Innovative and Equitable Pathways to Credentials and Degrees
This session was presented during the BUILD 2022 National Conference.
Credentialing and degree program access varies by educator race, ethnicity, or cultural background (Paschall, et al., 2020). Teachers of color, teachers for whom English is not a first or only language, and teachers not born in the United States are less likely to hold a bachelor’s degree. At the same time, federal and state requirements, and a push to professionalize the workforce has increased demand for a credentialed workforce, resulting in an inequitable system of career advancement that favors white and English-speaking educators. How do we create and sustain equitable pathways to degrees to ensure an effective and diverse early childhood workforce? Join us to explore solutions.
Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and their Families Webinar Series Report
Report May 26, 2023
This report summarizes the webinar series Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and Their Families. The five webinars were held monthly from January through May 2022 and were facilitated by Dr. Cynthia L. Tate, of BUILD.
Incorporating Home-Based Educator Wellness in Equitable Early Childhood Systems
Video May 2, 2023
In this session, Shayla Collins (UW Center for Child & Family Well-Being), Dr. Rena Hallam (Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood), and Dr. Laura Lessard (Childcare Wellbeing Initiative) shared Shining the Light on You, their innovative wellness program designed for family child care educators, and Pilar Torres (L.U.N.A.) discussed ways to embed HBCC wellness support into ECE systems for educators whose primary language is Spanish.
Story of the Granny Midwives
Video April 24, 2023
This video about the original midwives, is a reminder of the the systematic eradication of Black midwives, as well as the hope and promise of the work Black midwives and doulas are reclaiming.