This session was presented during BUILD 2022 National Conference.
What will it take to get to Paid Medical and Family Leave (PMFL) for All? Parents and caregivers need time to bond with their babies and PMFL is a critical step toward racial, economic, and health equity and is an essential foundation for an equitable early childhood system. Momentum is growing in states throughout the country to establish and improve PMFL policies. Join advocates and experts to learn why PMFL policies that center equity are so important, where we fall short, and how we can move toward Paid Leave for All.
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.