Start with Equity: Advancing Equity in Early Care and Education Systems with the American Rescue Plan Act

This issue brief provides a policy agenda with concrete ways to advance racial equity in early care and learning systems. It has a guiding framework and includes 14 priorities for states and tribes to consider to invest in equity access, experiences, and outcomes. It provides links to two earlier companion documents: Start with Equity from the Early Years to the Early Grades and 14 Priorities to Dismantle System Racism in Early Care and Education. This resource supports equity. This resource may help in planning for use of federal stimulus funds.

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Shantel Meek, Iheoma U. Iruka, Evandra Catherine; Dawn A. Yazzie, Walther Gilliam, Kent McIntosh, Veronica Fernandez, Darielle Blevins, Oscar Jimenez, and Eugene Garcia
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16 pages
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