Early Care & Education Initiatives
Research shows that the brain develops most rapidly in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life. With this knowledge, Bank Street strives every day to advance the education and care of children in their earliest years. The goal of our early child care work is to ensure that more children have a healthy foundation for continued cognitive, social, and emotional growth that will serve them throughout their lives.
Our initiatives are grounded in the work that Bank Street has led for years in its core programs, including the Graduate School’s infancy programs; the Center on Culture, Race & Equity; Emotionally Responsive Practice; the Family Center, and more. Each of them operates under a shared mission to increase high-quality early learning experiences for infants, toddlers, and families.
Supporting Family Child Care Providers
Professional learning opportunities and support for the inclusion of 3-K services in home-based family child care programs