Culturally Relevant Considerations: Somali Professional Development on Positive Behavior Support
This session was presented during the BUILD 2021 National Conference.
Developing and implementing quality professional development that is accessible to those whose primary language is not English is a priority in Washington state. This is typically done through translation; however, for the Somali language, a direct translation of English content does not do the job. In this session, we’ll share a culturally relevant approach to a popular form of professional development for early childhood educators. The Somali season of Circle Time Magazine focuses on Positive Behavior Support and has been recreated with new hosts and additional guests to capture unique learning opportunities for Somali speaking audiences. With subtitles in English, the content also serves as a beneficial professional development for all educators to hear more about supporting behavior in culturally sustaining ways.
Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and their Families Webinar Series Report
Report May 26, 2023
This report summarizes the webinar series Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and Their Families. The five webinars were held monthly from January through May 2022 and were facilitated by Dr. Cynthia L. Tate, of BUILD.
Incorporating Home-Based Educator Wellness in Equitable Early Childhood Systems
Video May 2, 2023
In this session, Shayla Collins (UW Center for Child & Family Well-Being), Dr. Rena Hallam (Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood), and Dr. Laura Lessard (Childcare Wellbeing Initiative) shared Shining the Light on You, their innovative wellness program designed for family child care educators, and Pilar Torres (L.U.N.A.) discussed ways to embed HBCC wellness support into ECE systems for educators whose primary language is Spanish.
Story of the Granny Midwives
Video April 24, 2023
This video about the original midwives, is a reminder of the the systematic eradication of Black midwives, as well as the hope and promise of the work Black midwives and doulas are reclaiming.