Supporting Early Childhood Development, Mental Health, and Healthy Weight in Statewide QRIS Indicators
This session was presented during the BUILD 2022 National Conference.
Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) indicators are often employed as a system-level lever for promoting child health and development in Early Care and Education (ECE). Qualitative content analyses of publicly available QRIS documents from March/April 2020 assessed the extent to which statewide systems embed indicators related to promotion of 1) healthy weight 2) early childhood development and mental health. Results suggest that many statewide systems integrate healthy growth and development into indicators. In this session, we invite state QRIS leaders to discuss our findings and opportunities to enhance equity in promotion of early development and health through ECE quality initiatives.
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.