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
Report November 1, 2023
PDG B-5 Planning and Renewal Grants are being used by states across a wide range of content areas in the early childhood care and education system, and in a variety of ways. The federal funding provides a systems framework and seeks to offer flexibility within that framework. States are using the federal funding to build capacity, create infrastructure, provide direct services, and pilot work that is new for them. This work is occurring within a broad framework provided by the federal government. This brief explores the choices that PDG B-5 grantees plan for the use of the financing provided, which has impact on the overall ECCE systems that they are building and implementing. Within PDG B-5, states had to demonstrate how they would allocate the financial resources available across required and discretionary activity categories. We can learn about their priorities from a look at the choices that they made.
Minnesota’s New Paid Family and Medical Leave Law: Game Changer for Children and Families Webinar Resources
Archived Meeting Resources October 12, 2023
This recording and resources are from the October 5, 2023 webinar, Minnesota’s New Paid Family and Medical Leave Law: Game Changer for Children and Families
Blog September 28, 2023
On September 30, 2023, federal funding made available to child care providers during the pandemic will expire. In this blog, providers discuss the impact.