This session was a BUILD 2022 National Conference pre-conference session.
This session focused on developing quality in early childhood education with respect for the diversity of children, families, child care programs, providers, and communities across islands, states, and tribes.
Diverse perspectives were shared as panelists highlighted:
- Tribes’ cultural and linguistic differences and perspectives on quality in early childhood education.
- Island communities’ strengths, challenges, and perspectives on quality in early childhood education to meet the needs of diverse populations
- State quality initiatives and innovations in community responsiveness to meet the needs of diverse populations
- Research perspectives, community cultural assets, recommendations and reflections
- National overview of the past 20 years of QRIS and opportunities for the continuous quality improvement of early childhood education
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.