This slide deck is a resource from the webinar Barriers to Economic Mobility for Low-Income Working Families with Young Children. Children’s development and family financial stability are inextricably linked. The 2Gen approach is designed to support improved child and family outcomes. Low-income working families with young children may experience benefits cliffs and other structural financial barriers that can challenge career advancement and economic self-sufficiency. The Atlanta Fed’s Advancing Careers initiative conducts research on benefits cliffs and structural barriers to career advancement and develops tools to support community and state efforts to improve economic security for families and meet the talent needs of businesses for a healthy economy.
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.
Blog January 18, 2023
Under 3 DC Coalition members Sia Barbara Ferguson Kamara, LaDon Love, and Kim Perry contributed to this blog.