The many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic emphasize the critical importance of early childhood education. NBCDI and UnidosUS recognize this time as a critical opportunity to rebuild ECE better: to prioritize and increase investments in the field, with a focus on equity and diversity, while continuing to emphasize and increase quality. This report contains joint policy recommendations developed and disseminated by NBCDI and UnidosUS.
Report June 1, 2021
The Equity Leaders Action Network (ELAN) is BUILD’s fellowship program to support state- and county-level early childhood leaders committed to advancing toward racial equity. It was created in response to four challenges reflected in early childhood program, entities, and organizations: racism, fragmented early childhood systems, lack of community and beneficiary voices, and a dearth of policy leadership intentionally committed to racial equity. This brief summarizes the ripple effects of the project.
Article January 28, 2021
Rebecca Baran-Rees and Kate Noble of Growing Up New Mexico highlight the state’s work to support PN-3 children and families.
Article June 1, 2020
The State and Community Spotlight is an ongoing opportunity to share the work happening at the state or community level and foster connections between grantees.