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This collection of resources from Every Hour Counts is designed for afterschool intermediaries, providers, educators, families, and community leaders. It includes information on building racial equity, integrating youth voice, advancing policy and advocacy, and creating and sustaining a thriving workforce. This resource supports equity.
On March 23, 2023, the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment hosted “Using Data to Support Equity in Out-of-School Time” webinar to introduce a new NCASE brief designed to support CCDF lead agencies and partners in their collaborative work to expand equitable access to school-age child care for families using child care subsidies. Participants also learned about and shared examples of the types of data that can be used to promote equitable access to school-age care, and gained an understanding of promising practices shared by statewide afterschool leads and the National Workforce Registry Alliance.
In this BUILD Initiative webinar, speakers from Migration Policy Institute and Civitas Strategies share fiscal and policy supports that would be beneficial for refugee and asylum families and children. Strategies include language access, increased workforce diversity, accessible two-generation approaches, coordination with refugee resettlement agencies, and trauma-informed practices. This resource supports equity.
The Improving Child Care Compensation Video Series provides interviews with leaders whose work is covered in the Improving Child Care Compensation Backgrounder 2021, which is also in the NCASE library. There are multiple videos for each state, and include examples of strategies that increase workforce equity such as creating salary scales, raising salaries, providing benefits, and building partnerships. Entities included are CA, CO, DE, IL, LA, NM, NC, PA, WA and D.C. This resource supports equity.
On December 15, 2022, the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment hosted the “Equitable Strategies to Support the Out-of-School Time Workforce” webinar to share strategies and resources that can support a strong and diverse afterschool, home-based child care, and summer workforce. Examples shared were from both a national and local perspective and explored funding and policies that are designed to respond to workforce challenges.
This webinar discusses creative approaches to expanding health insurance for early childhood professionals. Health insurance is an important strategy for recruitment and retention and for equitable compensation. Included are examples of effective strategies for WA and for D.C. There is a related one-pager, What Do Early Childhood Educators Need to Know About the Marketplace? at https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ecd/health-coverage-outreach-toolkit-early-care-and-education-workforce.
This webinar explores partnerships between Tribal nations and other partners to build promising practices. Examples were shared on partnerships to reduce turnover, increase language revitalization, and support workforce efforts with tribal colleges. The Tribal Early Learning Initiative (TELI) which works with partners on system-building efforts was highlighted. This resource supports equity.
With programs hiring many new staff, this resource from Temescal Associates provides “Basics” professional development resources developed by Temescal and The How Kids Learn Foundation with links for free, easy access. Also included are worksheets, discussion guides, and other resources to support programs in leading their own professional development and reflection activities on topics like youth development, social-emotional learning, relationships, self-care, grief and loss, preparing youth for the workforce, and other curriculum guides.
This Workforce Wednesday webinar on September 14, 2022 by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance explores strategies to increase compensation and benefits for the early childhood workforce to insure that we are able to attract, prepare, and support our workforce. The webinar includes a panel with state examples from KY, MT, and VT, as well as remarks from Katie Hamm, Deputy Assistant Secretary from ACF and Dr. Ruth Friedman, Director of the Office of Child Care.
This webinar includes panelists who share how afterschool programs are well-positioned to provide work-based learning opportunities for older youth by providing them with employment experiences in elementary school programs. The panel shares examples two examples from CA where high school students work in afterschool or summer programs which can create a pipeline into careers in the out-of-school field as well as an on-ramp into education careers.