston is the Executive Director of the Division of Early Childhood Services at the New Jersey Department of Education. Host Dr. Sherri Killins Stewart asks Tonya about how she collaborates across agencies and departments to involve other state leaders in the mission of increasing equity in early childhood systems for children and families in New Jersey.
Slide Deck September 6, 2022
In this session, we hear from Sheri Shannon ( Shannon Strategies) who shared with us HBCC tailored marketing and messaging strategies designed to highlight the uniqueness of HBCC’s role as a quality child care option.