This session was presented during the BUILD 2022 National Conference.
Did you know that challenges related to ECE systems, including QIS, licensing, and subsidy, have been found to be a reason that family child care educators are leaving the field? Hear leading researchers and family child educators respond to the findings and recommendations from The Multi-State Study of Family Child Care Decline and Supply. This session will help deepen your understanding about how the intersecting factors contribute to actual exit from FCC work as well as the rewards that counter these challenges to keep educators in FCC work. Recommendations to create more equitable systems inclusive and supportive of FCC will be highlighted.
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.
Archived Meeting Resources January 31, 2023
States are making significant advancements in their quality improvement systems (QIS) as they look for solutions to widen the aperture and fully embrace a mixed-delivery system that will best serve children, families, and the early care and education workforce. To achieve this, QIS policies need to become more flexible and create different pathways to quality, including a variety of established, high-quality delivery models. In this session participants heard how Montessori programs are working with state leaders from Illinois, Michigan, and Washington to be part of the QIS.
Blog January 18, 2023
Under 3 DC Coalition members Sia Barbara Ferguson Kamara, LaDon Love, and Kim Perry contributed to this blog.