The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) just released a new family engagement resource that pushes beyond the preschool classroom towards a vision of engaging families along a continuum, from First Teacher to Policy Advocate. A collaborative effort led by First 5 Alameda County, Ripples of Transformation: Families Leading Change in Early Childhood Systems outlines how agencies and programs can empower families to advocate for equitable, culturally responsive and family friendly early childhood services.
On January 11 at 1:30 Eastern Time, CSSP will host a Live Webinar featuring a panel of early childhood leaders from Florida, Massachusetts and California, to present insights and strategies from the new toolkit. The interactive webinar will highlight cutting-edge strategies for early childhood agency and program leaders to promote equity-driven, family-led systems change. Finally, the panel will and explore policy and practice implications.