The partners of LAUNCH Flagstaff are making daily progress in our efforts around high-quality early childhood education, literacy and life readiness. Here's a sample of what some of us are currently reading and guiding our thinking. I hope you'll find this information useful too.
WHAT WE'RE READING
This is a comprehensive, detailed account of the complex state of Universal Preschool (UPK) in the United States. As discussions regarding access, equity, and the societal value of early childhood education enter into the public forum, this book offers critical perspectives for next steps. The authors join the synergy of wonder to the practicality of wisdom to navigate complicated systems of power, relationships, and discourse. Cross-sector efforts to address planning and implementation of UPK are examined while acknowledging the current inequitable nature of the field.
Preschool Collaboration Meeting - February 18, 2020
We are convening a meeting with all existing child care and preschool community members to discuss next steps for the project and use collective impact to design programming to meet our goals for increasing quality and access to high quality early learning programming.