This session was presented during BUILD 2022 National Conference.
Counties and cities have been on the frontline of responding to the pandemic and addressing not only public health needs but also the economic impact of COVID-19. Localities have given funds to child care programs, small businesses, and households and are centering equitable economic recovery in their American Rescue Plan investments. This panel will showcase the importance of making broad investments that support families’ success and improve outcomes for infants and toddlers. Hear from local leaders about how they have invested general and relief funds in economic supports and how they plan to sustain these efforts moving forward.
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.
Archived Meeting Resources January 31, 2023
States are making significant advancements in their quality improvement systems (QIS) as they look for solutions to widen the aperture and fully embrace a mixed-delivery system that will best serve children, families, and the early care and education workforce. To achieve this, QIS policies need to become more flexible and create different pathways to quality, including a variety of established, high-quality delivery models. In this session participants heard how Montessori programs are working with state leaders from Illinois, Michigan, and Washington to be part of the QIS.
Blog January 18, 2023
Under 3 DC Coalition members Sia Barbara Ferguson Kamara, LaDon Love, and Kim Perry contributed to this blog.