Early Childhood Policy: New Developments in Higher Education
About the event:
Interested in developing an Early Childhood Policy (ECP) program at your university? This webinar will introduce participants to the Early Childhood Policy in Institutions of Higher Education (ECPIHE) initiative. Led by the National Center for Children & Families at Columbia University, the ECPIHE aims to prepare students for leadership and policymaking roles in Early Childhood Policy and establish a new field of inquiry in Early Childhood Policy.
As part of this work, the initiative has created open access materials that provide a “blueprint” for creating new ECP undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates, as well as technical assistance supports.
ECPIHE guides its work with an intentional eye towards equity and diversity; it seeks to engage diverse professionals and students, and equip future ECP leaders with knowledge about, and respect for, the diverse families that early childhood policies serve.
This webinar, co-hosted by the University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium and the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), is open to all and is geared towards higher education faculty and students. The webinar will conclude with an audience Q&A period.
About the University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium
The University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium is a network of up to 25 university-based institutions—including centers, schools, departments, and programs—that have an interest in child and family policy. The Consortium engages members around the core components of the Consortium’s mission: To share the latest findings and strategies for conducting policy-relevant research and to facilitate collaboration across our member institutions; to encourage cross-disciplinary undergraduate and graduate training to support the next generation of child and family policy researchers; and to foster effective translation between research, practice, and policy audiences.