may, 2021

18may12:00 pm1:00 pmEarly Learning Network Webinar: Building Toward Racial Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Early Learning12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Details

*This event is hosted by the Early Learning Network.

Early care and education (ECE) programs are often pointed to as levers for addressing racial disparities in early learning. However, research consistently shows significant inequities in access to, experiences in, and outcomes from ECE and a general failure of ECE programs to promote equitable outcomes for children of color. Join two of the Early Learning Network’s research leaders to examine systemic and instructional factors that stand to promote more equitable opportunities and outcomes for children of color. Presenters will also share cross-network findings and approaches on centering racial equity in studies of young children and moving beyond a deficit perspective to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion in the broader field of early care and education.

This webinar will help you:
• Better understand how systemic factors affect equitable early learning experiences and outcomes.
• Learn more about the types of practices that can support racial equity in early care and education.
• Center racial equity in your practices, policymaking and research.

Target audience:
• Practitioners – pre-K to grade 3
• School administrators
• Directors for early childhood programs
• State and federal education leaders

Moderator: Lisa Knoche, Ph.D., Co-Director, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools; Director, Nebraska Academy for Early Childhood Research; Research Associate Professor, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Early Learning Network research team presenters:
• Iheoma U. Iruka, Ph.D., Research Professor, Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
• Meghan McCormick, Ph.D., Research Associate, Family Well-Being and Children’s Development, MDRC


(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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