Knocking it All Down: Why We Need to Build a New Quality Rating Improvement System
This session was presented during BUILD 2022 National Conference.
Sometimes the best way forward is to knock down existing structures and rebuild them from the ground up. Such is the case with QRIS, which should measure meaningful differences in the quality of ECE programs but in practice are only weakly associated with child outcomes. As a result, providers lack the information they need to improve and families do not know which programs will best address their needs. Using powerful videos and real-world state examples, the session explores how states can more accurately and equitably measure critical aspects of program quality that support children’s healthy growth and development.
Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and their Families Webinar Series Report
Report May 26, 2023
This report summarizes the webinar series Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and Their Families. The five webinars were held monthly from January through May 2022 and were facilitated by Dr. Cynthia L. Tate, of BUILD.
Incorporating Home-Based Educator Wellness in Equitable Early Childhood Systems
Video May 2, 2023
In this session, Shayla Collins (UW Center for Child & Family Well-Being), Dr. Rena Hallam (Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood), and Dr. Laura Lessard (Childcare Wellbeing Initiative) shared Shining the Light on You, their innovative wellness program designed for family child care educators, and Pilar Torres (L.U.N.A.) discussed ways to embed HBCC wellness support into ECE systems for educators whose primary language is Spanish.
Story of the Granny Midwives
Video April 24, 2023
This video about the original midwives, is a reminder of the the systematic eradication of Black midwives, as well as the hope and promise of the work Black midwives and doulas are reclaiming.