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Policy Matters is a video chat series between Teri Talan, Michael W. Louis Chair and Senior Policy Advisor at the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, and guest thought leaders in early childhood policy. Our guests for this season are: Dr. Aisha Ray, Distinguished Fellow, BUILD Initiative; Dr. Cynthia Tate, Executive Director, Illinois Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development; and Ashley Nazarak, Vice President of Learning and Evaluation, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago.
Want to catch up or revisit the series? Explore previous chats and topics here.
In episode 1, Aisha and Teri discuss the concept of racial equity, how it differs from equality, and why racial equity matters in early childhood education.
These topics were recently explored at the Public Policy Forum at the 2019 Leadership Connections™ National Conference. If you were unable to attend the conference or attended the forum and want to continue to dialogue with our forum presenters, please post questions and comments on the website.
Dr. Teri Talan is Michael W. Louis Chair and Senior Policy Advisor at the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership and Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at National Louis University. She is co-author of the Program Administration Scale (PAS), Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS), Escala de Evaluación de la Administración de Negocios, and Who’s Caring for the Kids? The Status of the Early Childhood Workforce in Illinois.Policy [M]atters Season 4, Episode 1