Young Children’s Resilience in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
(June 8, 2023, 12 pm ET/9 am PT)
Together We Shine: Making Equity an Organizational Priority
(May 24, 2023, 3 pm ET/12 pm PT)
Together We Shine: Integrating Equity Into the Company Culture
(April 27, 3 pm ET/12 pm PT)
Together We Shine: Leveraging External Partnerships to Build Internal Talent Equity
(April 13, 3 pm ET/12 pm PT)
Together We Shine: Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in Early Childhood Education
(March 30, 3 pm ET/12 pm PT)
Dr. Lydia Carlis, Chief Program & People Officer at Acelero Learning and Shine Early Learning, hosted Michelle Molitor, The Equity Lab Founder and Executive Director, and Matthew Taylor, Noble Story Group Founder and CEO, and discussed the ways in which we in early childhood can introduce DEIB into our companies’ policies and practices and cultivate it in our programs.
Together We Shine: Holding Ourselves Accountable to Families
(January 25, 2 pm EST / 11 am PST)
Join Dr. Lydia Carlis, Chief Program & People Officer at Acelero Learning & Shine Early Learning, as she hosts early childhood experts and former Head Start parents George Clay, Tameka Henry, and Susan Jackson. Discussion topics include families’ visions for authentic home to school partnerships and assessments of what it takes for programs to fully center equity in family engagement.
Together We Shine: Elevating Practitioners’ Voices to Achieve Equitable Family Engagement
(November 30, 2022)
Leading experts from across the country John Thomas, Family Services Coordinator & EIB Lead at Acelero Learning Clark County, Patricia Puntier, Family Services Coordinator & EIB Lead at Acelero Learning Camden/Philadelphia, and Cassie Harris, Family Engagement & Health Specialist at Shine Early Learning, the below questions on equitable family engagement:
What does it take to integrate and authentically live equitable family engagement in our everyday work with families?
Where are the challenges that make realizing equitable family engagement in our daily work difficult–and what can we lean into to overcome obstacles?
Together We Shine: Co-designing Young Children’s Learning Experiences with Families (November 2, 2022)
Together We Shine returns for its third season, when it takes a meaningful look at equitable family engagement in early childhood education (ECE). Leaders from across the field discuss inclusive and equitable approaches to bringing the voices of family and staff into the work that is taking place in the birth-to-five space. Over the next several weeks, Acelero Learning and Shine Early Learning will be joined by Daryl Greenfield, Sheetal Singh, John Thomas, and Patricia Puntier. We are honored to facilitate conversations that elevate both thinking and also practices around equitable family engagement in ECE.
About EP 1: Co-designing Young Children’s Learning Experiences with Families
Our November 2nd episode focuses on co-designing young children’s learning experiences with families, with consideration given to questions such as:
What do those words mean to us?
How does this approach change the relationship between families and schools?
How do we think about expertise, specifically how should it be used to enrich learning experiences in a way that is always mindful of equity and inclusion?
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