Paid Family and Medical Leave: An Essential Component for an Equitable and Comprehensive Early Childhood SystemPaid Family and Medical Leave: An Essential Component for an Equitable and Comprehensive Early Childhood System
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.
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.