563. The Role of Quality Improvement Systems and Policies in Disrupting Inequities in the Early Care and Education System for Children, Families, and Educators
|Date:||Tuesday June 27, 2017|
|Time:||3:30 PM - 5:00 PM|
|Speakers:|| Lea Austin
The U.S. early care and education system remains fragmented and under-resourced. These circumstances fuel inequities for children, families and the early childhood workforce. Quality improvement systems and emerging policy proposals offer an opportunity to intervene and disrupt patterns of inequity, including racial stratification and divergent working conditions among the workforce. In this session, learn about inequities, drivers of inequality, and their relationship to measures of quality. Engage in a discussion about why systemic inequalities matter for children and educators, and opportunities to intervene at the systems and implementation levels.