The Children's Equity Project, with funding from the Heising-Simons Foundation, and in partnership with the Equity Research Action Coalition at UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, the National Black Child Development Institute, the Council for Professional Recognition, the National Indian Child Care Association, the National Head Start Association, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, The Education Trust, and the Build Initiative, published this new resource that names 14 critical priorities to advance equity in the early care and education system. This list of policies is not meant to be exhaustive or deprioritize other changes critical to bringing about racial equity. Rather, this policy agenda is meant to serve as one actionable roadmap with specific recommendations targeted at federal and state policymakers. These strategies do not and cannot operate in isolation to bring about the change we hope to see. Together, paired with the work of families and advocates, we believe that this agenda will move the field forward closer to realizing racial equity for our youngest children.
Meek, S., Iruka, I. U., Allen, R., Yazzie, D. A., Fernandez, V., Catherine, E., McIntosh, K., Gordon, L., Gilliam, W., Hemmeter, M. L., Blevins, D., & Powell, T. (2020). Fourteen priorities to dismantle systemic racism in early care and education. Children's Equity Project. Retrieved from: https://childandfamilysuccess.asu.edu/cep