This session was presented during the BUILD 2021 National Conference.
The current financing of the early care and education system does not work well for any one, and it is families and children of color and the ECE workforce that bear the brunt of this broken system. In this session, you will learn about strategies to address the broken financing system, including changing the way child care subsidy rates and quality incentives are set in order to better account for the true cost, with variations based on quality, strategies to prioritize underserved populations, including children and families of color, and ways to think beyond the subsidy system to impact the entire prenatal-to-five system. We will also discuss strategies for engaging stakeholders to align on a shared vision and set of principles for the prenatal-to-five system in order to drive the fiscal and governance change that is needed to create a sustainable, equitable, and comprehensive early care and education system.
Report February 20, 2024
Raise Up Oregon: A Statewide Early Childhood System Plan 2024-2028 is grounded in equity, the science of child development, and a firm understanding that it takes leaders from early care and education, health, higher education and workforce development, housing, human services, and public education—along with families, communities, and the public and private sectors—to work together during this critical period of children’s lives. Raise Up Oregon: A Statewide Early Childhood System Plan 2024-2028 outlines meaningful actions to better serve the 43,000 children born each year in Oregon and their families.
Archived Webinar January 24, 2024
These resources are from the January 19 webinar, We Can't Do It Alone: Partnering with Local Government to Advance Statewide PN-3 Efforts.
Report January 24, 2024
This resource highlights key strategies to help state and local leaders identify common challenges and actionable strategies to strengthen alignments between state, county and city governments and coordinate prenatal through age three agendas in their communities.