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.
Report August 17, 2023
As the number of young multilingual learners— children who speak language(s) other than English—increases throughout the country, the focus on supporting language development, rooted in diverse cultural, linguistic, and developmentally appropriate practices, becomes a critical component of the early childhood care and education (ECCE) system.
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.
Archived Meeting Resources January 9, 2023
This session was presented during the BUILD 2022 National Conference.