The National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers Capacity Building Hub’s newsletter highlights the PN-3 work underway in the Pritzker Children’s Initiative’s grantee states and communities. Read this newsletter for updates and resources on responses to the Covid-19 pandemic and efforts to build a more inclusive and equitable early care and education system.
COVID-19 Survey: Building New Foundations
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, early childhood systems, policy, funding, services, providers, and families adapted and innovated to meet the needs of young children, their families, and communities. These positive changes might inform future efforts to build a more effective, accessible, and equitable early childhood system. Take the Building New Foundations survey to share what you have seen and what changes you would like to see for young children and their families. Survey closes Friday, July 31. Haga la encuesta en Español.
Webinar Resources from BUILD: Responding to the Racial and Economic Disparities Underscored by Covid-19: How Can Leaders Build a More Inclusive Early Care and Education System?
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored who is advantaged in the US and who is not. While many of us have experienced some hardship over the past three months, the pandemic not only has laid bare the hardships that many families and children always experience – it has exacerbated them. These marginalized families and children have faced historic and current discrimination based on race, ethnicity, language, and/or immigrant status. During the pandemic, they have endured the shuttering of child care facilities (if they had access to begin with) while not having the privilege of working from home. They have not been able to socially distance themselves due to close living conditions and/or being essential workers. They have had no choice but to put themselves and their families at risk. How can leaders build a more equitable high-quality early care and education system?
This webinar gave participants a chance to consider how we can reform, transform, revise, and rebuild in ways that create sustainable income and access to programs, services, and supports that benefit young children and families, especially those furthest from opportunity. How will leaders use their authority and influence to shift resources, programs, and services to meet health and safety requirements while considering other shortcomings of the early childhood services?
Resources: Slideshow; Recording
Blog December 21, 2021
Home-based education leaders Ruth Kimble, DeCarla Burton, Martina Rocha, and Erma Jackson contributed to this fourth blog in the HBCC Voices from the Field Series.
Archived Meeting Resources December 17, 2021
This is the slide deck from the November 16 webinar, Home-Based Child Care: Supporting HBCC Educators Whose Primary Language is Other than English. Home-Based Child Care is popular because many providers offer flexible schedules and are more familiar and affordable to families than child care centers. In addition, many families are able to find home-based providers with cultural and/or linguistic backgrounds similar to their own. Nearly one-fifth of the ECE workforce are immigrants, with many educators speaking languages other than English, and close to a quarter of all HBCC providers speaking Spanish. During this webinar, participants learned how states and communities can recognize and support this critical population of educators.
Archived Webinar December 15, 2021
This is a recording from the December 13, 2021 Child Care Compensation Counts: Eight Strategies webinar.