Diversifying the Educator Workforce: Learning What Works from Washington State
This blog post by Amaya Garcia and featured on the New America website, provides lessons learned from Washington State’s experiences on diversifying the educator workforce. She provides an overview of the biannual conference of the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board on diversifying the educator workforce. Washington is helping lead the way for other states interested in creating multiple pathways into the teaching profession to help address shortages and increase the diversity of the workforce.
The Importance of Family Engagement in Supporting Emerging Bilingual Learners
Archived Meeting Resources January 9, 2023
This session was presented during the BUILD 2022 National Conference.
Home-Based Child Care: Supporting HBCC Educators Whose Primary Language is Other than English
Archived Meeting Resources December 17, 2021
This is the slide deck from the November 16 webinar, Home-Based Child Care: Supporting HBCC Educators Whose Primary Language is Other than English. Home-Based Child Care is popular because many providers offer flexible schedules and are more familiar and affordable to families than child care centers. In addition, many families are able to find home-based providers with cultural and/or linguistic backgrounds similar to their own. Nearly one-fifth of the ECE workforce are immigrants, with many educators speaking languages other than English, and close to a quarter of all HBCC providers speaking Spanish. During this webinar, participants learned how states and communities can recognize and support this critical population of educators.
Meet Cokis, A Kith and Kin Participant
Video November 1, 2019
Hear how Kith and Kin helped prepare Cokis as a caregiver.