Parents have long struggled to find and afford child care that meets their needs; and child care businesses have equally struggled to balance the cost of providing quality care, Now, the pandemic has exacerbated the child care crisis and raised new challenges.
Blog December 3, 2021
This spotlight highlights Latinx early childhood leader Pilar Torres. Pilar is co-founder and president of LUNA Latinas Unidas which provides advocacy and professional and business development services to Latina early childhood professionals.
Podcast December 3, 2021
First Things First, Arizona’s early childhood agency, has worked over time with the many Native American tribes in the state to develop a tribal consultation model that works for both sides. With the shared goal of supporting healthy development for young children and their families, they’ve found ways to balance the state government’s data and policy needs with protecting the privacy and power of sovereign tribal nations. Host Karen Ponder speaks with Councilwoman Carletta Tilousi, an elected member of the Havasupai tribal council, and Liz Barker Alvarez, chief policy advisor at First Things First.
Report November 22, 2021
A new resource published on the Quality Compendium discusses the impact of COVID-19 on early care and education quality initiatives based on findings from two surveys disseminated in 2020. Findings offer a glimpse into how quality improvement systems adapted to meet the needs of ECE providers across the nation.