Early Ed Leadership & Innovation

We train frontline early educators and child care business owners in entrepreneurial leadership, and research ways to support them at scale

October 29, 2020
by IEELI
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What we learned from our webinar series on reinventing child care in Massachusetts

The COVID-19 pandemic has widely exposed what early care and education (ECE) professionals have long known: our ECE system is not sustainable in its current patchwork configuration. Yet it is also vital to the functioning of our economy and must therefore be prioritized for systemic change.

This summer, we launched a webinar series, “Reinventing Child Care in Massachusetts” to facilitate a detailed discussion of what the sector needs, and we’re eager to share what we learned. More than 700 ECE professionals and other stakeholders participated and attendees gathered online to share ideas for reinventing an ECE system that is high-quality, accessible to all families, provides professional compensation to educators based on their skill and experience, has sufficient resources for professional and leadership development, and addresses racial inequities. Continue Reading →

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July 14, 2020
by IEELI
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Automating invoicing, enrollment and applications saves time and money

As we continue to adapt to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, families have been slow to return their children to early care and education programs, according to Opportunities Exchange, a national leader in developing business strategies that sustain ECE programs and improve child outcomes. These observations provided the backdrop to a robust discussion of the ways in which automating back-end operations can free up significant time and money during our webinar “The Role of Technology in Reinventing Child Care: Working Smarter with Shared Services.” This webinar, which was part two of our three-part webinar series titled “Reimagining Stronger and More Equitable Systems of Early Care and Education” is filled with practical and actionable ideas for early care and education programs. Continue Reading →

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July 1, 2020
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Building a better ECE system post-COVID-19

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March 16, 2020
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ECE sector advocates for inclusion in coronavirus economic stimulus package

As the country continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, 35 national child welfare and early care and education organizations last week called on the federal government to ensure that “significant and flexible emergency funding” for ECE is part of any emergency stimulus package. They made their call in a March 11 letter to Congresss. In a follow up communication to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), they urged Congress to issue “immediate and clear guidance from to state Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) administrators and lead agencies regarding policy choices that can help child care providers and the families they serve remain operable, financially stable and, to the degree possible, open during and after the ongoing COVID19/coronavirus crisis.” Continue Reading →

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