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.
Blog September 25, 2023
This blog explains the impact of the policy choice to not renew the Child Tax Credit on the child poverty rate.
Home-Based Child Care: Embedding Wellness in HBCC Systems through Strengthening HBCC Networks: An Evidence-Based Framework for High Quality (Benchmarks)
Archived Webinar September 21, 2023
This recording and slide deck are from the September 19, 2023 Home-Based Child Care Webinar.
Report August 29, 2023
A robust early childhood care and education workforce is at the heart of any solution to stabilize the child care sector, and adequate compensation is pivotal to that end. That reality comes through in the PDG B-5 grant applications; many states demonstrate a keen focus on supporting workforce compensation. This brief explores and synthesizes the strategies to increase compensation that states proposed in their PDG B-5 grant applications.