Please join us for a conversation focused on how we rebuild the early childhood system after the COVID-19 pandemic and in light of our collective desire for equitable opportunity for all children.
Over the past several months, we have all become extremely aware of both the strengths and shortcomings of programs and supports that comprise our early childhood system. Under severe conditions, we have witnessed both glaring inequities and heroic innovation. As acknowledgment of broader systemic injustice has grown, so has thirst for equity across states and communities. Together, as we move forward, we must look critically at the lessons learned through our challenges, our resilience, and our persistent disparities to determine how we will ensure a stronger, brighter future for ALL young children and those who care for them.
It is for these reasons that we are partnering with the Ounce of Prevention Fund/Start Early to host a virtual conversation that will identify critical questions in service to building it back better—not just rebuilding the early childhood system as it was prior to this difficult time, but rebuilding a stronger, more equitable and comprehensive system.
This conversation is open to anyone -- parents/caregivers of young children, early childhood practitioners, and providers of early childhood services. But, because this conversation will be a bit more guided, we are limiting the number of participants. Sign up early to not miss out.
The ideas and questions from this conversation will also inform shared resources designed to foster rebuilding of a better early childhood system.
We look forward to gathering your unique voice and perspective during this conversation.
Register to join us for this virtual discussion.
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CT
These virtual fireside chats are unscripted and open for any and all discourse. Please join us for this open dialogue on how we can build a better early care and education system.
Please note: Fireside Chats will soon become a members-only benefit. They are a valuable opportunity to connect with our peers during these not-so-normal times. If you aren't sure if you're a member, you can check here or contact us directly. If you need to reset your password, go here. If you know you aren't a member and need to join, you can do so here.