Measuring Up to Our Ideals – A New Vision for Equitable Quality Measurement
This recording is from the webinar Measuring Up to Our Ideals - A New Vision for Equitable Quality Measurement.
When it comes to quality, are we measuring what matters most in early childhood settings? Are we measuring equitably? A new resource from national experts on quality measurement, “Measuring the Quality of Early Learning Environments,” lays out a vision for early childhood measurement rooted in equity and the principles of ideal learning environments. This webinar introduces participants to fresh perspectives and new ideas for policymakers and program leaders to consider when evaluating programs that serve young children and families. The webinar explores how policy decisions about what is measured (in classrooms, programs, and systems), how it is measured, and how the information is used can have significant implications when it comes to addressing or exacerbating inequities within programs and systems. It also shows how the Principles of Ideal Learning framework can help guide a more holistic picture of program quality. Featured in the discussion are a co-author of the report and three experts who contributed to the guide. Panelists share their reflections on its content and its implications for educators, program leaders, and policymakers.
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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.