The Unique Challenges of Supporting the Early Childhood Sector Through COVID-19

March 19th Webinar, co-hosted by Grantmakers for Education and the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative

In the fragmented early childhood system, there are a number of challenges in getting targeted resources to young people in need as well as adults displaced from the early childhood labor force in a time of shutdown due to COVID-19.

On March 19th, GFE and ECFC co-hosted a collaborative conversation among funders to learn and assess possibilities for collaborative action. We are grateful to two leaders, Barbara Chow, education director, Heising Simons Foundation, and Rhian Evans Allvin, executive director, National Association for the Education of Young Children, who took time to talk to us about the most effective philanthropic responses.

 

Archive & Related Links:

Video chat recording: The Unique Challenges of Supporting the Early Childhood Sector through COVID-19

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) statement on COVID-19: Child Care is Essential and Needs Emergency Support to Survive

Initial findings from NAEYC’s Survey of Early Care and Education Providers

Philanthropy serving organizations’ joint statement: Keep Equity at the Forefront in Philanthropy’s Response to the Coronavirus

These resources and others are being compiled and udpated regularly on ECFC’s early childhood funders COVID-19 page.

 

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