Updates from the Hub, 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.
Blog: Fighting Racism: Working for Equitable Outcomes for Young Children and Their Families
BUILD stands with all who protest murders of Black men, women, and children—often by the police. We are outraged, tormented, despairing, and angry that so little has changed in 400 years. Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor are the most recent known examples of “the unmattering of Black lives.” The criminalization of Blackness began in slavery, was nurtured by Jim Crow, and festers as a cancer today. It influences the lives of every American child and family and is a bitter inheritance handed down from generation to generation.
Survey: Tell Us What You’re Doing on Well-Child Visits
Well-child visits are a core component of preventive healthcare in the US. The American Academy of Pediatrics currently recommends ten visits in a child’s first two years and then annually through the end of adolescence. Unsurprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting well-child visits. A failure to reverse these trends will have serious immediate and long-term negative impacts on the health of both the population and the economy. What strategies is your state or community using to ensure that infants and toddlers are making it to their well-child visits and getting important vaccinations during the pandemic?
Report August 29, 2023
A robust early childhood care and education workforce is at the heart of any solution to stabilize the child care sector, and adequate compensation is pivotal to that end. That reality comes through in the PDG B-5 grant applications; many states demonstrate a keen focus on supporting workforce compensation. This brief explores and synthesizes the strategies to increase compensation that states proposed in their PDG B-5 grant applications.
Report August 17, 2023
As the number of young multilingual learners— children who speak language(s) other than English—increases throughout the country, the focus on supporting language development, rooted in diverse cultural, linguistic, and developmentally appropriate practices, becomes a critical component of the early childhood care and education (ECCE) system.
Report August 10, 2023
Twenty-one states are drawing on the Preschool Development Birth through Five Renewal Grant (PDG B-5 Renewal) to advance their early childhood care and education (ECCE) systems. These states are undertaking a rich and broad variety of work with this infusion of resources. The BUILD Initiative, ZERO TO THREE, and Start Early, all of whom are members of the National TA Collaborative to Maximize Federal Early Childhood Investments, collaborated on these briefs to share critical early childhood issues that states and their partners are addressing by using the information available in the PDG B-5 Renewal applications. These grants not only provide immediate benefits and long-term systems implications for the states and their communities; they also shed light on the state of the field, which we attempt to outline through this set of briefs.