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Finally, A Seat at the Table: Provider Voice, Community Voice

Archived Meeting Resources
January 9, 2023

This session was presented during the BUILD 2022 National Conference.

An opportunity to learn about three innovative approaches for strengthening and centering provider and community voice in early care and education public policy and decision-making. In Louisiana, For Providers by Providers (4pxp) was launched by experienced child care providers for child care providers to coordinate their leadership development, engage them in policy advocacy, provide training and business technical assistance, and launch demonstration projects to expand their impact and financial sustainability. In Philadelphia, the Racial Equity Early Childhood Provider Council is the outgrowth of the project, Philadelphia’s Early Learning Community Speaks Out: An Action Plan for Quality Improvement; its focus is the design and operation of the quality improvement systems contracted by the state and city and it represents center and home-based programs. In Minnesota, the state is changing its frame for public sector decision making through centering provider and community voice in its work.

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