Racial Equity Report

Start with Equity: 14 Priorities to Dismantle Systemic Racism in Early Care and Education

A new report outlines 14 critical priorities and actionable policies that federal and state policymakers can immediately and concretely utilize to advance equity in the early care and education system.

Published by the Children’s Equity Project,  funded by the Heising Simons Foundation, and in partnership with national early childhood leaders and advocates*, the report presents a coordinated policy agenda can help us build stronger, more equitable systems for all children.

This work builds on a comprehensive report released by the Children’s Equity Project and the Bipartisan Policy Center in July 2020 to shed a light on the grave inequities that have long pervaded the education system and affect the lives of millions of children from historically marginalized communities, starting at birth. Read  Start with Equity: From the Early Years to the Early Grades.

Access the full report, PowerPoint, and the related December 16th webinar recording here.


Report Partners include: Equity Research Action Coalition at the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, the National Black Child Development Institute, the Council for Professional Recognition, the National Indian Child Care Association, the National Head Start Association, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, The Education Trust, and the BUILD Initiative.