Early Childhood Education
Open to all MIE members, this conversation is a follow up to a MIE 2020 National Conference session from May 7 that was dedicated to co-learning in realtime, using the Open Space Technology (OST) facilitation methodology to crowdsource the collective wisdom of participants. This conversation will focus on the ways that impact investors and others in the ecosystem can mobilize to end income and wealth inequality. The goal of this gathering is to extend the dialogue started at the Conference, particularly looking at inclusiveness as a pathway to narrowing these income and wealth gaps. Read on to learn more about what the conversation will cover and log in for a link to register. Attendees should come prepared for a highly participatory discussion and expect to continue the engagement in subsequent convenings in the months ahead.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the existing childcare crisis in America and exacerbated it. Inadequate or insufficient access to childcare or early childhood education only serves to worsen existing inequities. After recapping what was discussed in the session on May 7, we will brainstorm barriers to new innovations in early childhood education as well as the linked childcare issue, and consider what can be learned from other sectors, exploring what tools are available to spur greater innovation including, but not limited to recoverable grants and Pay For Success structures.
MIE members, log in to view a link to register and to view a report summarizing the discussion from the original OST session that took place on May 7, 2020 at the MIE National Conference. If you have any questions, or challenges accessing the registration information, please contact Karla Moreno at [email protected].
Chelsea Bardot Lewis, Vermont Community Foundation