The Importance of Home-Based Educator Wellness in Equitable Early Childhood Systems
These resources are from the March 21, 2023 HBCC Webinar
In this session we discussed about the importance of home-based child care educator wellness in creating equitable early childhood systems. Shayla Collins (UW Center for Child & Family Well-Being) modeled some wellness strategies for us that HBCC educators can use as well. Then, Dr. Juliet Bromer (Erikson/HomeGrown) discussed benchmarks for educator wellness. DeCarla Burton (Supporting Professional Network Association/SPNA) illustrated what caring for educator wellness looks like in SPNA and the difference it makes for educators.
Access the slide deck here.
Online Wellness platforms with free or low-cost options, with a focus on communities of color:
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.