This session was presented during the BUILD 2021 National Conference.
The global pandemic, the economic recession it brought, and the racial injustices it exacerbated will have lasting impacts on Black and Latinx children and families and the early childhood workforce, which is predominantly comprised of women of color. These factors make it imperative that early childhood systems rebuild with racially and linguistically equitable policies and practices that address historic inequities. This session will feature a discussion among leading national experts regarding the equitable policies that must be adopted to redress structural inequities and allow children and communities of color the opportunity to heal and thrive. Discussion will center on steps needed to rebuild the early childhood workforce to enable it to provide high-quality care to Black and Latinx children and families. Panelists will also discuss the importance of promoting economic, housing, and environmental equity.
Report February 20, 2024
Raise Up Oregon: A Statewide Early Childhood System Plan 2024-2028 is grounded in equity, the science of child development, and a firm understanding that it takes leaders from early care and education, health, higher education and workforce development, housing, human services, and public education—along with families, communities, and the public and private sectors—to work together during this critical period of children’s lives. Raise Up Oregon: A Statewide Early Childhood System Plan 2024-2028 outlines meaningful actions to better serve the 43,000 children born each year in Oregon and their families.
Archived Webinar January 24, 2024
These resources are from the January 19 webinar, We Can't Do It Alone: Partnering with Local Government to Advance Statewide PN-3 Efforts.
Report January 24, 2024
This resource highlights key strategies to help state and local leaders identify common challenges and actionable strategies to strengthen alignments between state, county and city governments and coordinate prenatal through age three agendas in their communities.