Listening to beneficiary voice helps state leaders consider how individuals with different backgrounds, experiences, and identities experience the programs and services created within state early childhood systems. This protocol provides guidance for setting up a beneficiary visit to collect information on what families’ goals are for their young children, what programs and services work or do not work well, and where opportunities to meet family needs simply do not exist.
Podcast October 4, 2022
Megan Waltz is Supervisor for Promotion and Prevention Unit within the Child Safety and Permanency Division at Minnesota Department of Human Services. Host Dr. Sherri Killins Stewart talks with Megan about how she develops systems that are more responsive to family needs by truly listening to the communities she serves.
Podcast September 6, 2022
As director of equity and inclusion at the Early Care and Learning Council in New York, Fannie Glover is constantly reminding her team to prioritize authentic relationships with families and their communities. Host Dr. Sherri Killins Stewart asks Fannie to share how she leads for equity in her day-to-day, and how she stays the course in the long-term.
Archived Meeting Resources August 25, 2022
This session was presented during the BUILD 2021 National Conference.