Child Care Providers: May 17, add your voice to amplify the needs of the child care workforce.
Over the years, inadequate government funding and unlivable wages for child care workers have created a system that is unsustainable for both parents and providers. We now have a chance to reform the child care sector. Join us for our three-part #ReimagineChildCare webinar series, as we explore ways that we can improve the child care system to be better for babies and those who care for them.
TheMay 17thtown hall will include diverse voices from the field, including professionals from both child care centers and family child care homes. Join us to add your voice and amplify the needs of this essential workforce.
As the state moves to rebuild and recover from the pandemic, we need to build an infrastructure that will supports families with children, and that means creating access to safe, reliable and affordable child care. Nearly $936 million federal dollars have been designated to support child care in our state. Join us onMay 24 to tell state policymakers how these funds can be used to build back better.
Over the course of the last decade, the number of family child care providers has declined significantly. OnJune 16 you can listen to strategies some funders and organizations have identified to support and grow family child care throughout communities in New Jersey. Make sure to sign up today!
Infant/Toddler Child Care Provider Workforce and Capacity Survey
We want to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected infant and toddler child care centers. The findings of this survey will help advocates and policymakers better understand the issues and challenges of providing this type of child care and identify potential supports that could assist centers in serving this population.
Join us on Thursday as Dr. Florence shares her most recent work that centers on helping teachers explore the origins of differing value structures in safe forums. It uses guided cross-cultural exchanges to help break down prejudices and foster an appreciation of other cultures and the essence of a common humanity. Acknowledging the inextricable link between cultural and structural factors in the plight of vulnerable student populations, this work focuses on how to help counter prevailing disparities in perceptions and expectations within school settings. Designed primarily for teacher candidates, this book offers educators a forum for recognizing the impact of primary backgrounds in teaching and learning.
Adapting to Cultural Pluralism in Urban Classrooms, by Dr. Namulunduh Florence, focuses on four elements in the teaching/learning process: school climate, the views and expectations of teachers in solidarity with principals and policy makers; teacher interactions with students and parents; and the centrality of the reflection to improving practice. It offers tools to support cultural adaptations that enhance the academic success of inner-city students served by predominantly white and more privileged teachers.