‘Kids like Malik, Carlos, and Kiana’: Culturally Responsive Practice in Culturally and Racially Diverse Schools
This paper argues that effective early childhood education for culturally, racially and economically marginalized children must be grounded in and responsive to children’s cultures.
Report February 1, 2023
The BUILD Initiative is a national effort that advances state work on behalf of young children (prenatal through five), their families, and communities. BUILD staff partner with early childhood state leaders focused on early learning, health and nutrition, mental health, child welfare, and family support and engagement to create the policies, infrastructure, and cross-sector connections necessary for quality and equity. BUILD provides consultation, planning, and tailored implementation assistance, learning opportunities, resources, and cross-state peer exchanges. These efforts help state leaders improve and expand access to quality and promote equitable outcomes for our youngest children.
Family Voice Matters: The Importance of Effective Parent Coalitions
Blog January 31, 2023
BUILD recently interviewed five parent leaders about their experience in parent coalitions. In addition to reminding us of the need to address implicit bias on behalf of all families and children, they provided their thoughts on ways to ensure the coalitions fulfill their purpose and best meet the needs of families, and whether there’s room for improvement in the way they function. Here’s what they told us.
Una Charla informal: Un cuento de dos Latinas que aprovecharon el momento: A Fireside Chat with Latina Leaders Miriam Calderón and Yvette Sanchez Fuentes
Archived Meeting Resources January 10, 2023
This session was presented during BUILD 2022 National Conference.