NEWS

2022

IN THE NEWS – November 4, 2022

Squaring Up with History: Child Trends’ Chrishana Lloyd and Julianna Carlson Dig Deep on the Value of Care, Early Learning Nation

“A new report commissioned by the Early Educator Investment Collaborative—Mary Pauper: A Historical Exploration of Early Care and Education Compensation, Policy and Solutions—is one of the most talked-about publications in the field today…” READ MORE

 

IN THE NEWS – August 9, 2022

For Early-Childhood Grant Makers, Collaboration Is Key, Chronicle of Philanthropy

“When Phyllis Glink took a job at the Irving Harris Foundation 26 years ago, the foundation’s namesake donor would often share a parable. It went like this: A group of people are sitting on a riverbank…” READ MORE

 

IN THE NEWS – August 4, 2022

Raising Child Care Fund Grantees Lifting Up Voices of Early Educators, Early Childhood Funders Collaborative

“The Raising Child Care Fund (RCCF), an initiative of ECFC, pools private foundation dollars to give grants to groups that lift up the voices of families, early educators, and allies…” READ MORE

 

IN THE NEWS – April 2022

State of American Philanthropy: Giving for Early Childhood Education, Inside Philanthropy

“Until recently, philanthropy has neglected early childhood education (ECE) in favor of higher-profile funding areas, like K-12 education and healthcare. But that has begun to change in recent years…” READ MORE

Access the full report here.

 

IN THE NEWS – April 21, 2022

States stuck trying to fix early ed pay as feds drop the ball, The Hechinger Report

“Earlier this year, I spent some time in Milwaukee, Wisconsin learning about local efforts to draw new early childhood teachers into the field by creating programs that allow high school students…” READ MORE

 

OP-ED – February 12, 2022

Op-Ed: America’s approach to early childhood education is completely unsustainable, Los Angeles Times

“Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, alarming attrition and turnover in the early education workforce has gotten even worse. Prior to the pandemic, turnover in the field was already as high as…” READ MORE

NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

2022

November 14, 2022

Grantee Spotlight: College of Menominee Nation

The Collaborative is excited to share updates from our grantee partner College of Menominee Nation as part of our Transforming Early Educator Lead Teacher Preparation Programs Through Multi-Partner Innovation grant.

 

October 18, 2022

The Collaborative Awards University of Nebraska Teacher Preparation Grant

The Collaborative is excited to announce that the University of Nebraska has received a Transforming Early Educator Lead Teacher Preparation Programs Through Multi-Partner Innovation grant. We are also pleased to share that School Readiness Consulting will continue its work of planning and facilitating the learning community for the second year of the grant.

 

September 19, 2022

Grantee Spotlight + Conference Announcement

The Collaborative is excited to share updates from our grantee partner North Seattle College as part of our Transforming Early Educator Lead Teacher Preparation Programs Through Multi-Partner Innovation grant. We are also pleased to share that our Director, Dr. Ola J. Friday, will present at the Grantmakers for Education 2022 Annual Conference.

 

August 10, 2022

Grantee Learning Community

The Collaborative is excited to share the work of our grantee learning community as part of our Transforming Early Educator Lead Teacher Preparation Programs Through Multi-Partner Innovation grant.

 

July 5, 2022

ECE Workforce Compensation: Grantee Wins

The Collaborative is excited to share groundbreaking wins for the ECE workforce that were hard-fought by two of the Raising Child Care Fund’s grantee partners: Ohio Organizing Collaborative and Parent Voices California.

 

May 31, 2022

Announcement: Conference Featuring ECE Workforce Research

The Early Educator Investment Collaborative is pleased to share that the Administration for Children and Families’ 2022 National Research Conference on Early Childhood (NRCEC) will feature research from the Child Trends report, Mary Pauper: A Historical Exploration of Early Care and Education Compensation, Policy, and Solutions.

 

April 5, 2022

The Collaborative Awards Salish Kootenai College Teacher Preparation Grant

The Early Educator Investment Collaborative is excited to share updates on its Transforming Early Childhood Education Lead Teacher Preparation Program grant as part of our ongoing work to bolster innovative early educator preparation programs.

 

February 28, 2022

NEW Research on the History of Racial Inequities in ECE Workforce Compensation, Preparation, and Stability

A new report from Child Trends commissioned by The Collaborative, Mary Pauper: A Historical Exploration of Early Care and Education Compensation, Policy, and Solutions, maps 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.

 

February 14, 2022

Op-ed from Heising-Simons Action Fund, and The Collaborative Co-Chair, in L.A. Times

Program Officer at Heising-Simons Action Fund, Dr. Rebecca Gomez, co-chair of The Collaborative, asserts that a viable policy solution is poised to provide robust and sustainable relief for this essential workforce—and is an absolute prerequisite for community recovery.

 

February 8, 2022

NEW Research Finds That Child Mask-wearing Reduces Child Care Closures

We are pleased to share the latest research from The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University as part of four grants the Early Educator Investment Collaborative (The Collaborative) issued to organizations working towards policy and advocacy that support building a better and more equitable early childhood education system in the wake of COVID-19.

 

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