Amid a continuing child care crisis exacerbated by COVID-19, it is more important than ever to ensure that families have access to high-quality early learning opportunities for their children in settings that meet their needs. Many states and cities allow family child care (FCC educators) to deliver public PreK in their homes, but little is known about the implementation of these initiatives.
Researchers at Erikson Institute (Juliet Bromer and Samantha Melvin), the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood (Rena Hallam and Jason Hustedt), and the Equity Action Coalition (Iheoma Iruka) are launching a new PreK in FCC Project to better understand state and city strategies, successes, and challenges in delivering PreK in FCC settings.
Please register to join us for the PreK in Family Child Care Project Kickoff Webinar on July 14th (1-2pm CT/ 2-3pm ET). Presenters will introduce the project, share a conceptual framework for the equitable inclusion of FCC in PreK initiatives, and gather feedback from the field about the most pressing questions for us to answer in the coming months. Registrants will also have access to the webinar recording and receive the conceptual framework brief when it is released, so please sign up even if you are unable to attend live.
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