This infographic describes seven daily essential mental activities to optimize brain matter and create well-being.
Report February 1, 2023
The BUILD Initiative is a national effort that advances state work on behalf of young children (prenatal through five), their families, and communities. BUILD staff partner with early childhood state leaders focused on early learning, health and nutrition, mental health, child welfare, and family support and engagement to create the policies, infrastructure, and cross-sector connections necessary for quality and equity. BUILD provides consultation, planning, and tailored implementation assistance, learning opportunities, resources, and cross-state peer exchanges. These efforts help state leaders improve and expand access to quality and promote equitable outcomes for our youngest children.
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.
Broadening Policy for Mixed Delivery: Incorporating Montessori Programs in State Quality Improvement Systems
Report January 12, 2023
The Montessori Public Policy Initiative (MPPI) and the BUILD Initiative have partnered on this document to support states as they work toward including successful and long-standing pedagogically driven models such as Montessori. This report identifies several areas where minor modifications to QIS rubrics can ensure that quality is correctly captured for Montessori programs.