State Policy Approaches to Reducing and Preventing Expulsion in Early Care and Education
This session was presented during BUILD 2022 National Conference.
This session will examine trends and variation in state expulsion prevention policies, based on information from a 50-state survey. A presentation on the survey results will highlight several features of states’ policies including program supports, such as professional development or infant-early childhood mental health consultation; changes in program standards and work conditions; and requirements for data collection. Leaders from Arizona and Alaska will describe expulsion prevention policies in their states; Alaska includes expulsion prevention policy in its QRIS while Arizona employs multiple levers in its policy, including expanded program supports and new requirements for data collection.
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.