Fitting in: Hearing the Asian American Voice in Equity Why are Asian, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders missing in the conversation about racial justice and equity in the early childhood field?
Asian Americans are often left out of conversations when issues of equity arise. This discussion will debate ways to engage Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander families to have a voice in early childhood programs. We will discuss ways that “insignificant” numbers of Asian children and families need a system that is highly inclusive, promotes equity, and includes the needs of all young children and families.
Report February 1, 2023
The BUILD Initiative is a national effort that advances state work on behalf of young children (prenatal through five), their families, and communities. BUILD staff partner with early childhood state leaders focused on early learning, health and nutrition, mental health, child welfare, and family support and engagement to create the policies, infrastructure, and cross-sector connections necessary for quality and equity. BUILD provides consultation, planning, and tailored implementation assistance, learning opportunities, resources, and cross-state peer exchanges. These efforts help state leaders improve and expand access to quality and promote equitable outcomes for our youngest children.
Family Voice Matters: The Importance of Effective Parent Coalitions
Blog January 31, 2023
BUILD recently interviewed five parent leaders about their experience in parent coalitions. In addition to reminding us of the need to address implicit bias on behalf of all families and children, they provided their thoughts on ways to ensure the coalitions fulfill their purpose and best meet the needs of families, and whether there’s room for improvement in the way they function. Here’s what they told us.
Una Charla informal: Un cuento de dos Latinas que aprovecharon el momento: A Fireside Chat with Latina Leaders Miriam Calderón and Yvette Sanchez Fuentes
Archived Meeting Resources January 10, 2023
This session was presented during BUILD 2022 National Conference.