Using Community Assessment to Advance Cultural Competence and Racially Equitable Outcomes for Young Children and Their Families

Speaker: 
Sherri Killins Stewart
Yvette Sanchez Fuentes
Aisha Ray
Time: 
Fri, 06/10/2016 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm

The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance and its partner, the BUILD Initiative, are excited to offer a webinar titled Using Community Assessment to Advance Cultural Competence and Racially Equitable Outcomes for Young Children and Their Families.

The webinar will focus on the components and development of community assessments and how State, Territory, and Tribal leaders and early childhood program directors can use community assessment data to identify and serve new and underserved populations and those in greatest need of early education services.

The webinar will draw on Head Start’s Five Steps to Community Assessment, which provides a framework for a community assessment process and emphasizes that community assessments better position state, community, and program leaders to “make informed decisions about service area plans and delivery, develop strategic plans for the agency, respond to new Federal regulations or initiatives, mobilize community resources and partnerships, and reach out to additional funders.” Case studies will be discussed to show how this assessment framework can be used in different situations.

Participants: The webinar is designed for State, Territory, and Tribal leaders and program directors responsible for distribution of funds and continuous improvement of early childhood programs and services for children and families. This group may include early childhood policymakers and representatives of Child Care and Development Fund administrators, Head Start Collaboration offices, Head Start grantees, Early Head Start–Child Care Partnership grantees, child care resource and referral agencies, and State Advisory Councils.