This toolkit is designed to provide state advocates and policymakers with strategies, tools, resources and options to make policy choices that facilitate the blending and braiding of funding streams to improve access to and length of children’s participation in full-workday, full-year, high-quality early learning programs that benefit vulnerable young children and working families. Though this tool focuses on child care specifically, sections 2&3 could be of use as examples of mapping current funding streams and considering how blending and braiding should work.
Article June 23, 2022
Michelle Chapin, Heather Adams and Charrise Hart from Ready for School, Ready for Life provide an overview of Guilford County’s goals and activities to support PN-3 children and families.
Video June 15, 2022
In this video, Elizabeth Groginsky, Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department, gives an overview of New Mexico’s early childhood compensation strategies.
Implications for Racial Equity Leadership Development: Lessons from the Equity Leaders Action Network
Report June 13, 2022
This document reflects the collective learning gleaned from three years of creative work within the Equity Leaders Action Network (ELAN) learning community. In it, we describe foundational concepts that we believe need to shape racial equity leadership efforts, core racial equity leadership competencies, and racial equity leadership capacities that need to be nurtured in racial equity leaders. There were many lessons learned in designing and implementing the ELAN. The energy, wisdom, and collaborative spirit racial equity fellows and faculty brought to the ELAN community helped enormously to refine, amend, and improve what we learned about ourselves, each other, and how to carry out racial justice and equity leadership development.