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?
Podcast January 19, 2022
Minnesota has gathered a group of community-based organizations and tribal nations to envision pathways to early childhood statewide systems. Host Karen Ponder and BUILD executive director Susan Hibbard discuss state-funded initiatives with Jovon Perry, director of Economic Assistance and Employment Supports at Minnesota’s Children and Family Services, and Cindi Yang, director of the Child Care Services Division of Children and Family Services.
Strategies to Guide the Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Relief Funding for Early Care and Education
Report December 10, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic created a major upheaval to an already fragile early care and education system. As a result of the pandemic, families face additional challenges accessing care and child care providers are experiencing greater financial difficulties and struggling to keep their programs open. The pandemic has also exacerbated the racial, gender, and socioeconomic inequities within the child care system. As states strive to spend these funds in ways that support the child care industry and decrease these inequities, they must decide how to equitably distribute federal recovery funds to better support child care providers, as well as families that face greater barriers to accessing care due to systemic inequities. This report provides strategies to accomplish these goals.
Website December 9, 2021
Children under the age of three years of age account for over one-quarter of the victims of child maltreatment. The highest rate of maltreatment is for children under the age of 1. Infants and toddlers who are the subject of a substantiated case of abuse or neglect or are identified as affected by illegal substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms as a result of prenatal drug exposure must be referred to early Intervention/Part C of IDEA. There are two sets of federal laws that apply, which are described in this resource.