Within the broader context of national efforts to address social inequities through improved early care and education program quality and professionalization, the center is pursuing three interrelated strands focused on the implementation of:
- Early Care and Education (Birth to Age 5) Professionalization and Systemization, with a particular focus on:
– Teachers of Children Who are Emergent Multilingual Learners
– Workforce Racial Equity
- Anti-Racist, Trauma-Informed Early Care and Education Systems
- Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Family and Community Engagement
The overall purpose of this agenda is to use data to engage with educators, policymakers, and families in reflection and dialogue about needed practice and policy changes.