Racial Equity and the ECE Workforce

In our April 28, 2022, webinar, we heard from the authors of the Child Trends report about the history of systemic racism in the U.S. and how it has influenced early childhood education (ECE) policy and practice, with a particular focus on educator pay and benefits, preparation, and workforce stability. A panel of discussants also explored recommendations for specific federal, state, and local policies and practices that may help facilitate change.

View the webinar recording below.

Featured discussants:

    • Dr. Theresa Hawley, Director, Early Childhood Transformation Team, Office of Governor J. B. Pritzker, Illinois;
    • Ms. Tonia McMillian, Child Care Provider-Consultant;
    • Dr. Lauren “Candy” Waukau-Villagomez, Faculty, College of Menominee Nation; and
    • Dr. Ashley C. Williams, Vice President of Programs, Jumpstart.

Access the full report, the executive summary, and a timeline of key events here.